The first beer review of 2011 is going to be Bell's Porter, from Bell's Brewery Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI. As I carfully pour this Porter into my pint glass slowly I notice the aroma beginning to swirl up from my glass. Hints of sweet malt, and dark chocolate. This beer pours smooth and leaves about a one inch thick khaki color head.
|Again please forgive me! My wife took our camera to the Bahamas! Thanks to http://beerproject.blogspot.com/ for the pic!|
As I take my first taste of the midnight black beer, I notice a slightly 'thin' mouth feel. The taste however is exceptional. The malt flavor is king in this beer, along with tiny hints of chocolate and some smokey notes. Also, I swear I get a hint of raisin on the back end paired with a sweet black coffee flavor. The hop bitterness in this beer is nice, not over powering, it works wonderfully with the malt backbone of this porter.
Overall I think I may have found my go-to porter! Great everyday beer! I will give this beer a B+ rating. This beer can also be found at New Leaf Market in Tallahassee.
Disagree with my review? Please leave yours in the comments! Until next time!