Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by BamaBeerBuff:
4.08/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Looks great. A gigantic head of whipped dark chocolate mousse over the top of motor-oil espresso. Thick sticky lace and excellent retention.
S: Strong roasted coffee scent with a hint of charred malt and some bittersweet baker's chocolate. Earthy and deep. Harsher than a standard RIS nose, but not quite as explosive and lush.
T&M: Loads of over-roasted coffee, a twinge of coffee malt, and a finish that showcases a high dose of burnt black malt--an earthy, almost ashy like flavor. It's close to being over-the-top, but the line isn't crossed. Body is silky and big-ish. A smooth stout.
D: Maybe 2 or 3 tops, but the abv and body are very coffee-freak friendly. An excellent coffee stout (one of many).
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2010 02:51:42 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at The Barleycorn Asheville. Served in a pint glass.
A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheer sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass.
S- Mocha, caramel and burnt sugar is what most of the aroma is comprised of.
T- Iced black coffee with moderate sweetness. Also some chocolate and vanilla. Lingering bitter dark roast. Also some hop bitterness in there. Raisin aftertaste.
M- Nice and creamy with a thick viscosity. Medium-low carbonation and a full body.
O- I like this quite a bit better on-tap than out of the bottle. Not one of the best coffee stouts out there but it's worth going for if you've got a hankering for coffee and it's the only one on the list.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2014 16:57:35 | More by Immortale25
4.38/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pitch black body allows absolutely no light to pierce its walls. Light brown head fades to a ring rather quickly and leaves minimal lacing behind.
Exactly what you'd expect from a beer called "Java Stout." Bold, dark roasted coffee. A hint of malt and nuttiness, but the aroma is dominated by fragrant coffee.
Not to sound like a broken record here, BUT... this is exactly what you should expect (and get) from a beer with the word "Java" in its name. Fresh brewed, BOLD coffee. It's bitter, but not out of place for the style. A ight sweetness can be found on the tail-end. Dates can also be found as it warms. It's a bit boozy, but does not spoil the fun. If you are sipping slowly (and you should be), you get a pleasant, coffee-laden aftertaste.
For a stout, I found the body to be a bit disappointing. The medium body is a bit on the watery side and it's far from the smoothest stout out there. Carbonation is next to impossible to detect. Finish is a bit chewy and walks a fine line between dry and semi-sweet.
Another fantastic beer from the gang at Bell's Brewery! Puts most other coffee-infused beers to shame. Easy to drink (and enjoy). The price-tag might be a bit of a turnoff for some, but I promise that if you like coffee and beer (and you do), this is definitely worth making it rain in the checkout line.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 00:50:25 | More by alphagnome
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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