OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Nothing is better than a good porter and this is one of them. Nice porterish nose to the brew. Very dark in color with a nice tanish head to it. Great smooth chocolatey taste with a nice smooth finish. I really liked this beer and hope to drink it again some day. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Dark brown to black with good, foamy tan head / Roasty, chocolate nose / Medium body with strong hops and good finish / Smokey, chewy flavors of roast coffee, nuts, chocolate, with sherried dark roast coffee finish / Good and complex. DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Dry, opaque, malty good....You can really taste the ROASTED malt, and I mean ROASTED - really well made. Nice subtle chocolate undertones, great finsih and mouthfeel, true to the style - highly recommended. lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2008
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 93, porter, pint, stem glass
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.6% in 12fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Bound Beverages, Bensalem, PA for $3.33
Aroma: nice, chocolate, malty, dark, roasty. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: tasteful, brown, opaque, tan head, thick lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: heavy malt, light hops, medium strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, smooth texture, roasted finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: deep, malty, I’d have it again, okay value, high craft. 18 out of 20. carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Pours a beautiful dark brown with 2 inch tan head formation. The pouring suggests a medium body, which is later confirmed. The head is persistent and settles in at 1.5 inches a flat, creamy top and plethora of micro-bubbles intermingled with larger cavities up to 1/8th inch. As you drink this ale the Belgian lace is well formed and decorative. The nose provides deep roasted notes. Hops are not evident. The porter has a medium body with a light cream texture. The suggestive chocolate and coffee notes join the maltyness, making the ale very nicely balanced. Carbonation is pleasant. The alcohol is moderate and not noticeable on the palate. Combined with delicious lingering this porter definitely invites repeat tastes. Another moreish ale! Light enough to be a restorative and a refresher, yet full enough of flavor to satisfy most any palate.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Oh yeah. This is as serious as it gets. Dark as night with a glorious head that lingers. Smells of roasted coffee bean and malted cocoa. Full nectar with ample effers. This brew is dry as a bone and very European with a moderate roast component. The finish is bittered with a perfect hop tingling. Just beautiful! bpreo (2903) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2010
This could be the best Porter I have had so far. We’ll see what the statistics reveal, but right now, there is nothing I would rather be drinking. SALUD (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011 does not count
12 ounce bottle that pours dark brown with a tan head. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Smooth and creamy with a mild finish. Enjoyable. Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
A- poured a dark solid brown color. No hint if any other shades even when held to a light. 2 & 1/2 finger head with good retention and nice lacing
S- dark chocolate, coffee and some roasted grains. Maybe a hint of dark fruit there
T- tastes very much like it smells. Bitter dark chocolate, moderate coffee flavor and some slight toasty grains.
M- mouthfeel was medium. Finish was medium with good carbonation to give it done crispness
A soild porter from Bells. Not exciting but still rather nice
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UPDATED: JAN 7, 2017 Smell with malt, barley, coffee, chocolate, deep dark brown, smooth with taste of coffee and well balanced bitterness. Very good porter for the price.