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RATINGS: 1385   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DetroitMitch12 (3) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Pours very dark with cream colored head. Taste is chocolate and nutty with a bitter finish. Body is surprisingly light. Drinkable at any time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Roasted malts well represented in aroma and taste. Coffee presence. Balanced. Average-good porter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EyeAmBaldman (187) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a dark, translucent brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet with a tinge of coffee bitterness. Notes of coffee, carmel and roasted malts. Goes down smooth with a back end bite. This is a really superb porter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Thought I rated this already. Pours a deep brownish black with dissipating tan head. Aroma is slight, nice roast, soy notes, dark chocolate, English yeast. Taste follows, chocolate and roast very present. Nice and velvety smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1160) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle from Breeze Thru (cannot believe never have rated this ...). Pours a very dark brown with a light brown head leaving some spots of lace Aroma has sweet caramel and coffee, and more caramel and more coffee. Taste is of heavy roast, sweet caramel malts and light tanginess. Medium bodied and quite roasty. Finishes nicely on the balance line between bitter and sweet. Solid tasty porter from Bells.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle...Pour is dark black with a off white cream head..Nose is milk chocolate, cream, roast, cinnamon, caramel, earth...Taste is nice milk chocolate, spices, earth, cream, nice roast, very smooth

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (315) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours dark brown with a beige head that's foamy and settles to a rim and coat. Aroma is nuts, roast malt and a touch of prune. Taste is low on the sweetness and amps the roasted malt. Some burnt coffee bitterness as well especially in the aftertaste. Mild flavors of chocolate lurk lightly in the background. A bit thin. Not really my kind of porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1898) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2013
A black body with a quickly fading tan head. A nice heavy roasted malt presence. Nice coffee malts and a slight hint of smoke. Flavor was similar to the aroma. Finish was moderately dry. Body seemed at bit light and it was easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
This is a really nice porter. Thick mouthfeel, chocolate aroma with a roasted coffee flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1129) - Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours a deep dark brown. Large creamy frothy light brown head, fairly lasting with thick lace. . Aroma is coffee and chocolate, perhaps some caramel, some dry roastiness, bittersweetish. Flavor is roasty, bittersweet chocolate, light ash, underlying coffee.. Medium bodied but almost thin. Bittersweet and roasty dry in a very nice finish. Quite enjoyable.


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