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

Bell's PorterBell's Porter
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Bell's PorterBell's Porter

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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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Ratings: 2,947 |  Reviews: 1,070
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite porter: It is just so drinkable. Never too heavy, never tastes too much of chocolate or bitterness or sweetness or whatever gimmick is going on at the time (though I think stouts do this more than porters). I could say it's not very distinctive, but I count this in it's favor. It's just doesn't go too far over the line, where all you remember is that one, over-done flavor profile.

I love to start with this and then go elsewhere. It has a very clean (again, drinkable) taste where you could stay with this all night, were you in the mood, and not bother to change it up.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Dark brown with a fingers worth of dark tan head. Head disappeared rather quickly. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Light aroma of roasted malt with some sweetness. Faint hints of chocolate and toffee.

Taste- Sweet malt flavor with a hint of bitter chocolate at the finish.

Mouthfeel- On the light end of medium bodied. Average amount of carbonation and smooth.

Overall- I haven't had many porters that I have really enjoyed but I like this one. Easy to drink because it doesn't have that overpowering char flavor to it.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into pint glass with a nice dark color and a thick head.
Odor is sweet and malty. Some toffee and coffee as well.
Taste sweet at first, then some coffee notes toward the middle end. Caramel present as well and some nice bitterness at the end.
Mouth feel is good as well. Pretty well balanced with a smooth overall feel.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a tan head, good lacing, and it was opaque in the glass. Aroma of coffee and chocolate and the same tastes came through. It had a minimal carbonation and was very smooth. The aftertaste was slight like after sipping coffee. A quality porter that was enjoyable but subtle enough to drink in a session. I see that as a plus, because some porters can overwhelm your palate.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Very dark cola brown. Light tan head, leaves to disk fast. Lots of cling.

S - Roasted malt, light coffee early morning time.

T - Much thinner than expected and disappointed. Nice easy going toasty malt, though.

M - Light bodied, thin, good carb. Fair balance.

D - As a session, not bad.

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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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