Porter | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our award winning Porter bridges the gap between malty brown ales and heavily roasted stouts. Notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted barley are offset with just a slight hop bitterness. Enjoy any time of the year.

Added by Mitchster on 02-06-2002

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - deep brown with minimal white lace

S - sweet malty chocolate

T -sweet and bitter coffee and chocolate flavors stand out, could serve this after a meal as dessert

M - nice body and the flavor sticks in your mouth nicely, nice slightly bitter chocolate aftertaste

O - sweeter than i expected from a porter, reminds me more of a mild chocolate stout.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a single bottle from Beers of the World on 11/22/13. Served cool in a Samuel Smith's Pint glass.

Appearance: black as anthracite coal with a thick tan head and nice lacing.

aroma: coffee, char, some chocolate and smoke.

mouthfeel: good.

taste: roast, coffee, a hint of smoke.

notes: maybe not Eddy Fitz but this is a damn good Porter. Looking forward to a taste test between Bell's, Founder's and Eddy.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black , perfectly opaque but at the bottom of the glass you can observe the clarity as you can see some very tiny bubbles that want to go to the top. Two fingers of tan foam that fell slowly and left streaky lace but not a lot of it. Nose is blackened malt with a natural sweetness that is not sugary. It has a leafy hop herbal and a vague fruit scent. There is some bold espresso but not really any chocolate. If there is it's a faint cocoa powder that isn't sweet. Smells like a nice dark bread. Almost no smoke or char at all. Taste follows the nose all the way. The malt is deep and endless.There is a lightness from hop character that adds lightness to the drink. Something a bit leafy and fruity. has a bit of chalky dryness in the middle and finishes with a bitter from blackened grain and a nice vague fruit sweetness to contrast. Gains a nutty quality as it warms that really adds to the flavor. The body of the beer is supple and creamy. Had some firm carbonation and reminded me of cola in the finish.

Very good porter from Bells.

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Big thanks to MilwaukeeCrusher for bringing this beer up on his trip to Vancouver.

A: pours a jet black with espresso coloured head leaving plenty of lacing.

S: bitter cocoa powder and acrid coffee. Sweet malts in the background.

T: following the smell with bitter coffee and cocoa powder. Middle notes of sweet toasted malts and finishes with a lingering bitterness.

M: medium to light bodied with higher than expected carbonation.

O: a tasty and smooth porter that while light bodied packs a good amount of flavour.

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Porter from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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