zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Black pour with a thin film of tan head. Aroma is pretty sweet with nice notes of caramel and roasted chocolate malts. Taste is sweet and chocolatey with a light coffee bitterness at the end. A little thin, but pretty easy drinking.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth porter that has a coffee and chocolate taste. Very easy to drink, nice java color.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Bellís Eccentric Cafe: Almost opaque brown with a beige head. Coffe grind aroma. Sweet and roasty malt with flavors to match. Light to medium bodied. Tastey porter.
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Could be heavier, but tastes really good all the same. Goes down smooth, but with a mild rusty aftertaste that I havent quite figured out yet.....Will require more field research.....
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours as dark as porters pour, charcoal brown-black tinged by cola, with a average loose tan head. Roasted lactic aromas dominate the nose, with peanuts and obvious dark malt present as well. Thin, but not quite watery, this porter could stand a bit more substance, though for the style, this is entirely within the normal spectrum. Also, a bit fizzy. This is a textbook blueprint of a porter. To say this tastes like a porter seems like it should be enough! Anyhow, roasty, a bit of coffee, a smidge of bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of lactose maybe. Thereís some decent acidity to this, and a certain subtle floral hoppiness. I feel like the fizzy CO2 is actually contributing to the flavor somewhat. I think this joins Stone and Rogueís offerings as being among my favorite porters.
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks nice- a dark brown/black beer with a tan head. Smells very chocolatey, malty- its a great aroma,I only wish it was a bit stronger! The flavour is very roasty, with coffee. Its a bit thin/watery and also too carbonated, but overall its very good.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very average, I expected more from Bells. Dark mahogany appearance with a thick tan head. Aroma was similiar to some char and roast mixed with tuna fish, Iím serious. Flavor is dominated by some bitter roast and a thin palate. OK beer but I can think of 20 better porters off the top of my head.
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Milk and caramel with slight sourness in aroma. Some chocolate and molasses noticed as well. Bittersweet finish that balances the roasted grain taste. A slight fruity finish. Adequately and not overly carbonated.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into english pont glass. Light brown head with a super dark brown body. Nice lacing and head retention. The aroma reminded me of toasted wheat bread covered in brown sugar. Flavor was rich and deeply roasty. Medium- bodied, but maybe a little short on the finish. Very nice overall.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark dark brown with nice dark tan head that fades quickly. Smoked chocolatey aroma, with some coffee and dark malt. Flavor follows aroma, but is much more pronounced. Clean crisp finish with only minor bitterness. One of the best porters Iíve had thus far.