Monday, October 30, 2006

Review: Bell's Porter

Here's my second review of a Bell's brew. This beer ranks as one of my all-time favorites. Dewey's often has Bell's Porter on tap for their winter seasonal.

[ed note: had a chance to try this on cask recently. See my write-up from 2009]

Brewery: Bell's Brewery
Brewery Location: Southwest Michigan
Bell's Porter
BJCP Style:
12B. Robust Porter

A: When poured into my imperial pint glass, nearly 2 inches of creamy, tan head crowned this black, opaque brew.

S: Roasty, with chocolate malt and hints of raisin.

T: Roast upfront, but sharpness is not overpowering. Coffee and chocolate flavors throughout; slickness on tongue. Moderate bitterness with a dry finish.

M: Creamy, full.

D: Very drinkable--this is my favorite example of the style and my favorite Bell's beer thus far. Equally good in the bottle or on tap. A well-balanced beer with lots of complex flavors.

Most BA reviewers agree with me.

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1 comment:

Kyle said...