DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2009 Bottled. So Iím sitting here at home after driving around with the wife and kid and her sisters and their kids to the museum, with my car in the shop, and not finding out until late in the evening that they have to keep it another day because the spark plug that they stripped the threads putting in wrong two years ago would have to be worked out carefully, and it was too late to get a loaner so I could go to work tomorrow, and I say to myself, "Self," I say, "You need to settle down with a nice porter. Whatís in the fridge?"
Well, this, for one. Pours out a nice deep brown body and a thin brown head. Good smell of chocolate malts. More chicory than coffee. Just a touch of astringency that almost pushes it into stout territory. Roasty and slightly smoky. Nice warming alcohol, despite being a mere 6%. Just the thing to lift my mood, and a great beer to have as part of Bellís regular lineup, available in finer stores in the Chicago area, too.
Bacchus66 (56) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle @ home. Pours dark, dark brown, almost black with a thin beige head. Nose is all roasted coffee with flavors of espresso and dark chocolate. and a creamy mouthfeel. Great stuff, love this.
Criz (266) - - NOV 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicely done porter. Smokey, charred wood, bitter chocolate. Very robust porter with a complex offering. Well done.
gregwilsonstl (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask. Dark black. Flat. Why did i pick a warm beer on a hot day? Cocoa. Cola. Very nice.
Beerhunter111 (12285) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, nuts, slight roasty, Taste of chocolate, slight coffee, burned malt, caramell, slight sweet, good stuff!
Shark_Pants (501) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with small beige head. Roasty aromas of coffee and dark chocolate with a little licorice. The taste is smooth and subtle - dark chocolate, licorice and charred meat. Light bodied and very easy drinking. Very solid porter.
Hayden512 (35) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with 2 finger tan head. Smell is coffee, roasty. Taste is toasted marshmallow, dark chocolate, dark coffee. Medium mouthfeel. Medium low carb. Tasty
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MIapples (16) - - AUG 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried at same time as Founderís porter. Comparatively the Bellís is not as heavy on the coffee flavor. More chocolate notes than coffee in Bells. Not as strong flavored as Founders, I preferred the Bellís more.
Sevenlee (1618) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, yeast, roasty and coffee. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a roasty finish. Nice
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour. Chocolate, malt, char on the nose. Taste is creamy and balanced...adds a slight licorice taste as well. Just damn good.
IdaKjelldahl (2) - - JUL 20, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sticky, thin feel, fizzy, light body, cereal, leaves, sweet licorice, medium sourness, lightly bitter, light sweetness,