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RATINGS: 1572   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
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Draft dark brown black body little to no head coffee aroma very light hint of smoke medium to full body medium carbonation and lightly sweet

3.6
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2008
Pours nearly black with a tall frothy off-white head. Aroma is a complex sweet, slightly roasted malt, with a little coffee.. The complexity comes from a mix of fruity and chocolaty scents. Flavor has a little sour fruity quality almost like a Belgian. Mixed in with this is some light chocolate. The finish is dry and leaves a lingering tart aftertaste.

4
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2002
a great porter. very malty and very burnt in taste. But not too burnt. very impressive.

3.6
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle. Black with a small tan head. Roasty chocolate and coffee aroma. Sweet roasty malt flavor with a small aftertaste. Easy drinking and smooth.

4.2
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2002
A Pretty good Porter. I like the slight, black licorice aftertaste. Nice color.

3.5
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2002
This is a good porter. I think I got a bit spoiled on some of Bell's finer beers... and this didn't taste nearly as complex and full... nor is it supposed to. This is a smooth porter in the traditional Bell's style.

3.5
higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Notes of bitter chocolate. A bit astringent but not in a good way. I enjoyed it much better when it was warm ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
antisnobJP (274) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Bottle. Dark ruby-brown with a beige, short lived head and some sticky lacing. Sweet chocolate and subdued coffee aromas with some caramelly fruit present. Not as sharp and bitter of an aroma than in many porters. Chocolate and coffee flavors with a sweet malt backbone. Different than the sharp black malt flavors of a porter like Anchor’s. Has a little molasses to it. But still very good. Different can be good. Has this beer changed? Older reviews talk about all the bitter coffee flavor, but I don’t think it is very pronounced. Has a little saltiness to it. Fairly rich mouthfeel. Smokiness in finish. Pretty good stuff. Drink some.

3.6
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours black with a decent aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. A dry finish of chocolate and a touch of smoke. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
StoutBeerReviews (274) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2017
Very nice balance. smooooooooth as heck, interesting musty aromas which i enjoy. there definitely is a bit of smokeyness that comes thru on the back end, along with the typical roast and chocolate malts.


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