bowlnman1990 (78) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: absolutely amazing, not over powering, smells of a dark roast. Appearance: almost black, with a creamy head, okay lacing. Taste: bitter but not overly so, hints of chocolate and burnt toast. Palate: smooth, easily drinkable. Overall: very appealing, I would recommend this to any lover of porter and good beer.
Livendadream (78) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep reddish brown, little to no tan head last gone quickly, sweet malt aromas, roasted malt flavor with some chocolate and coffee notes, smooths out as it warms, mild carbonation, bit of soft bitterness on the finish, fairly well balanced though.
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a slight head. Aroma is smoky and malty, with nuts and grains. The flavor is rich, creamy, and surprisingly sweet, with a drier finish. 4 of 5 on the palate, hooray for silky. A delicious porter.
HartManSam (75) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask conditioned at Beer Geeks. A wonderful beer. Bold flavors of coffee and chocolate. This is a great beer. Very rich. =)
fsquirrel29 (75) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am especially fond of porter beer and Bellís is not a disappointment. Long known in the southwest area of Michigan, Bellís brews a lot of different styles of beer and I think they hit their peak with this porter. Just an excellent beer.
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with hints of amber when held to the light with a light wispy tan head. Light smokey aroma. Fine roasty malt flavor with a very light hint of chocolate and coffee. Very good porter.
barbarino2000 (73) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has some good parts to it. Might be a little carby, but not too bad. Very drinkable.
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown from the bottle with tan head. Aroma is sweetly malty, with a little bit of roast. Medium light body with a fairly large amount of carbonation that finishes clean. Flavor is malty with a medium roast, a little bit of coffee and chocolate. A tasty, easy to drink dark beer for when something heavier like a big impy might be too much.
HopBurp (73) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle--Pours about as dark brown as possible w/out being solid or black. aroma is sweet malty. Palate is nice and lively. ending with a rich coffee smoke flavor. Very nice