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RATINGS: 1553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Nose is warm and inviting. Licorice and toffee, thick black coffee and cream. A bit of smoky chocolate bitterness keeps it from being too sweet. Light carbonic acidity. Mild hops. Dark black, with thin tan head. Medium heavy watery body, with medium carbonation and no burn. Starts with a big hit of malty chocolate and bitter coffee, mesium hops and light acidity. Smooth transition into sweeter, more subtle flavors like molasses and licorice and some smoke. Finish has a bit of carbonic acidity and smoky bitterness. After is mildly chocolatey and smoky. Just a bit of bitter residue on the tongue. This is a really nice porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Pours a dark brown that does thin a bit at the edges. Nose is malt sweet and strong roasted scent. Flavor is almond, light chocolate, and primarily roastiness that is held together very well and concluded with a light hop finish. It did seem lighter bodied than it could have been, but is a very enjoyable porter nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1258) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
nice and chocolately looking. great taste. poured it incorrectly, so had some sediment in the glass, but it didnít seem to matter. great tasting porter.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
amee16 (62) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2006 pours black with a chocolaty thick head that dissipates somewhat quickly, aroma is mild coffee-like, tastes light for a porter with notes of dark chocolate and almond, ending with coffee. tingly but smooth mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Pours a black color with a thin beige laced head. Aroma is roasty with malts,chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted rich with hints of coffee,malts, chocolate and cream. Lacks the smoke flavor that makes other porters stand out. Other than that, a very enjoyable porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Pours very dark brown with a medium sized light brown head. Roasty aroma of coffee and chocolate, and on my first whiff I immediately thought of black olives. Strong roastiness in the flavor, combined with caramel and chocolate. Rages on the sweet side, moderately hopped. Creamy, velvety mouth feel. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Dark, chestnut brown appearance, reddish edges, with a huge, thick fluffy, cocoa-toned head, leaving much lace, softly sizzling down in size. Aroma is rich, full of espresso notes, chocolate, spices, deep, roasty,and rustic, a wonderful complex, though still straightforward nose. Creamy, easy drinking and damned nice... great Brewery : ))

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Oh man, so good. Dark dank black with lots of creamy tan head, just beautiful. Aromas are huge roast, coffee, and chocolate notes. Even smells creamy. Flavor is huge roast, this reminds me somewhat of the Gonzo. Lots of mocha in this one too. Finishes moderately sweet. Medium-thick bodied. Nice and chewy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2767) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Beautiful dark, dark brown pour with tan head that leaves a nice lacing. Chocolate, toffee and molasses dominate the aroma, while flavor is heavy of roasted malt. The only downside I can find is that it is a bit weak in terms of the aftertaste, which seems to disappear rather quickly. Still, like most Bellís products, it is nicely balanced and smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Brew HaHa - great, smooth Porter that is loaded with sweet chocolate and roasted malts. Rich, comlex and smooth - another great one from Bells.


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