hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swell dark head shows no skimpyness
on ingredients.A starbucks beer.I will
take alc. over caffeine anyday.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small diminishing head, some cascading bubbles, very dark muddy beer. Very aromatic - roasted malts, coffee/chocalate. Something odd about the texture, kind of slick and oily. Flavor was dissapointing - starts of decent but does not last, virtually no ending.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a tan frothy head, particles seen when held up to the light. aroma is of roast and malt, taste is smooth, slightly sweet with both malt and hops detected. another good bells beer.
Lowe1983 (1473) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours very dark with a thin light brown head. I pretty much enjoyed everything about this beer. Very delicious and has the perfect bitter finish.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Had this at Frontera Grill in Chicago which is a higher end Mexican joint. It is nice to see an alternative to Sol, Corona, and Tecate at a place like this. Pours a rich dark brown with a nice off-white head. Nice roasted malts lead the way to cocoa, coffee, and molasses. When it comes to porters and stouts Bells knows what they are doing.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent Porter, I like Anchor and Gonzo imperial porter better though! Still a good example of the style.
cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is pretty thin for a porter, but the flavor is outstanding. Hard to describe, but "porterish" seems to fit very well. Roasty, chocolately, coffeeish, I’m sure everyone knows what a porter tastes like, and this tastes like a porter. The one thing that strikes me as special about Bell’s, however, is it’s smoothness. I can’t normally drink more than one porter at a time due to the richness of most varieties, but I could see myself drinking several of these at once. A very decent porter from a great brewery, try their Kalamazoo Stout!
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2006 My 400th beer. Pours near black with a thin foamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, grainy malts, brown sugar, and light roast. Taste of sweet caramel, bready malts, light roast and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slick and oily with smooth carbonation. Pretty nice porter, and my last bottle of this rated a 3.2. This beer benefits from being relatively fresh. Nice mouthfeel, a mellow porter that doesn’t disappoint.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark dark brown with a medium sized tan brown head. First on the nose (and stays dominant throught) is chocolate. Also some roastiness in there. Flavor has more roastiness than the aroma, and maintains a nice bit of the chocolate. Maybe some nice smooth nuttyness in there too. Very nice porter, indeed. Great all around.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark. Very Delicious. Some bitterness to be had with this one, not overwheleming. My personal favorite.