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RATINGS: 1469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1236) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
May 2nd, 2013 - Bellís 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 Bellís 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 isnít 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 (633) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raoul_duke (180) - - NOV 11, 2014
From cask at jerry?s. Amazing coffee nose. Dark but not overwhelming appearance. Good amount of head, sticks around throughout. Amazing chocolate and coffee flavor. Better at this higher temperature than it would be out of the fridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (912) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
On cask. Dark brown with off white one finger head. Roasted coffee aroma. Smooth coffee taste with a very pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbbeyRoade (455) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Definitely a porter. A nice light version of stout that is thinner in body but still had good chocolate and coffee flavors. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBear11D (363) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bellís Porter pours a dark plumb, nearly black with a creamy tan brown head that lasts a decent while. The aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate and milk. The flavor is chocolate with a bit of roasted coffee and cream. Overall this is a pretty lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2698) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Pitch black with a beige head. Aroma contains some dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor is rather bitter with some coffee and dark chocolate going on. Aftertaste is a bit dry. Overall a pretty good porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Pours a black color with tan head. Can be a bit roasty with almost a burnt marshmallow after finish. Very solid, but not overwhelming porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2463) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Bowery, New York, NY. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, slightly ashy and a little thin. Decent enough porter though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2681) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, burnt marshmallow, malty aromas. Burnt, roasty, malty, slight bitter flavors. Very solid, but not overwhelming porter.

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