Porter | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our award winning Porter bridges the gap between malty brown ales and heavily roasted stouts. Notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted barley are offset with just a slight hop bitterness. Enjoy any time of the year.

Added by Mitchster on 02-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,885
Reviews:
1,080
Ratings:
2,997
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
437
Trade:
6
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,997 |  Reviews: 1,080
Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of golf4collet
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Janghee
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wrigfen
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThorSon
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought on a cold and snowy night in Minnesota. Took the chill away, filled me up, and made me happy. Poured into a tall glass, very dark and definitely not transparent, cannot see through. about a half inch to 3/4 head. feel is nice and smooth and taste is nice and balanced, deep and dark, not bitter, with chocolate and coffee hints, and maybe a little bit of a stray cigarette butt mixed in. I would get this again when I am in the mood for a porter. Bells makes great beer.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A classic for a shelf porter - I prefer it over Founder's or SN. You get everything you'd expect - dark chocolate, perfectly roasted malt, a little coffee and the right amount of hop underneath. Nothing flashy, but consistent quality.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of denver10
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMM1983
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of thisnthat
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid. Coffee, chocolate, char, bitter, not too sweet.

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Photo of Wolvmar
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DerekP
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anacross
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sachie23
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Nearly black pour... 2 fingers of tannish head leave great lacing.

S: Rich and roasty... charred malts, espresso, and cocoa. Smell is spot on.

T/F: Good roast grains and sugars character... coffee for sure. Light cocoa... some bittering from the hops to match the roast. Light in body... an ooch light for a porter imho. Smooth.... solid flavor profile. Finish is bittersweet and char.

O: A solid porter. A little light but with great flavor... easily crushable. As usual Bell's doesn't disappoint.

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Photo of moundbz
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jnorris404
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 8/29/17 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 5.6% ABV. The beer pours dense dark brown with sticky light mocha head. Retention and lacing are well above average. The aroma is fairly strong roasted malt and coffee with some earthiness. The taste is semisweet roasted malt with chocolate and coffee present. The beer dries up and has a nice hoppy bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated, the slightest bit chalky and dry. Overall, excellent. A fine, well made, beautiful porter.

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Porter from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,997 ratings