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RATINGS: 1521   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
juandela (3) - kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2008 does not count
could there be a better beer in america? i vote no. larry bell does a handful of ok beers, some good and a few that are truly spectacular. this is one of the spectacular. rich and not for the feint of heart. heavy on chocolate maltiness, smoke and even and steady flavor. this beer perfectly accompanies a steak, burger or a cold winter evening in the recliner. like a good cigar, larryís flagship porter satisfies. on this continent itís great lakeís edmund fitzgerald of larryís stock porter.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thehardrocker (2) - Livonia, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2009 does not count
A wonderful beer out of the Bellís Brewery in Kalamazoo MI. Great with fish and chips.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2002
My favorite Porter in the universe. I love this Porter. Chocolate overtones with a slight coffee flavor. Other than Derek Jeter, the best thing to ever come out of Kalamazoo.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SturmWulf (65) - USA - JUL 27, 2007
Good aroma of Malt, caramel and chocolate. Poured a brown sparkling, Large, tan, fizzy head that stayed a long time, became frothy after a while, left light lacing, Wonderful flavor of roasted malt, slight caramel and then a lot of rich chocolate. Starts roasted malt, then a slight bitterness, then touch of caramel then lots of sweet rich chocolate. Excellent flavor! A light body with a creamy smooth texture, finish is an abrupt chocolate sweet with a slight touch of very pleasing and very light bitterness. Now, I could drink quite a few of this Porter, for it is a definite pleasure to drink. I will definitely buy this again and add to my favorite rotation of brews. Great job by Bellís. Was served in a Stein.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aggie80 (806) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2002
Another hit from Bellís! Nice chocolate background. One of my favorites.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdawson321 (145) - USA - DEC 6, 2005
UPDATED: APR 28, 2006 Great during the winter months; thick, creamy, sweet, and still refreshing and clean. Pours a black amber with a lively head with a strong sweet, caramel aroma. Excellent beer, perhaps one of the best beers Iíve had.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrPhield (10) - Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2011
mmm, thich rich porter goodness! Smells, looks, tastes, feels, and is everything I enjoy in a porter.

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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schlaubee (14) - - MAR 13, 2014
Good smells upon opening the bottle. Very full yet clean mouthfeel with coffee notes on the finish. Iím not a coffee drinker so I like when porters are not overwhelmingly coffee flavored. This one is nicely balanced. Very drinkable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zgpt (19) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Pies black with good tan head. Smell is nutty and a little sour. Taste is nutty with maybe a hint of chocolate smooth with a relatively light palate in a refreshing rather than weak way. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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