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RATINGS: 1530   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.


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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
darthmoore (16) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 Pours near black with hints of ruby when held to the light. Finger and a half of khaki creamy looking head that dissipates quickly.Scent is of chocolate and robust coffee with a hint of fruit. No unpleasant odors. Smells warm and inviting.Taste is moderately sweet with a good deal of roasty bitterness just the way a porter should be.Beer is medium bodied and creamy with a pleasant amount of carbonation and long bittersweet finish that reminds me of extra dark chocolate. This is an outstanding beer and one of the worlds great porters. If you are into the darkside and haven?t had Bell?s Porter then you are missing out. I highly recommend this brew.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2733) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle from beergium. Color is dark brown to black. Head is thin and beige. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body. Crispy finish. Aroma is liquorice, cacao, chocolate, light roasted, coffee, spices.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a foamy, biege head that lasts and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, light caramel and pine. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, coffee, toasted malt, chocolate, pine. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry, roasty end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SODAK14 (350) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Very good porter IMHO. You will find a few better though. My only "complaint" with this one is it was a bit too much caramel malt taste. That’s just my personal opinion, as all my ratings are, so someone else may rave about it. Don’t worry...I would never turn this one down. :)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
justkoehn (110) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Dark chocolate appearance with moderate lacing and little head. Caramel malty taste. Very good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrOrla (2243) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle at Home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of choco, loads of coffee, creamy, quite roasty. Taste is quite alot of choko and coffee, with some creamy feel and bitter roast.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Flaska från Mikkellers webbshop. Smak och doft av choklad, fina kaffe armoer, rostad malt med toner av mocca, vanilj och russin. En stabil och välgjord porter. Rund och len, välbalanserad och lagom sötma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (417) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2016
BOTTLE. Good cola black colour with minimal off white head.. Heavy malt & molasses on the nose, some woodiness, smells like a big ABV beer.. Easy dark & biscuit malt body, blends with chocolate & oats.. Sourced Cape Cellars

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1251) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a rich black color with a dark brown hue and a very large creamy light tan head with great retention, lacing, and cling. Its aroma featured malty notes of caramel, toffee, and molasses, along with some earthy and grainy notes. The taste was sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, and light chocolate notes. It had a wet and creamy body with lower carbonation and a smooth character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (320) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2016
12oz bottle - super dark brown liquid with a thin tan head. Smooth aroma full of cocoa, coffee, chocolate milk and mild peat. Standard and well made porter flavors like toasted barley, roasty malts, bittersweet cocoa and a hint of coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1785) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Bell’s Porter has a thick, creamy, beige head, a dark brown appearance, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of semi-sweet, roasted malt, and dark bread, and the flavor is of cream, some coffee, roasted malt, a touch of char, and bread crust. Bitterness is not high, here. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Bell’s Porter finishe mostly dry. This is good, but a bit dull. RJT


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