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RATINGS: 1405   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (307) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Basic coffee and chocolate tastes you’d expect from a porter. Thin and overly carbonated. Generic. After some of the other beers I’ve had from Bells, I expected better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (166) - - FEB 22, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark chocolate with a tan head. Aromas of toasty malt, coffee, earthy goodness. Bitter toasted malt and coffee flavor. Delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
A really smooth porter. Not too smokey. Not much coffee flavor. Easy to drink and had this one at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1334) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Nice standard drinkable porter. Subtitle coffee and chocolate. Some roast. Very sessionable

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGarnigle (556) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2014
From the bottle. This is a nice enough porter, nothing great. Dark with moderate roast levels. This isn’t an American-style hoppy porter, which is fine with me. But it could use a bit more malt richness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3441) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2014
BBOTMC. Pours black to brown with a beige head, chocolate, smoke, vanilla, caramel, flavor is slightly sour with caramel, chocolate, vanilla, medium Bodied, a bit bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Livendadream (120) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Btl pours very dark brown with a reddish hue. Creamy tan head that lingers for a while leaving good lace on glass. Smells of roasted grains, fresh coffee,faint smoke and chocolate. Tastes of sweet caramel malt, semi-sweet chocolate ,espresso,some earthy hops and a light smoke-ash flavor. Light to medium body,smooth creamy texture,tingling carbonation, nice dry finish. Well balanced porter, not to thick and heavy, very easy to consume. It is a little on the light side but I like this take on a porter. A very nice easy to drink "session"beer packed with ample flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
12 oz bottle for 4 bucks. Pours black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is chocolate, a little coffee as well but mostly subdued. Taste is mostly coffee and roasted malts but a slight vanilla and smoke. Average palate all around, but slightly higher carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good porter. It could be a little thicker, but not bad for what it is.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
A_Vermonter (3) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
Nothing special about this porter. Average palate and appearance, slightly above average aroma and taste. Would stick again, but not my first choice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (477) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours dark brown tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma and taste with some roasted flavors coming through. Light body light carbonation smooth mouth feel. Very good porter.


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