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

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,940 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
Ratings:
2,940
Reviews:
1,068
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
416
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Jacurdy60
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-Pitch black color similar to a stout with flashes of a deep ruby red on the edges. Brownish-red head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing the falls down the glass quickly

S-strong roasted malt smell, along with dark chocolate and coffee

T-Coffee and roasted oats with a strong malty aftertaste

MF-A little dry, but very satisfying. Goes down very smooth

O-A decent brew, the smells are the best part but they do no show up too strong in the taste. I'd buy it again, it is above average

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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on firkin in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew with a tiny tan colored head. The head fades very fast to leave a moderate level of lacing on the glass.

Smell – The aroma was heaviest of a blend of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Mixed with these darker aromas is a light sweetness of caramel.

Taste – The taste begins with roasted malt and chocolate flavors. The chocolate is of a more milk chocolate like flavor in the beginning as there is some sweetness of caramel and vanilla upfront mixed. These sweeter flavors dry a bit as some coffee comes to the tongue to create a more dark chocolate flavor on the tongue. In the end some light earthy hop flavors come to the tongue and with the coffee flavors bitter the taste. In the end a dry and light bittered taste for a porter is left to linger on the tongue

Mouthfeel – Being a firkin pour the carbonation was rather light. The body of the beer was on the average to maybe slightly above average side in terms of its creaminess. The slightly thicker body and lower carbonation were quite nice for the roasted and sweeter flavors of the brew making for a rather nice drinking porter.

Overall - A good easy drinking brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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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%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz Bottle from Total WIne Tampa FL for 2$

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size fizzy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an above amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and some light roasted/toasted/smokey notes. There is also a bit of a coffee bitterness and a graininess. It ends with a malty/chocolatey slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - An above average beer that while very drinkable is not terribly exciting. It seems a touch watery/thin but still has enough flavour to keep it interesting.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.88 out of 5 based on 2,940 ratings.
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