szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head that fades fast. Roasted malt aroma and flavor with a bit of chocolate. A nice porter.
iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this in a 12 oz bottle (wish I could find it on tap). Good stuff. Great to have Bells sold in this area again.
Livendadream (97) - 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.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2000
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely one of my favorite Porters.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, nearly black, with a small thick tan head. A sweet chocolate malt aroma. A sweet taste of chocolate, with a roasty coffee flavor and just a hint of molasses. Medium body for a porter style beer, has a nice creamy palate, a very satisfying beer.
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, dark brown with little by way of carbonation or head. Smells of coffee, black licorice, bread, and toasted malts. A touch too sweet with hardly a complement to the burnt undertones. No spiciness to speak of. Hop presence is subdued. Another American Porter that is caught between styles. More candy-like than a stout but not the porter that St. Peter’s is. A simple beer, and tasty nonetheless, but I’d rather be drinking St. Peter’s or Kalamazoo Stout.
Msavage235 (90) - - MAR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a solid mocha head with some clingy lacing. Aroma is malty and roasted, a bit unpleasant to me but not a deal-breaker. Taste makes up for it though, smokey roast and coffee up front, followed by a vanilla, dark chocolate, creamy finish. Another wonderful beer from Bells, they hit the classic porter style right on the laces.
smboselli (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I love Bell's, but I was disappointed with this one. Ok, but pretty low on my top porters list.
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mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 I was quite suprised that I was able to find this beer in a town where there is no real beer store. Shnucks grocery had some, so now I know where I will be buying all of my beer.
It poured completely opaque with a nice tan head that lasts. It was definitly one of the best porters that I have ever had. The taste wasn’t overwhelming so it makes a great session beer.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well I dont want to be the bad guy or gal here but I was not impressed by this beer but the appearance. It was watery in taste and lacked aroma.