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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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3.4
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 Pours a pure brown with no head. Has a strong aroma of coffee with a hint of chocolate malt. I’m not particularly fond of the taste, which is too malty and bland with a bitter finish. I’d go for Sierra Nevada’s port over this one every time.

3.8
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Really enjoyed this. Dry tobacco, pumpernickel toast and milk chocolate aroma. Dark chocolate, cigar box, light herbs and slightly sour dairy is what I get from the taste. Body is english style porter, in the light to medium range with a quick finish. Great session porter here with food or alone. Thanks Bells. 2009 12 oz.

3
rentonj7 (250) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Deep brown with medium tan head. Nose is slightly sour, some raisin, roasted malts. Flavor carries some toffee, licorice, raisin. Medium mouthfeel, slightly slick on tongue, shorter finish.

3.7
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
scent of burnt roast and a little chocolate. taste is similar with hints of coffee as well. After taste is a little roast and a slight bitter hops note. finish is clean.

3.9
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2009
12oz.. Pours a deep deep brown with little tan head. Great smell to this rich porter. Coffee hints and nice clean crisp finish.

4.5
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2001
I first had this at a friend’s home. ’What beer would you like?’ ’Hmmm [looking]...I’ll try that Bell’s Porter.’ Minutes later...’Wow! What is that stuff again?’ The answer: A marvelously sturdy brew for sustained drinking pleasure.

3.7
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Pours dark brown with a bit of tan head and a little lacing. Aroma is very sweet and malty. Flavor is similar but also has some hints of dark chocolate and some bitterness. Very smooth and light in the mouth. Not overly impressed by this one, but it is tasty enough and very drinkable.

3.4
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown/light black with a small khaki head. Aroma consisting of roasted malt, light chocolate and light roast coffee. A thin, lighter bodied porter with higher than desired carbonation. Notes of chocolate and roasted malt stand out with a minimal about of smokiness and coffee linger on the finish. A solid effort, but not nearly as silky as I would like a porter to be.

3.8
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2007
dark black with a creamy head. decent lacing. aroma of coffee and roasted malts. very smooth tasting with the flavors being very present but subtle. coffee, chocolate and rasted malt. overall enjoyable. good example of the style and perfect for someone new to porters as its flavorful yet very light and smooth.

3.8
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Yet another solid brew from Bells. These guys just make good beer. Nothing flashy, but always good. Pours a dark brown with a nice off-white head. Nice roasted aroma with mild coffe notes. Pleasant hop bite on finish without unbalancing the overall flavor. Excellent porter.


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