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RATINGS: 1505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A dark ale for all occasions. A blend of dark malt gives this beer flavors of coffee and chocolate with some smokey roasted notes.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Swell dark head shows no skimpyness on ingredients.A starbucks beer.I will take alc. over caffeine anyday.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2006
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1473) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2006
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2006
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2006
A decent Porter, I like Anchor and Gonzo imperial porter better though! Still a good example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2006
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 1, 2006
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Very dark. Very Delicious. Some bitterness to be had with this one, not overwheleming. My personal favorite.


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