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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2005
Pours dark black with a dense tan head. Has a bread yeasty aroma with some roasted notes. Not much flavor up front but a great back end roastedness that stays with you for awhile afterwards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2005
Thanks to jables for this beer.

Poured dark brown with a small off-white fizzy head which dissipated completely. Nice aroma of rich dark fruit with a touch of caramel sweetness. Taste was roasty and lightly sweet, with a touch of chocolate and coffee with dark fruits, with a dry roasty finish. Average body. Iím not a huge fan of this style, but this was a nice example.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2005
Pours dark. Light aroma with coffee and carmel scents. Very chocolately and bitter. Good porter but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2005
Pours about the darkest I have ever seen for a Porter with a creamy head that dissipates pretty quickly. The carbonation is alright but there could be a bit more. The aroma was weak at first and then there was coffee, chocolate and a bit of vanilla and caramel. The taste begins bitter but settles into a very pleasant flavor. Burnt chocolate is the dominant flavor along with caramel. The burnt chocdolate creates a unique bitterness which works quite well. A nice Porter that works well for a session beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1443) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown. It has a smallish light brown head that quickly recedes to a thin film. There is some yeast sediment at the bottom of the glass.

The aroma is chocolate and coffee with some vanilla and cream.

The flavor is burnt chocolate malts and coffee. Itís a little acidic and slightly sweet. It has a dry (almost chalky), medium bitter finish. It has a fairly full body, a little light on the carbonation.

Overall, an excellent porter. Coffee-like and bitter, but very pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2005
12 0z bottle. Deep brown in color with a nice tan head. Smoky caramel aroma. Caramel smoky notes. Malty flavor. Well balanced. Full bodied beer. Clean mouthfeel. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Brown chocolate color with a tan frothy head. Toasted flavor yet not a super heavy brew. Very drinkable and hard not to drink the whole 6 pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005
12 oz bottle. Deep brown nice tan head. Clean roasty aroma. I can smell the chocolate and black patent malts. Medium bodied roasty flavor. Not very bitter. Seems to be a beer for the style NAZI, for it is a dead nuts on porter. No flaws, easy to drink, but perhaps difficult to distinguish from any other well made porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Falls right around the weak 7/10 part of the grading curve. Smoky aroma, light on the palate, definitely not as heavy as the Edmund Fitzgerald. (Is there a pun hidden somewhere in this?) I didnít pick up any particularly distinct flavor characteristics here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2005
this is the first bells product i have not loved. looks nice but there isnt much going on here. i smell a little hops and mabye some chocolate or a faint coffee. mouth feel is thin with not much to taste at first but then you get a bit of coffee and some hop bitterness. not at all impressive. but compared to bud it is awsome.

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