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RATINGS: 1525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (11075) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
Vanilla and wine Aroma and taste like a bit of wine. Top porter. Tan foam on black. Malty with Coffee bean, buttery chocolate

3.3
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10848) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Tap. Chocolate malt and light smokey aroma. Dark black with a moderate head. Chocolate malt and charcoal flavor. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10563) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10475) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10416) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10214) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Pours a deep ruby- almost pitch black with a fantastic two-finger, creamy, tan head that lasts throughout. Awesome lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, milk chocolate, raisins. Taste is medium bodied with some spicy hops and cocoa . Finish adds a nice touch of bittering hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Aftertaste is muted hops with some milk chocolate. Overall excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9946) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"robust is right. full bodied and full flavored. rich aroma of roasted malt & milk chocolate. medium bodied and smooth. dark brown, tan head, decent lacing. flavor is rich as well...chocolate up front with hints of coffee, sweet malt, roasted malts, hops, and a smidge of smoke. lingering dry finish. right up there with the best American porters. courtesy of pfoxyjohn."


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