Bells Baltic Porter
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Rich, smooth, and balanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2795) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
Decent Baltic porter very bitter with a slight malty smokey backbone. Boozy bite. Pours deep reddish brown with a clear head. Had at bells. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6405) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists moderate-heavy milk chocolate, light roast, and espresso. Itís a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small tan head. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy milk chocolate. There is some light plum/grape in the background. The finish has light roast, coffee, and some alcohol. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, a solid Baltic Porter with a strong chocolate presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KPD (57) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours dark brown with reddish hues, fine head. Good looking beer. Aroma is dark malt with some roastiness, hints of dark chocolate, as it warms I get some alcohol. Big mouthfeel, large beer here. Malty sweetness, dark malt, hint cocoa/coffee flavor. Lingering malty sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_MedievAle (206) - Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On draft at Eccentric Cafe circa first week of May, 2013. This beer smelled and tasted just like fresh chocolate melted over the stove. Sweet chocolate balanced by some dry nuttiness. A texture like melted butter. Cleaned up on the palate beautifully, leaving no harsh aftertaste. Virtually no hint of alcohol in this beer. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2013
On tap at Eccentric Cafť. Clear ruby brown with a small layer of tan foam resting on top. Aroma is dark and fruity with dates, figs, raisons, malt and a hint of booze. Taste is up front dark fruit with raisons, dates, toffee and light tannins. Sweet throughout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Nice beer. Had this at their tap room in kalmazoo with Raith. Lots of caramel and roast. Slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pint at the Eccentric Cafe on 3/30/13. Clear reddish brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, chocolate and roast. Malty sweet flavor with some caramel and chocolate before a dank finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Sample at Eccentric. Pours a deep brown with aromas of coffee grounds and topsoil. Oddly Iím not picking up that over ripe plum aroma I associate with the style. Flavor is Baltic cloyingness with lots of dark sugar and that coffee ground edge. Even though this is different from almost every Baltic porter I have tried, I still donít care much for it. Sticky and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2013
On tap at Bells. Smells like dirt and coffee. Simply put it tastes like a Baltic porter. Coffee, some blood and a bandaid. Mediocre at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
Draft sampler @ Bellís. Dark translucent brown in color. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, rich, nutty. A bit thin but not bad.

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