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RATINGS: 1405   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Mmmm, very good porter. Do these people make a bad beer? This is a great example of the style, but with slight variations, making it stand out on its own as a unique beer. It has the mild sweetness and coffee presence that many good porters have, but there is also a slight fruitiness to the beer which really makes it an enjoyable experience. Kalamazoo is fast becoming my favorite brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Looks like a stout, with a rich, frothy head, and a very opaque, black body. Lactose in the flavor and aroma - some coffee, cream, and it is very similar to their Double Cream Stout, except not as potent. Very good beer - but not really a porter as much as a stout. No hop presence - just malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Nice chocolate aroma with a big head.Smooth creamy body. nice finish. one of the better porter's that I have tasted.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2003
Rich, alcoholly aroma with hints of dark chocolate. Fully opaque in color with a large tan head that is mostly disappating. Deliciously satisfying flavor. Not too sweet, not too dry. The slight chalkiness in the nose is more oaky on the palate. Hints of vanilla. Smooth and creamy. Excellent lace. As it warms it loses some of its robustness and begs for a little more sweetness. However, it nevertheless is a quality brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2003
Beautiful lasting head, big vanilla aroma, then a pleasant light roasted touch with a creamy body. Sure, their stouts are their money beers, but with a brewer of this skill, I'd buy virtually anything they brew. (on tap, Clark Street Ale House, Chicago, IL)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2003
Coffee, chocolate and malt galore. Very nice and smooth. Blackest hell. An excellent display of a porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 23, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This beer has a very nice chocolate and coffee aroma. It poured a nice head that lasted a very long time and was filled with small to medium bubbles. It has a strong coffee taste with a mild after bite. It went down very smoothly. It has a dark black all but opaque at the bottom of the glass color.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Replacing an earlier rating. Deep brown body with reddish highlights, thin off-white head. Rich roasted malt aroma. Flavor of strong roasted malts with dark chocolate, finishing quite bitter. Lacks any sense of sweetness to balance out the bitterness, and is a bit thin, but still quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Dark out of the bottle with a chocolate milk head that subsided to a ring that lasted the entire way down the glass. Lots of chocolate and coffee in the nose. It reminded me of opening a fresh box of Coco-Puffs as a kid. Lots of bitter coffee in the flavor, with dark chocolate and sweeter, caramel flavors coming out as it warms. Very nice porter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2003
This is a wonderfully smooth porter with chocolate, cofee and roasted flavors. Whereas the Bell's stouts are special occasion show-stoppers this Bell's, like the Brown, is a great and satisfying everyday beer.


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