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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 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.

   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!

   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

   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

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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