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

Bell's PorterBell's Porter
BA SCORE
3.86/5
2,952 Ratings
Bell's PorterBell's Porter
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,872
Reviews:
1,071
Ratings:
2,952
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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109
Gots:
421
Trade:
6
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 7/22/15. Served in a Spiegelau Stout glass.

Pours a dark brown almost black with about a finger of mocha colored head that sticks around . Aroma is very subtle with light roasted coffee, dark malts, and milk chocolate. Taste is very vague upfront with watery chocolate followed by a splash of roasted malts and some herbal hops to finish. Mouthfeel is very light for a robust porter, almost cola like.

As stated by Bell's, this is a bridge between malty brews and roasted stouts. With a 5.6 ABV this is a borderline session. Perfect for those new to dark brews or for those looking to get back into them as the seasons shift to cooler weather.

Cheers!

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On draught

A - Pitch black, creamy beige head. OK Lacing. - 4.

S - Moderate level roast, toasty cereal malts. Little to no hops/yeast 4.25

T - More pronounced roast bordering on burnt, nice cocoa notes to balance it out. 4.25

M - Light and refreshing, fairly dissipating finish. 4.25

O - A staple - always a treat to enjoy 4.20

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

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date of 06/03/2013 printed on the label. A beer from Bell's that I haven't had before. Expectations are high since I enjoy Bell's beers and I tend to enjoy porters.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a dark cola brown colored body; opaque in the glass. One finger of tan head disappears quickly to a ring.

S - Big dark roasted malts, iced coffee, coffee beans, touch of hazelnut, and some bold smoke / char. Not terribly amazing, but hits it's mark indefinitely.

T - Taste is big rich and robust, just as the label describes. Deep roasted malt character, dark chocolate, cold black coffee, and some char on the finish.

M - Feel is of bitter chocolate & coffee bean roast, with a dry nutty finish. Ideal carbonation for the style.

Overall, a solid porter from Bell's. Not exactly straying from the path or breaking any new remarkable ground, but what a classic, well-brewed Michigan porter should taste like. Bell's rarely ceases to please me, and it's a shame that I overlook their beers as often as I do.

Bell's Porter ---4/5.

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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,952 ratings
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