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RATINGS: 1516   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.


chickenflea's rating

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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1234) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is black with a small tan head. The aroma is your standard porter smell of roasted malt with a hint of coffee. The taste is matches the aroma with the exception of some chocolate added. A very good porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2686) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Coffee, ashes, malty, chocolate notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1601) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2016
Coffee, ashy, soy sauce and licorice, dark chocolate, light hints of dark chocolate and vanilla, light notes of smoke. Black colour, small tan head, lacing. Salty, medium bite, lightly sweet, smoke and good amount of roastedness, dry. Medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, salty and roasty finish. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (1250) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Good malty smell...real malt! Taste is lightly sweet medium dark malt, good flavor...some depth...good sweetness

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15386) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle @ Mikkeller Webshop. Pours black with a small off beige head. Roast, licorice and chocolate. Mild - harmonic balanced perhaps. A bit of ash. Enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1250) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2016
While its coloring and ABV are definitely appropriate for a Porter, Bell’s Porter has a richness and depth that make it seem more like a Stout in many respects. It pours dark brown - creamy head. Toasted malt and vibrant cocoa aromas. Chocolate, coffee, rich roasted malt, and smoked malt flavors. Good balance between bitter and sweet. Bell’s seems to have a winner in about every style category. The unspectacularly named Porter is no exception.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
Very dark brown. Aroma has plenty of roasted coffee, some chocolate and a hint of beef stock. Roasted bitter malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (4214) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2016
05.06.2016, 12 oz bottle @ home:
Nice light brown slightly fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry roasted, toast, nuts, caramel malts, minerals, roasted grain, toffee, hay, licorice, coffee, grass. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, minerals, roasted grain, paper, dark malts, sour coffee, grass, licorice, bark, toast, nuts. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and metallic mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rentonj7 (187) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Deep brown with medium tan head. Nose is slightly sour, some raisin, roasted malts. Flavor carries some toffee, licorice, raisin. Medium mouthfeel, slightly slick on tongue, shorter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (14634) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle, 5.6%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, hop and a little vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee, little sweet, hop, little vanilla and medium bitter.


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