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RATINGS: 1471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 13, 2004
A nice and tasty Porter. Very full body and good taste. Smell of roasted choclate and slightly malted. Taste is dark choclate with hints of maple syrup, and cream soda. Not my favorite style, but a damn good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 11, 2004
A well done porter.Pours black with a average head. Full body and very smooth taste. Chocolate taste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
The aroma was chocolatey. The body was black, filled with bubbles with a caramel-colored head. The palate was smoooooth and the flavor was like nutty chocolate. Does the aftertaste remind me of....toast?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3290) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Bell’s should have the rights to "Perfect Porter" instead of Bert Grant’s. This is possibly the best porter I’ve had, which doesn’t surprise me coming from the Kings of the Dark. The body is a very dark mahogany-brown. It’s almost black, but light pierces through even the center of the beer. The dark beige head is thick and pitted and lasted nicely. The aroma is fully and malty sweet with chocolate malt riding over a hint of roast. The flavor is thick with an almost chocolate cake with mocha icing. Maybe the tiniest bit of smoke. The body is full for a porter, but not a heavy as a stout. A bit velvety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5196) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 A nice porter. Poured from the bottle with lots of bubbles and a small yellow head. The beer itself has a dark brown color with red highlights on the edges. The smells are vanilla, coffee and brown sugar. The taste is light coffee with a metallic and coppery finish. Moresmoky taste than I remembered the last time. Nice clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 13, 2004
duvel tulip glass, room temp.: amazing aroma and flavor that match perfectly; chocolate, coffee, vanilla, a bit bitter (cannot pinpoint hops; not citrus), a bit roasty, a bit of smokiness... big and foamy tight tan head, very dark like midnight body, smooth like velvet palate. this is great. i actually drank this while the rest of my 6-pack went into the pot along with some brats. the brats were pretty rich ;o) no condiments except for "bells' porter onions" went on ’em! wow! tasty tasty tasty... (this seems to be different from the previous years? perhaps i purchased an outstanding batch? for some reason i remember it being much sharper, hoppier, and with a larger coffee note; perhaps i have a mellowed sixer...)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
Vanilla and wine Aroma and taste like a bit of wine. Top porter. Tan foam on black. Malty with Coffee bean, buttery chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8698) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and lace. Aroma of huge coffee, malt, vanilla, and cognac. Tastes malty, slightly sweet, with a coffee, malt, maple, vanilla, roasty finish. Marvelous complexity and mouthfeel. Well balanced. An excellent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Nice brown color,small tan head that faded quickly leaving a slight lace behind.Mildly malty aroma with a bigger emphasis on some sweet fruit,possibly lemon,and hops come through nicely.Malty flavor with a mild caramel and fruit coming through as well as the hops but there fairly mild.Not a bad brew but i think i could do with a little less fruit flavor and a little more of a stronger malt presence.Thanks go to Nexxus for sending this brew my way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Bottle pours a deep brown, almost black, small frothish light cream colored head, good lacing, with minor yeasty bits residing on the bottom of the glass.   Sweet aroma, chocolately with some mocha notes.   Immediate chocolate flavor up front, but it quickly gives way to a silky hopiness.   Light burnt malts and the continuance of hops on the finish.   Although I wished the intial flavor to last longer, its still quiet a nice Porter.   Great body, good mouthfeel, rather enjoyable this is.   Thanks goes out to hopsrus for the trade!

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