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RATINGS: 1370   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Not much flavor in this one. Pretty thin and watery tasting. Still not awful but not my favorite porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (516) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Dark brown color topped by a small tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma is reminiscent of freshly brewed spent coffee grounds. Upfront, flavor is mostly dark roasted malt, bittersweet dark cocoa and licorice. Mid taste has a light smoky complex malt flavor. Finish is cloying sweet malt with light hop notes. Very drinkable and tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoostIPA (1108) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a thing dark brown, almost black, with a tan head that faded quickly. Aromas of some roast, some light toffee. Taste is slightly bitter from the malts, some bread, toffee, some green coffee. Finished semi-dry. Pretty plain and boring.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (701) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle into pint glass, very dark brown color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, brown sugar, cocoa, coffee and a slight smoke note. Taste is heavier in coffee/chocolate then aroma led on, notes of caramel and even vanilla with light hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, roasty, creamy with roasty dry finish. Very good porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1173) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Bottle: very dark brown, nearly black with a tiny bit of light escaping at the edges. Thick, tan head that retains very well and leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma is rich, toasted & roasty malts, burnt brown sugars, faint cocoa powder, and a mild coffee bean-esque finish. Good balance of sweet and roast. Just a tad bit of hoppy bitterness hits the tongue up front, folloed by a blend of roasted malts, lightly sweet cocoa, and a brown sugar covered, burnt oak aftertaste. Medium thickness for the style, and reasonably creamy. Pretty good standard porter from Bells.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma contains roasted malts, large amounts of coffee and chocolate, and some mild smoky impressions. The taste remains very heavy in chocolate and coffee. Additionally, there are come vanilla and caramel undertones. Some slight sweetness at the end, with an aftertaste of coffee and caramel. Medium to full in body, creamy in texture, with some subtle carbonation. This is a solid porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (684) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
shared bottle. poured a dark brown colour with with a small tan head. small hint of coffee, big roasted malt flavor, lot of grains, and a verry small amount of chocolate. flavor is not intense at all. and it’s way to watery!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (418) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Dark black with a big brown head. Darck chocolate, and coffee on the nose. Sweet caralem malt gives way to bitter dark chocolate and coffee notes. Quite nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheOneAfter909 (22) - Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Delicious. What you would expect from a porter. Great flavor, so drinkable. Will buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (329) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Growler. A classic porter with roast, coffee and cocoa. Light hops contribute to a dry finish. A very enjoyable beer.


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