UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 A disappointment. Slight cardboard smell. Roasted malt was not rich and flavorful. Even worse, this porter had a terrible mouth feel, something I feel is important to a porter. It was over carbonated, with spritzy like dry bubbles. In a porter???? Very strong vodka taste for 6%. For a Bells, I refuse to believe it?s that bad. I will rerate soon.Well I said I rerate this and I am a man of my word. 6 years later. This beer is smooth cocodelicious. What a snob I must have been back then.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Illinismitty
Aroma has a good roasted malt aroma. Dark body with red hue and decent head at pour but was gone fast. Flavor was like drinking cold roasted coffee with hint of alcohol on the end with a little sweetener. Good body texture as it was not watered down as some porters are for my palate. Good roasty aftertaste good brew.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured black with a light head and lacing.
Aroma of sweet roasty malts, coffee and brown suger.
Flavor is a roasy burnt malt with a bit of a metalic taste on the finish.
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours deep mahogany with small and quickly diminishing head and no carbonation. Little head gives little aroma and all I can pick up is sweet malt (maybe brown sugar) and a little yeast. Taste is much the same with not a lot of complexity. As the beer warmed, I did pick up some very tasty roasted malt and a very slight hop finish. Very smooth palate. I think it would make a great session beer as I enjoyed it and it was drinkable, but it had little really going for it.
Blackduck18 (10) - USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definately a stick it to you beer. Strong taste that definately lets you know you are drinking a beer that has some thought in mind. The after taste was very stong but thanks to good brewing had a decent taste. Not bad.
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swell dark head shows no skimpyness
on ingredients.A starbucks beer.I will
take alc. over caffeine anyday.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small diminishing head, some cascading bubbles, very dark muddy beer. Very aromatic - roasted malts, coffee/chocalate. Something odd about the texture, kind of slick and oily. Flavor was dissapointing - starts of decent but does not last, virtually no ending.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a tan frothy head, particles seen when held up to the light. aroma is of roast and malt, taste is smooth, slightly sweet with both malt and hops detected. another good bells beer.
Lowe1983 (1544) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours very dark with a thin light brown head. I pretty much enjoyed everything about this beer. Very delicious and has the perfect bitter finish.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Had this at Frontera Grill in Chicago which is a higher end Mexican joint. It is nice to see an alternative to Sol, Corona, and Tecate at a place like this. Pours a rich dark brown with a nice off-white head. Nice roasted malts lead the way to cocoa, coffee, and molasses. When it comes to porters and stouts Bells knows what they are doing.