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

Bell's PorterBell's Porter
BA SCORE
73.7%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 2,947 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:
#8,628
Reviews:
1,069
Ratings:
2,947
Liked:
2,173
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
10.36%
Alströms:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
421
Trade:
6
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a finger of beige head that dissipates rather quickly. The nose is roasty. The flavor profile is nicely roasty as well. The finish has the definite qualities of roasted bitterness.

There are many porters out there that include a host of add-ons (coffee, cherries, vanilla, etc.) but neglect to include the classic porter qualities. This is a no-frills porter that stays true to style and delivers basic roasted goodness.

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

Poured into nonic pint glass; pitch black with a foamy tan head that fades quickly but leaves a good amount of lacing. Smell is roasted malt with hints of coffee. Taste is smooth roasted malt, moving into bitter chocolate and coffee with fuzzy carbonation and a clean, slightly watery mouthfeel. Nothing amazing, but a good standard porter.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (bottled 6/13)

Appearance: Pitch black with off-white head

Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, sweet malts

Taste: Bitter-sweet chocolate, cocoa, hints of smoke

Palate: Fairly heavy mouthfeel, slight carbonation, bitter cocoa finish.

Overall: Really enjoyable porter. Nothing crazy, just a solid, easy drinking beer.

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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 73.7% out of 100 with 2,947 ratings
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