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RATINGS: 1422   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Nice lacey off-white head erupting with sweet roasted aroma. Hints of chocolate, coffee, and slight floral hoppiness. Goes down almost like silk for such a robust beer. A very good porter full of flavor and character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2002
I have had better porters, but not by much. Excellent aromas and mouth-feel, but seemed alittle wanting when tasted. Iíll have to buy some at a later date to see if it was from an old bottle. Nice roasted/toasted flavor, but no hint of cocoa/chocolate...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Wow...a nice thick beer. Appropriately dark color, and a large creamy head. Smells of a good coffee. Coffee dominates the taste, although there certainly is chocolate present as well. An enjoyable creamy mouthfeel. A very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2002
A nice porter always available from Bells. Great flavor... was picked among the top in our informal tasting of 20 porters. Roasty, malty with nice mild hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boomhaur99 (3) - USA - SEP 11, 2002 does not count
another great beer from bells. this is a modestly priced beer and well worth every penny. ive tried it on tap and from the bottle and both were top notch. great flavor, great aroma an overall great beer. i recomend it highly to anyone who enjoys a great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Dark brown, with large light brown head with large bubbles. Generous amounts of flaky sediment fell through the glass. Roasted aroma with hints of malt. Fairly mild coffee flavour, very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1358) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Deep dark porter. Very nice chocolate coffee mocha thing going on. Nice overall flavor. Very above average beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Deep dark brown. Aroma was not what I expected in a porter, sure coffee and chocolate notes are there but this has a very smoky malt aroma that sets it apart from most porters. Taste is pretty good although not the best porter Iíve ever had. Some sweet notes and a little bitter in the finish. Again, itís decent but nothing spectacular.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2002
even for a porter this was damn malty... slight chocolate and coffee flavor, the molasses flavor dominated mostly... decent finish; shrug... I like the anchor porter better, but at the university of michigan, this ones pretty easy to find.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Pitch black brew with a nice 3/4" head. Aroma is dark roasted coffee. Nice flavor with roasty toasty malt and I think PsychProf hit it with nutty notes. Another excellent brew from Bells. When are they gonna get this stuff to California!


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