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

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
2,967 Ratings
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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:
#9,401
Reviews:
1,074
Ratings:
2,967
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
431
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,967 |  Reviews: 1,074
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle dated 01/19/2017

Pours dark maroon black with a creamy light khaki colored foam head. Smells like dark fruit, grapes, plum, black cherry, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, char, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like dark fruit, grapes, plum, black cherry, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, char, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a nice porter.

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Photo of mtemerowski
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

solid porter.
Color: Deep black and clear. Pours with a nice head.
Smell: chocolatey and roastey.
Taste: Not a full body a little more thin. You can taste the roasteyness but i was expecting more body to it.

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Photo of Austin_Madagame
2.71/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

malty, chocolate and coffee notes. Just not a big dark beer drinker

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Photo of soundaurora
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tugdriver7
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Compared in a 4x American Porter taste test featuring Bell's Robust Porter, Evolution Lucky 7, Yards Tavern Porter, and Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter. The color is dark brown to black in the glass with a subtle tan foam and nice lacing. Rich, sweet roasted malt in the nose, but a surprisingly sweet and balanced taste. A tad on the heavy side, in terms of mouthfeel, but easily the best of the bunch. Not something you could put down a lot of, but very enjoyable.

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

Photo of mattlerjor
2.82/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This beer is quite dark and personally not something that I enjoyed. Im not much of a porter man, but this beer gave stink a new meaning.

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

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

Photo of sethcroisant
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corrado42
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wflamholtz
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmarod7
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bell's Porter. American Porter. Very dark in color looks as if coffee, also smells like coffee with dark chocolate aroma. The taste is smooth and definitely one of my favorite porters I have had.

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Photo of zhupengl
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown clear color with a smoke and coffee smell, really pleasant, there is a coffee and smoky flavor. And the dafter taste tastes like dark bread

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Photo of Hackattack
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This as good a porter as I have tried. All Bell's stuff compares with the best of brews out there. This is dark roasted malty and the hops is evident in the background. Very nice job as usual for this outfit.

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

Photo of 94rocker1
4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baklo
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidST
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,967 ratings
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