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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
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Pleasant roasty aroma with coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. Nice roasty flavor, bittersweet, with some coffee and a bitterish finish, slightly burnt and ashy. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.6
djd07 (14517) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle at august tasting. Pours a dark brown with ruby hue with small off white head. The aroma is roasted malts with coffee and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a rich coffee malt with roast and light smokey finish. Very good porter from Bells.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14490) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Bottle. Dark black color with medium head. Aroma was sweet malt and coffee. Flavor was full with stong sweet with good finish. Another good Bells brew.

3.5
HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong chocolate notes. Average moderate bitter finish. oily palate.

3.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Dark porter, stoutish in appearance. Serious coffee aroma -- do a blind smell test and you’d have trouble picking out the Starbucks. Flavor is bitter coffee. Between this and the Java Stout, it’s clear Larry likes his coffee almost as much as he likes his beer.

3.3
Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2008
A dark clear brown porter with a thin light moka head. Aroma of chocolate and brine, coffee and wet dog. In mouth, a light sweet chocolate and bitter chocolate or coffee, a bit short but still a good porter. Tasted Dec. 2006.

3.6
Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville. Batch 8750. Pours a deep, dark brown with a huge medium frothy head. Nice lacing and retention. Straightforward roasted malt aroma with some caramel and hop notes. Taste is nutty, coffee, roasted malts and subtle fruity notes. Full bodied.

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (13322) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Thanks to jsquire for this brew. Pours jet black with a small light brown head. Dark chocolate malt aroma with toast notes. Deep rich dark chocolate malt flavor with a hoppy finish. Full-bodied and fizzy palate.

3.9
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown (almost black) with a large frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chcolate, and hints of burnt candy. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Long flavor retention of raosted coffee and chocolate. A yummy treat! Thanks Kevin42!

3.9
Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
On draught at Barley's Smokehouse. If you are going to have "guest taps", make 'em Bell's! Pours deep opaque brown with a medium tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is chocolatey and bready. Flavor is smooth a rich and consists of chocolate, coffee and malt. I detected an ever-so-slight sourness in the finish which was interesting. Overall a good Porter, but I'll still stick with the Stouts from Bell's if given the choice.


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