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RATINGS: 1575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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3.5
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2006
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.

2.9
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2006
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.

3.7
Blackduck18 (10) - USA - FEB 2, 2006
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.

3.2
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Swell dark head shows no skimpyness on ingredients.A starbucks beer.I will take alc. over caffeine anyday.

3.2
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
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.

3.7
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2006
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.

4.1
Lowe1983 (1594) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2006
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.

3.7
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2006
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.

4.1
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2006
A decent Porter, I like Anchor and Gonzo imperial porter better though! Still a good example of the style.

3.6
cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
This is pretty thin for a porter, but the flavor is outstanding. Hard to describe, but "porterish" seems to fit very well. Roasty, chocolately, coffeeish, I’m sure everyone knows what a porter tastes like, and this tastes like a porter. The one thing that strikes me as special about Bell’s, however, is it’s smoothness. I can’t normally drink more than one porter at a time due to the richness of most varieties, but I could see myself drinking several of these at once. A very decent porter from a great brewery, try their Kalamazoo Stout!


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