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RATINGS: 1473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Thanks to jsquire for this brew. Pours jet black with a small light brown head. Dark chocolate malt aroma with toast notes. Deep rich dark chocolate malt flavor with a hoppy finish. Full-bodied and fizzy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11018) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottled: Red/brown coloured. Light brown head. Dense. Chocolate, sweetness, roast and malt in the aroma. A little vague. Flavour is roasted, sweet and has some malt and chocolate. Is a bit thin bodied. Is sweet and roasty in the end. Thanks Springslicker for trading this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012
Date: April 02, 1998
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: Hazy dark brown, whispy tan head
Aroma: chocolate malt aroma
Flavor: damaged malt flavor, bitter

Date: November 05, 2004
Aroma: lots of roasted aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of hop bitterness, touch of smokey roasted character, still not porterish

Date: April 28, 2006
Source: brewpub
Score: i to ii
picking up more chocolate to go with the roasted, this is a porter

Date: May 23, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Score: 3.0 to 3.3
more chocolate than roasted, keeps getting better

Date: May 05, 2012
Mode: cask
Source: bsp
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, light smoke
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, mostly dry and earthy, touch of sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Dark brown with reddish glimts. Sweet aroma with plenty of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle thanks a great trader Acknud! This is super porter. Nice toast and grain smells with a darkish tan head. Beer is malty wtih a nice hint of hops. Well done again by the Bells brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2002
The nose is of coffee, cocoa, roasted nuts, resin and earth. It pours very dark, but not black. Deep, dark, crystal clear mohogany hue. Medium-sized khaki head with spots of light brown distributed unevenly. Mostly lasting with good lacing. The flavor is rich and malty up front with blasts of coffee and cocoa. Perfectly balanced up front and on the backside with a hint of buttermilk. Full-bodied with fizzy carbonation and a watery mouthfeel. Medium-length, clean, modestly tart finish. Very good porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized light brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light coffee, and caramel. Tastes of roast, caramel, and a light coffee bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Tap @ Bells. Deep brown appearance with a tan head. Roasty, dark chocolate malty, light anise, light espresso aroma. Anise/licorice, dark chocolate, mild caramel, mild coffee, fairly malty flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
Thank you Linus_stick/Alan for this one! It’s black/brown with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and a bit of coffee. The flavour has notes of roasted malt, a light bitterness, licorice, coffee, hints of chocolate and a roasted, bitter finish with hints of grapefruit. The overall impression is a somewhat hard roasted beer, that is nice as it is, but it would get a higher score from me, if it were just a wee bit more mellow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
On draught at Barley's Smokehouse. If you are going to have "guest taps", make 'em Bell's! Pours deep opaque brown with a medium tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is chocolatey and bready. Flavor is smooth a rich and consists of chocolate, coffee and malt. I detected an ever-so-slight sourness in the finish which was interesting. Overall a good Porter, but I'll still stick with the Stouts from Bell's if given the choice.

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