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RATINGS: 1415   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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2002
My favorite Porter in the universe. I love this Porter. Chocolate overtones with a slight coffee flavor. Other than Derek Jeter, the best thing to ever come out of Kalamazoo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2002
As soon as I poured this it had the aroma of a complex Belgian strong ale, which then faded to chocolate filled aroma. It has sort of a wet, foamy palate. Not as rich tasting as the aroma lets on. The flavor is slightly sweet with a slight roasted aftertaste. Rather light in flavor, however. Definitely one of the better porters.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2002
A definate roasted coffe/chocolate flavor to it. Nice tan head, beautiful smokiness with a hint of bitterness. Very thin and watery mouthfeel. Overall this is a substandard porter. I will not be buying this again. It cannot compare to Anchor or Boulevard Bully! Porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3254) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 rerate-another one of the orgional beers i rated when i started this site. pours nearly black with a faint off-white head. nice roasty/chocolate aroma-slightly smokey. flavors are burnt, chocolate and a mix of pecans and toffee. the bottle i had was kinda old and had some oxidizatoin in the finish. I wish i had a fresher sample. This beer is exactly how i remembered it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2002
a great porter. very malty and very burnt in taste. But not too burnt. very impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Begins like a stout, finishes like Miller Lite. All in all, a decent brew, however.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deadboi7799 (62) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2002
another pretty good brew from Bells one of the best prters ive had so far descent taste and goes down pretty easy

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2002
Great tasting porter. Aroma is lacking that Bells umph.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2002
in the upper percentile of porters. thick, yet session-worthy, nice full flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2002
A slight disappointment, given Bell’s otherwise solid lineup. Roasted malt flavors, some chocolate sweetness, and a big dose of hops, but not really a well-rounded beer, and a pretty watery mouthfeel.


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