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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1115) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Roasted malt, chocolate and some hop bitterness. Easy going porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (543) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown, very thin tan lacing. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt. Aroma is enjoyable but a little too mild. Medium sweet taste. Medium-heavy body, smooth texture, finish is crisp, mild sweet and mild bittering. Good porter, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (420) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Coffee black pour with a small tan head. Roasted malt aromas and coffee grounds. Coffee, chocolate and some slight cherry flavors when it warms up. Good brew. Bells is always on point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (818) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
pours clear brown with a red glow. chocolate, cherry and wood aroma. taste has notes of cocoa, tree bark, raisins and cherry. finish is woody and stiff. A classic porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkSong (330) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
12 oz bottle. It pours black with no head. It has the aromas of chocolate, coffee and tobacco. I really like this beer. It has the flavors of chocolate, coffee, smoke and a roasted flavor. It is complex without being overly complex. I’d definitely buy this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (378) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2014
BOD 8/29/14. Pours almost black. Above average head volume, excellent retention and lacing. Light nose of roast with hints of dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied with a nice slick texture that approaches creamy. Above average carbonation with effervescence from the middle on. The flavor profile is of average intensity, a bit complex and is masterfully balanced. It begins with a blend of roast, dark fruit and dark chocolate that reveal themselves in that order. The roast lingers to the middle where it meets a mild hop bitterness. The finish is a slow fade of roast and hop bitterness over a slightly sweet note. A good laid back porter, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (651) - Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Dark brown with dark tan head. Roasted grain aroma. Roasty chocolate flavors, some bitterness in the the form of dark chocolate flavors. Nice roasty not-to-sweet porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3689) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle, brown pour, white head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, some chocolate, good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1181) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
May 2nd, 2013 - Bell’s Porter is widely available in San Diego, but a year ago we stumbled across it like some fossil in a dessert. A dusty liquor store ensconced in a likewise dry and dusty LA neighborhood looked like any other corner establishment, but inside was a plethora of riches for every kind of drinker, including wandering beer adventurers, including what would be my first taste of Bell’s Porter. The scent is deep and easy to pick, rich with milk chocolate, but with a light, lactic acid edge. A light, sweet squeeze of raspberry complements some smokiness, though everything is kept in moderate, well harmonized balance. This brew really shines when drunk. The palate is foamy yet rich, and absolutely gripping. The flavor isn’t as engaged, but well propelled by an incredible mouthfeel, showing off touches of smoked pine needles and chocolate. For a style that I often find boring, this is a porter that keeps the drinker on his toes by palate alone, keeping each sip interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (626) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours almost black with a one finger walnut coloured head. Coffee notes very much up front on the nose, with molasses, caramel, and light ash. Medium bodied with bitter coffee notes, light brown sugar, and molasses that leads into more tannic coffee notes, with a little bit of dark maple syrup, light ash, and a very lengthy finish. Very flavourful for a 5.6% porter. If I could make it so, this would be my go to session ale for the cold months.

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