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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2003 A very nice porter. Hints of coffee with an slight underlying sweetness (very slight) on the finish. I could see making this a session beer as it seemed somewhat light without being filling. I had a few of these at the Eagle Tavern, an 1850s tavern/barroom in Greenfield Village. Nice setting for a mug or two of porter. The beer novice who was with me, loved the stuff. It was his first 'real' beer outside of macros. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2001
Nice roasted coffee taste. This is good stuff i thought i was drinking coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2616) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2001
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 Nice chocolatey aroma. Extremely dark red-brown color. Mostly opaque due to non-filtration, and a slight dusting of sediment. Very fine-beaded carbonation and head. Chocolate and coffee tastes dominate the flavor, along with a rather intense, citric hop bitterness. Very creamy consistency. Hops mingle with smokiness in the finish, giving good balance. Smooth carbonation, acidic and bitter mouthfeel. Good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snow Belt Bronco99 (4) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2001 does not count
An easy to drink dark ale. Plenty rich with enough water to easily wash down a meal. Way to go Larry...another classic by Bell’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2001
The first thing I noticed was the complete lack of head. Dark body. Slight roasted aroma. A little bit of roasted flavor and maybe a twinge of mocha. Too thin though. I was slightly disappointed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2004 I really do not like bells. All of their beers, including this, have a distinct and foul flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2001
I first had this at a friend’s home. ’What beer would you like?’ ’Hmmm [looking]...I’ll try that Bell’s Porter.’ Minutes later...’Wow! What is that stuff again?’ The answer: A marvelously sturdy brew for sustained drinking pleasure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2001
Thin just like the stout, and nearly as good. A little drier, but still a great porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2001
Very nice. Lighter and sweeter than Kalamazoo Stout with a nice coffee flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cartel99 (19) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2001
An impressive smoky bouquet and a rounded blend of coffee, wheat, and a certain sharpness made me remember why I like this porter so much.

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