Bell's Porter | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

very good
2,926 Ratings
Bell's PorterBell's Porter

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
One of our many award-winning beers, Porter emphasizes the darker, roasted aspects of malt. Hints of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee provide the focus, while hops remain in the background. Not as full-bodied as a stout, Porter bridges the gap between malty brown ales and our more heavily roasted stouts.

Added by Mitchster on 02-06-2002

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Ratings: 2,926 |  Reviews: 1,065
Photo of BigMarty1980
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours out almost as dark as a black lager

S- Rich aroma of roasted malt.

T-Notes of chocolate & coffee

M- Moderate body.

O-Not the best Porter I've ever had but it makes my Top 5. If you have a chance to have 1, do it. Would be a delicious companion to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

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Photo of CloudStrife
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Packaged on 10/07/13.

A: Pours a clear dark brown appearing black in the glass. An off white, slightly tanned head sits on top. Nice lacing on the sides.

S: Roasted malts are dominant on the aroma. Some good chocolate and coffee going on as well.

T: As anticipated from the aroma and style this is brew has a strong roasted malt flavor. There is a pretty sizable hopping in the backend that adds some balance. Aftertaste is more malt, chocolate and coffee.

M: Medium to full body with mild carbonation. Smooth and creamy feel to it, as with most porters its a tad thin but that keeps it easy drinking.

Overall a solid porter that I wouldnt turn down. Impressed with the freshness of this bottle. As with anything Bells its worth a try.

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Photo of swaghawk
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of RyanAU
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of gwiedman1
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dillon_1005
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of dorianmarley
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark, cola-brown with a light, off-white head and nice lacing.

Nose is savory. It is nutty and roasted. Salted almonds, cola, and chicory. A very appetizing smell.

Flavor is nutty, almost salty. Not overly dry like many porters. Coca-cola sweetness with a light biscuit finish.

Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing. Plenty of carbonation that makes it very balanced for a porter.

Overall, this is a well-balanced, well-executed porter that is roasted, but never gimmicky.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.88 out of 5 based on 2,926 ratings.
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