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:
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very dark brown, almost pitch black, with some light shining through. Creamy and bubbly tan head, about half a finger thick. Moderate lacing and retention.

Light aromas of roasted malt, some alcohol and faint coffee-like scents. All very light, noticeable by sniffing very attentively. Not bad.

Nice mouth full of chewy roasted malt and other dark flavors, very light as the style usually dictates. Light body with lots of carbonation.

Solid porter, nothing wowing, but porters are not supposed to be. Light but tasty, very satisfying and flavorful without being too light.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown to almost black with a tan head. Head retention is average, with lacing slightly above average. A nice combination of cocoa, coffee, and dark fruit scents make for a very enjoyable smell. The taste is flavorful - very well balanced with nice complexity. A panorama of flavors including dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, and bitter citrus cross the palate in approximately that order. Mouthfeel is good but not outstanding for the style. I'd put this among the best porters that I've had.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass with a one finger almost tan head, around the edges more of a dark brown/ruby color

S-Roasted, almost burnt malts, good deal of coffee as well

T-Like the nose mainly roasted malt, coffee is in there but not as much compared to the nose. Licorice flavors as well. And caramel... As it warms coffee comes out a lot more.

M-Medium bodied, smooth, but slightly thin and watery.

O-More roasty/burnt than most porters however the thin/watery mouthfeel is a let down.

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Porter from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,996 ratings