Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by AlexanderSelby:
3.35/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Almost black. Thin head, no lacing, with a yummy mocha color. Smells of coffee but dark roasted malt is in there too, separate from the roasted beans. Tastes super robust, bitter, roasty, and a touch of sweetness and booze hit you on the back end. There's a whole lot of brewed coffee, but also a lot of the bean. It tastes a lot like those chocolate covered espresso beans, actually. That woody, acrid taste is right in there. The malts play around with the idea of sweetness, but it never gets fully fleshed out.
To compare with coffee, this is an espresso shot straight up, not a caramel mocha-chino latte. There are a lot of intense flavors being thrown around which is fun, but quite trying. The bitter roastiness, the coffee, the sweetness, the booze, it's all there and dancing around in some crazed circus. Overall, a lot of fun for your palate, but not an everyday-er.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2011 00:03:19 | More by AlexanderSelby
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The first Bells I've had was the Expedition Stout. I must say, that stout opened my eyes to this brewery, and I haven't been let down since, though I will say, the Expedition is the best thus far.
Look: Very little light can pass through. I just shined a bright flashlight through the opposite side of the glass and it turns only slightly red. A very dark stout.
Smell: Coffee right away. I'm not very sophisticated, so I don't smell much else. Just coffee.
Taste: Coffee. Probably one of the most up front coffee type stouts I've had. There is no mistake this stout is brewed with coffee. You won't think "is this brewed with coffee?" There is no question about it. I'm a big coffee drinker so I am very drawn to coffee stouts.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied at best. Maybe a little thinner feeling.
Overall: This is a very good stout. I would most definitely drink this again. I may buy it again if I see it. But I likely won't be on the hunt for it.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 00:20:19 | More by EvoRich
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,262 ratings.