Bells Porter

Bells Porter

Rated 3.787 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Bell's Brewery Incorporated

Galesburg, MI, United States

Style:  Porter

6% Alcohol by Volume

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A robust porter brewed from a tasty blend of dark malts with a rich, roasted flavor. Enjoy it anytime, like now for instance.

ID: 4884 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank585
Overall Percentile98.8
Style Rank15 of 1356
Style Percentile98.9
Lowest Score2.1
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.834
Weighted Score3.787
Standard Deviation0.434

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ROLLINZ 118 reviews
rated 4.1 13 years ago

Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

I poured this one into a Stella Artois glass down the middle. I got a nice head which went away rather quick, but still nice lacing. The aroma is nothing to write home about, but you can pick up some chocolate notes. The mouth feel was close to perfect, very smooth - not overly carbonated. The flavor is great! Dark roasted chocolaty grains blended very well with the hops, nicely balanced! Great job Bells! I don't even like porters that much.

  • FISHINGFAST 624 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Wow what a bag in this porter is at less than two dollars. Pours deep dark board with red edges and a nice foam head. The aroma is of rich mat and the mouthfeel is almost thick. The flavor has balance of malt and solid hops with no bitterness.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.8 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Dark brown in colour with a tan head with good retention. Nice lacing. Aroma and flavour have a moderate roastiness and chocolate. Caramel, nutty, and a touch of coffee round out the flavours. Medium body. Great porter.

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a chocolaty black with a nice sudsy head that takes its time. Aroma is tame with hints of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is in a way not there, feels like it is missing. What you can taste is slight roasts and a pinch of alcohol. Finishes off slightly dry. Fairly smooth. Not the best porter but is certainly drinkable.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a black color. Smell is of chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is chocoalte, coffee, some malts, a touch of hops. Overall this is an enjoyable beer.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A solid porter that I go back to every now and then. A solid black pour with a huge brown creamy cap. Aroma has some smoky notes in it. coffee, vanilla, sugar, and floral hops. Flavour is solid and well balanced with dark fruit tones joining the coffee flavours as a balance.

  • GPILAFAS 266 reviews
    rated 4.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Deep dark brown (nearly black) pour with a medium sized tan head which disappeared quickly. Minimal lace on the glass. Aroma was nutty with some bananas and coffee. Great coffee taste with a silky smooth finish. Excellent beer.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Haven’t had anything new from Bells in awhile, so this one is poured with anticipation. A chocolate colored beer with a big frothy textured light tan head rising above. Some hang time, settling into splotches of film aside the glass and a thick soapy ringlet. So far so good. The nose is roasted/smokey chocolate/malt. Light but discernable. The tasting is stronger, Semi sweet chocolate, bitter coffee and roasted malt all in a light-medium porter style body. Bells delivers on this one!

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours black, no head. Aroma is kind of stinky. Mouthfeel is watery. Flavor is expected coffee and chocolate, albeit a bit watery. All in all OK, but nothing special.

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Exceptional black color with ruby highlights at a bare minimum around the edges. Decent tan head which was more that adequate, but didn't quite have the retention I was hoping for. Still way above average in appearance. Dark malt, coffee and a fragranc of fresh rye bread. Tad bit of a roasted walnut coming through in the nose also. Smells pretty good. A bit of chocolate to round out the smell. Roasted coffee with chocolate smatterings to bring around a small amount of sweetness with the taste. The dry breadiness is an appealing taste. A fraction of alcohol warmth comes in the aftertaste. Small amount of bitterness is welcome. Medium mouthfeel. Very dry, smooth and mostly creamy. Definitely covers the palate well. I think this is a very, very solid Porter. I like it. Warming and inviting. Porters are quickly becoming a favorite type of brew and this is one I will have to revert back to on occasion.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Form pfoxyjohn's cooler in the Barrrn: pours a brwon black with a medium initial head and some tight lacing. Aromas of cocoa powder, roasted malts, slight coffee. Taste is extremely smooth with a chocolate and java roasted malt flavor and an easy but lightly lingering finish. Most excellent porter; Big thanks to John for letting me steal this one from the stock.

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