Bell Cow
JDub's Brewing Company

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JDub's Brewing Company
Florida, United States
American Porter
Ranked #65
Ranked #9,331
4.04 | pDev: 8.91%
Mar 31, 2023
Jan 24, 2016
Bell CowBell Cow
Notes: Milk Chocolate Porter
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Rated: 4.1 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Mar 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Legendary_Geko from Florida

2.72/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Look: Brown like melted chocolate

Smell: Chocolate and a hint of alcohol

Taste: It's not that good. Very average porter. Or I don't like porters

Feel: Heavy

Overall: Not very good
Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 3.9 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Dec 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From the Advent calendar.

It pours a very dark brown with a good head of tannish foam, good lacing.

I get notes of lactose and big chocolate,
vanilla, some roasted malt.

Big milk chocolate flavour, vanilla follows, roasted malt is almost like it is burnt. Very little bitterness and the sweet isn't over the top. Nice chocolate malty finish and aftertaste.

Maybe not quite medium body with light carbonation.

So drinkable and tasty.
Nov 02, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Feb 11, 2022
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Reviewed by atomicbeer from New Mexico

3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from can into plastic beer cup. Dark brown cola appearance. Thin tan head. Aroma of roast barley and hop tang. Smooth mouth. Taste is liquid chocolate, dark roast barley, stone, dark fruit and just a bit of coconut with tangy grassy hop finish. Classy. Very drinkable as I see my cup empty quickly.
Jan 17, 2022
Rated: 3.43 by WynnO from Florida

Nov 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed at the walk up bar at Marco island brewery, 10/9/21. Malty and iron aromas, beautiful tan head, smooth mouthfeel. Flavor of coconut, chocolate, and molasses followed by a nice stoney, bitter tang
Oct 09, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I tried this beer off the tapper at Oak & Stone Restaurant in Naples, Florida. The beer poured an opaque dark with fluffy tan head that did not leave much ace. The scent had chocolate notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sweet chocolate highlights. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a great beer!
Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Feb 11, 2021
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Reviewed by steve_littrell from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can into 20oz snifter

L- Nice deep, dark pour with decent tan head, fair lacing on the glass
S- Sweet and milky
T- Sweet with a underlying roast
F- Thick and covers the mouth well
O- This is a normal beer that I drink year round, great porter
Sep 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz can into a St. Arnold Icon glass.

L - Dark mahogany brown and totally opaque (as appropriate). Dark tan head of tiny bubbles is fairly persistent and also forms thick lacing.

S - Wonderful aroma of hot chocolate, lightly roasted coffee and Kahlua-like alcohol. Reminds me of a Black Russian cocktail.

T - Mostly porter flavors with coffee-like roast grains. Low chocolate milk . No yeast or hops to note.

F - Medium body with a somewhat sweet finish; medium-high carbonation. Low bitterness. Low alcohol presence.

O - A tasty porter with some chocolate milk characteristics, but it's stronger in the aroma than the flavor.
Aug 13, 2020
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Reviewed by momofcats9

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My favorite chocolate porter. 1st had it at SeaWorld Orlando and it made a fan of me. Has a really nice chocolate flavor, light bodied with appropriate carbonation. Great flavor!
Apr 11, 2020
Rated: 4.37 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Mar 07, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by epterina from Florida

Jan 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours light and dark with a big foamy head that tastes great. Aroma is dark roasted malt, some chocolate, a little yeasty. Has a really nice chocolate flavor, light bodied with appropriate carbonation. Great flavor for 5.6%. Quite enjoyable, I would drink again.

12 oz can - best by 3/30/20 dating
4.25 rating
Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Dec 16, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Nov 07, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by SFC21 from Florida

Oct 31, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2019
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a brown body with minimal tan head and constant lace patches down the glass. The aroma is basically chocolate malt, hints of roasted malts as well, and the beer itself is pretty much the same. Smooth, milky/lactic slickness, sweet beer of chocolate but touch of roasted malts give enough balance to keep from cloying and it finishes easy.
Oct 15, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by user785335 from Florida

Sep 29, 2019
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Very dark, slightly translucent; A thin tan head, not much lacing; The aroma is distinctly chocolate, and unusual smell for boor; The flavor is mild and smooth and rich - chocolate beer. The carbonation is quite mild. The aroma and flavor are intriguing - something different. The mouthfeel, like many porters and stouts, falls a little short.
Aug 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pouring dark brown at first, it actually fills to a lighter colored melted milk chocolate, building a tall airy tan foam that collapses in huge fits to nothing but a thin chain.

Creamy sweet milk chocolate comes out first, which transitions to cacao while quickly picking up more traditional, almost woody, toasty notes of malt, coming to an even semi-bitter herbal finish. With what looks like all that chocolate in the beer, I'm rather impressed by the quick, dichotomous turn to old school maturity.

Feel is slickly light with a faintly crisp carbonation finishing semi-dry.
Aug 02, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by Satsuma from Florida

Jun 09, 2019
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Reviewed by jmc65267 from Georgia

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Oooh I like this one! Great smell and taste. The chocolate flavor could be a bit more present but it is still really good. The head wasn’t the best but color through and through was solid.
May 26, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

May 24, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Lelampp from Ohio

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by Juno106 from Florida

Apr 18, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Apr 08, 2019
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can served in a little plastic hotel cup. Best before 29 June 2019.

Pours black with a small creamy head and medium carbonation. Smell is chocolate and roasted malts, maybe a hint of coffee if you don't already know it's a beer.

Taste is chocolate, sweet but not cloying, with some roast coffee bitterness to keep it interesting.

Mouthfeel is thick but not chewy. Overall, solid beer. If you're looking for a chocolate beer, it's a good choice. If you want to pour it over vanilla ice cream, also a good choice.
Feb 20, 2019
Rated: 4 by psmith161 from Indiana

Feb 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz before dating of 4-29-19 stamped on the bottom

Pours dark and stout like, moderate cap leaves ample strands of fine lacing left on the glass

Rich milk chocolate note on the nose

Smooth and easy drinking brew, with more and more chocolate notes....another quality brew from the good folks at JDubs
Feb 15, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by RBorsato from Virginia

Feb 07, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by MGibbons from Maryland

Jan 29, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by Breakfast-Porter-Guy from Florida

Jan 09, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by cwnyc from New York

Jan 03, 2019
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