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RATINGS: 1422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Good example of the style, nice chocolate and coffee flavors come through. I missed the "roasty-ness" some other raters have described.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Bottle. Dark black color with medium head. Aroma was sweet malt and coffee. Flavor was full with stong sweet with good finish. Another good Bells brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown. Roasty coffee aroma. Dry and medium bodied. Hoppy. Salty licorice dominates until the really bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
Black color. Light aroma, some caramel, roasted malt and paperboard. Roasted malt caramel and malt taste; very light coffee presence in the bitter finish. Ordinary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2005
On tap at Bells. Poured a small tan head that quickly dissipated, fair lacing, fine-small sized bubbles, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a black hue. Aroma was malty, chocolate, roasty and coffee. The flavor was malty, sweet, chocolate and mild coffee roastiness. Smooth palate.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Bottle. Wow! This is probably one of the best porters I’ve ever had. Opaque black. They use simple flavors of chocolate and coffee with dark malts, but it comes out incredibly well balanced and complex. Hints of sherry as well - drinking this would have made me suspect it was a Bell’s beer, it somehow reminds me of the Expedition Stout. Lasting and wonderful finish that makes me with I lived in Michiga...well, not really, but it’s damn good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2005
6587 on the bottle? Thanx to Duane, a good brew to watch the pro-bowl, the NFL send off, and wait a few days to spring training! Poured very dark, like black. Nice tan head that clung to the glass like barnacles to a boat. The aroma had chocolate and almost burnt coffee. The body was almost full, it goes to the edge of full, and ends, just stops. Like it fell of a cliff. Good dry finish and linger sweetens. The carbonation was just a bit too much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottled: Red/brown coloured. Light brown head. Dense. Chocolate, sweetness, roast and malt in the aroma. A little vague. Flavour is roasted, sweet and has some malt and chocolate. Is a bit thin bodied. Is sweet and roasty in the end. Thanks Springslicker for trading this.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
An opaque brown beer with a small light brown head. The aroma is sweet malty, while the flavor is sweet malty with notes of yeast, chocolate, and hints of coffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2005
#600. WOnderful warm, raosty, caramel, chocolate malty smell. I let this sit out for about 45 minutes before opening it, and it got the the perfect temperature. The mouthfeel ir smooth and really lets out a nice roasted chocoaltey taste. This is one damn fine easy going porter.


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