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:
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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slick dark chocolate brown with a solid light brown finger of foam.

Subtle but tempting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, chocolate, and some nutty notes.

Heavy chocolate, chocolate, and roast notes with some earthy hop presence and a grainy cereal sweetness.

Heavy-bodied, light carbonation, slick, a bit thin for my taste, but definitely true to style.

Overall, this is a very solid brew and true to style. Has some downsides, but has enough to stay interesting and worthwhile.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Bine & Vine Bottleshop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.19
Purchased: June 6, 2014
Consumed: June 6, 2014
Misc.: Packaged on April 3, 2014

Poured an almost pitch black color with two fingers of khaki-tan head, which settled along nicely on the top. Very good amount of spiderweb, layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Fantastic retention on the top of the glass all the way down.

Smelled caramel espresso malts. Also toffee, roasty nuts, buttery malts, dark chocolate, caramel fudge and faint coffee beans.

Tasted dark chocolate, crayon, smoky fire, almost ashtray, bitter coffee notes, roasty nutty malts, slight butter malts and a bit of burnt toast.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

A pretty good porter overall. Not my favorite, but probably better than most. I’d have it again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Very deep, dark brown in color. Pours with moderate head which doesn't stick around too long. Some light shines through.

Smell: Smells of roasted nuts, peanut butter, milk chocolate, marshmallows. Very sweet scent from this porter. Very nice.

Taste: Peanuts, a small hint of chocolate. Roasty, nutty flavor. Very nice. Not as sweet as the smell, but just enough sweet to balance the hop bitterness. Very good!

Feel: High in carbonation, medium bodied. I'd prefer a tad less carbonation and a bit of a heavier feel. Pretty good nonetheless.

Overall: Very pleased with this brew. Almost reminds me of milk stout, but lighter. Pretty good stuff!

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