HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Iron, cocoa, subtle smoke.
A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Cocoa, dry, slight bitterness, roasty, malty.
P- Full body, slightly thin texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- While I wasn’t overly keen on the aroma...a little too much iron in it, it was a pretty textbook porter. I mean, hell, the name is about as obvious as it gets. Lots of dry roasty bitter cocoa and not a ton else. Good but I expect better from Bells.
Cajun (388) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours rich dark brown/black, white head that didn’t stick around. Aroma of dark toast, almost burnt. A medley of nuts, with some chocolate muffin mix. Mild bitter in the end with something I can only describe as open drain sewage. Weird description, but I like this beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3736) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, hazelnut. Flavor of sweet chocolate malt, cocoa, roasted malt. Tasty porter with lots of sweet chocolate flavors.
melush (2816) - SPAIN - JUL 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
T: Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice.
ordybill (1313) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is black with a small tan head. The aroma is your standard porter smell of roasted malt with a hint of coffee. The taste is matches the aroma with the exception of some chocolate added. A very good porter.
hallinghansen (2841) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Coffee, ashes, malty, chocolate notes.
Linnet (1673) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, ashy, soy sauce and licorice, dark chocolate, light hints of dark chocolate and vanilla, light notes of smoke.
Black colour, small tan head, lacing.
Salty, medium bite, lightly sweet, smoke and good amount of roastedness, dry.
Medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, salty and roasty finish.
geologyguy (1329) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good malty smell...real malt! Taste is lightly sweet medium dark malt, good flavor...some depth...good sweetness
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Webshop. Pours black with a small off beige head. Roast, licorice and chocolate. Mild - harmonic balanced perhaps. A bit of ash. Enjoyable.
MetalNHopHead (1427) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
While its coloring and ABV are definitely appropriate for a Porter, Bell’s Porter has a richness and depth that make it seem more like a Stout in many respects. It pours dark brown - creamy head. Toasted malt and vibrant cocoa aromas. Chocolate, coffee, rich roasted malt, and smoked malt flavors. Good balance between bitter and sweet. Bell’s seems to have a winner in about every style category. The unspectacularly named Porter is no exception.