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RATINGS: 1500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Dark mahogany brown. The tan head is fairly large, lasts a while and leaves broken sheets of lace on the glass. The nose is of roasted black malt, dark chocolate, vanilla and dark red wine. So far, so good. The flavor, like the aroma, is considerably roasted malty with lovely bittersweet chocolate notes. Notes of cordial cherries are present as well, but chocolate shares equal billing. There’s also a restrained hoppiness that balances the finish which is long and increasingly bitter, especially as the beer warms. Firm, not quite full body with a lively carbonation. Good mouthfeel overall; a little fizzy for a porter, but it is tolerable. Bell’s Porter is a quality brew like all their offerings. It’s carbonation sets it apart from others and its noticeable hoppiness sets it apart from the others. These qualities neither detract of add to the quality; they just make it uniques.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1914) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle from Biercab Shop. Black colour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate aroma. Roaste, coffee, chocolate, slightly sweet taste. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4430) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Nice dark body. Caramel and roasted malts in the aroma. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (1006) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 4, 2016
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen on 28 Oct 2015. Pours dark brown black with a thin white head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate.Bitter finish, thin.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
20107589 (625) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2016
pour darkbrown, nearly black. without a head. coffee, roasted malt, light milky aroma. taste light bitter. medium bodied with average carbonation. light coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3425) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Pours black with low light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, light german sausage and vanilla. Taste is lightly chocolate sweet with a very subtle bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11843) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2016
Bottle, bought@Mikkeller and friends Beershop. Pours deep chestnut brown with a small, creamy off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, roasted, chocolate, coffee. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, soft astringency, coffee and chocolate. Great balanced malty bitterness. Very elegant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1285) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 29, 2016
Negro opaco y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de cereal dulce, chocolate, café y ligero ahumado. cuerpo medio y sedoso, con sabor de chocolate y final de cafe suave.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1024) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2016
"Packaged April 3, 2014"...two years old now. 12 ounce bottle purchased at Bine & Vine ($2.19). POURS a very dark brown (basically black) with a good finger and a half of tan foam. AROMA of quality roasted malts, mild coffee, leather, with a bit of nutty vanilla. FLAVOR of earthy dark malts, some dark chocolate, light black coffee, and dark caramel. A bit of lingering roastiness into the finish. Somehow this is overly light in body. Not bad but was hoping for more heft and character. (1493, 1021)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (3003) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
April 26, 2016. Bottle,
Very dark brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, ground coffee, ash, notes of cocoa, hints of toffee, vanilla and leather. Taste is light sweet, light roasted bitterness. Finish is light sweet toffee, very light berry notes and licorice, soft bitterness with roasted coffee, some chocolate and hints of leather. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Good porter but nothing that stands out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3734) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 25, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with a small beige head. Dry with a mellow sweetness. Aromas of caramel and lightly toasted malts with hints of band aid. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish with more toasty malts.


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