sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large tan head, minimal lacing. Dark brown, almost black, some red hues when held up to a light. Roasty, coffeeish slightly buttery nose. Med/full body, creamy textured. Mildly roasty, chocolatey, buttery flavors. Finish is dry and roasty with a decent hop bite. Stout Porter.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
So far, Bell's seems to have a good track record, and this porter is no expection.
OldGrowth (2865) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Malty, lite chocolate, smokey ash nose. Great reddish brown color. Roasty,bitter chocolate and coffee flavors. Creamy, smokey, dry finish. thought it faded a little quick. Seem to remember it stronger when I was in Ann Arbor, though my taste have grown since then. A good porter. Thanks PsychProf.
BBB63 (6393) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown hue with a nice creamy head and very good lacing. Aroma of molasses, dark chocolate, espresso, woody and smoky. Quick twang initial taste before setting into a smooth malt roundness, a dry and acidic finish. Medium-bodied with a creamy and soft mouthfeel. It is a very nice porter, well made and drinakable all day long without every becoming boring. Recommended.
MaBeer1972 (1413) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a huge Porter fan, but one in a while is OK. This one is a tad smoky, not too chocolaty or coffee-like. A little hoppier than others, I suppose. Thanks to PsychProf for this midwest brew!
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
choclatey aroma, it looks so good a picture of Bells Porter should be next to porter in the dictionary, medium body, mocha and hoppiness, a little less stout like than the bells porter of old
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown w/ small finger of tan foam. Sweet, roasty, chocolately nose. Smooth, lightly chewy feel. Nice roasted flavour w/ notes of chocolate, fruit, & smoke. This beer also had a slight, refreshing sourness.
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, small creamy head. Nicely well roasted malt, some hickory and black coffee. Powerful rich flavour, medium body and nice aftertaste. Another well crafted beer from Kalamazoo.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(On tap at Bell's) Dark brown, almost black with very thin foam, this K'zoo offering has a malty, alcohol nose and a nearly perfect palate. It's hoppy, and malty, with notes of dark chocolate. Dry and not sweet at all, smooth and lightly creamy. Nice.
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown with ruby hues and a large tan head; head dissipates, but laces nicely. Mocha, chocolate and roasty aromas dominate initially and also has caramel and toffee notes. Very chocolatey and roasty coffee flavors at first sip with toffee undertones. Bitterness from hop and dark grains balance well with the malty sweetness; balanced to the malty side, but has a dry, even, bitter finish. There is a slight fruitiness, very slight. Full medium body with moderate carbonation. Very nice porter!