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RATINGS: 1577   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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3.9
Jabah (800) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2018
5.6% ABV on label:- This is an almost perfect porter, very well-balanced. I wish the flavors were just a bit stronger, but this is probably what they are aiming for. The chocolate, coffee, and hops are all there though....and so yummy I drank this one fast...like a chocolate milkshake. Bell's is becoming one of my top US microbrews. As far as porters go, I recently tried Anchor Porter and liked that a little better, but this is pretty close to that. Since I only sampled singles of both, may have to grab a 6-pack of each to get the real experience.

3.7
Borup (16539) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2018
35,5 cl. bottle. A black beer with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate and with a dry roasted finish.

3.9
randy1969 (169) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2018
The smell had a nice roasty coffee to a fairly decent chocolate aroma. The body is pitch black. The head is a very thin beige head. Lightly sweet taste and not very bitter. Medium-light body with a sticky texture. Some lively carbonation and a nice bitter finish

4.7
josanguapo (2215) - SPAIN - FEB 11, 2018
From 2d2dspuma. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Cally's Caves 3. Lots of foam, requiring 2 pours. Dont let its aspect deceive you. Its feel is really smooth and creamy and has superb roasted notes in both nose and mouth. Really drinkable

3.6
unclefrito62 (463) - Stow, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2018
Pint at Winking Lizard Peninsula, Ohio. One inch beige head, little bit of film on glass. Deep brown in color. Smell the malt. Taste the malt, creamy, semi sweet, and medium bodied. Smooth on the palate with malt and chocolate notes for an after taste. Very nice porter! Cheers!

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Subliminal64 (279) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2018
Where Purchased: 347ml bottle from the Meijer in Michigan (drive home from Chicago) Consumed: from a pilsner glass Aroma: Smells malty and sweet with a hint of smoke. Appearance : unfiltered medium to dark brown with decent head that disappears within the first few sips. Excellent sticky lacing. Taste: very well balanced. Malty, sweet with a hint of hops and smokyness. Not overpowering like most porters can be. Palate : medium body. Bittersweet aftertaste. Low carbonation. Overall: Another well balanced and easy drinking beer. Not overpowering with chocolate or smoke or spices. I was glad to try and will definatley buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on.

3.9
silva6411 (61) - King, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2018
Poured nice. Low carbonation and not that exciting with taste. Average Porter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
k0mpsa (3314) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2017
Bottle. Black color, tanned head. Aroma has roasted malts, some vanilla, some coffee. Nice roasted malty taste, coffee, some vanilla. Nice full bodied porter.

4.6
dlihcsnatas (866) - Temple, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Drank a six pack of this yesterday for Christmas. Dark brew with a very thick head that smells and tastes like a porter should. While nothing really notable to set this one apart from other porters it was a great beer for the holiday.

4.2
dokushin (3) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2017 does not count
My favorite nonlocal porter by reasonable margin -- this is from notes and experience. Pours almost pitch black in color, quite opaque in glass, light tan head, laces well. Average body with clean texture is not as thick as a porter could be, but smell and taste are spot on -- nice roasty malty notes, kind of an earthy dark character and mild sweetness and offset well with an interesting hop bitterness. Easy to find and in the usual price band.


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