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RATINGS: 1538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A dark ale for all occasions. A blend of dark malt gives this beer flavors of coffee and chocolate with some smokey roasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Bottle.Pours brown to black with light brown head that is frothy but diminishes quickly. Aromas of dough and light hops, moderate malt aroma with hints of roasted molasses. Flavor is moderately sweet, with tones of chocolate and malts. Medium bodied palate with just the right amount of carbonation. A very good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Toasty, bitter, cucumber and peanut butter aroma. Roasty flavor on a deep brown pour. Very drinkable, not quite smooth enough for me though to warrant a higher rating among the best porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Darker brown color not much head. Rich and creamy smelling with hints of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is surprising, almost leaping out of the glass. Easy to drink, pretty rich, and just downright pleasing. Perhaps not as good as the Great Lakes I just drank, but its damn good. A very fine example of a porter, most def a cigar beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2006
(bottle - 12 oz) Black pour with a thin film of tan head. Aroma is pretty sweet with nice notes of caramel and roasted chocolate malts. Taste is sweet and chocolatey with a light coffee bitterness at the end. A little thin, but pretty easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Smooth porter that has a coffee and chocolate taste. Very easy to drink, nice java color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Draft @ Bellís Eccentric Cafe: Almost opaque brown with a beige head. Coffe grind aroma. Sweet and roasty malt with flavors to match. Light to medium bodied. Tastey porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Could be heavier, but tastes really good all the same. Goes down smooth, but with a mild rusty aftertaste that I havent quite figured out yet.....Will require more field research.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2006
Pours as dark as porters pour, charcoal brown-black tinged by cola, with a average loose tan head. Roasted lactic aromas dominate the nose, with peanuts and obvious dark malt present as well. Thin, but not quite watery, this porter could stand a bit more substance, though for the style, this is entirely within the normal spectrum. Also, a bit fizzy. This is a textbook blueprint of a porter. To say this tastes like a porter seems like it should be enough! Anyhow, roasty, a bit of coffee, a smidge of bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of lactose maybe. Thereís some decent acidity to this, and a certain subtle floral hoppiness. I feel like the fizzy CO2 is actually contributing to the flavor somewhat. I think this joins Stone and Rogueís offerings as being among my favorite porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2006
Looks nice- a dark brown/black beer with a tan head. Smells very chocolatey, malty- its a great aroma,I only wish it was a bit stronger! The flavour is very roasty, with coffee. Its a bit thin/watery and also too carbonated, but overall its very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2006
Very average, I expected more from Bells. Dark mahogany appearance with a thick tan head. Aroma was similiar to some char and roast mixed with tuna fish, Iím serious. Flavor is dominated by some bitter roast and a thin palate. OK beer but I can think of 20 better porters off the top of my head.

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