1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Java StoutBell's Java Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

2,263 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2263
Reviews: 1041
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-11-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,263 | Reviews: 1,041 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ChadQuest:
Photo of ChadQuest
ChadQuest

Illinois

1.65/5  rDev -58%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured absolutely black,with 1-1/2 finger head. looks kinda thin on swirl.

Smells like stale coffee,wet paper.

Tastes Like roasted malt,and watery coffee that was left on the burner for an hour. I mean, yea its a coffee stout and they got alot of the "Coffee" flavor in there, but it tastes like garbage folgers coffee brewed in a perkulator yesterday, and then stored in a cardboard box overnight....and now your drinking it.

Mouthfeel is thinner then most stouts, and much thinner then i like em at least, but not REALLY bad, A bit of carbination helps out, but can only do so much.

Flavor stays with you, but i wish it was creamier and thicker.Could try to drink more of these, but i have no desire to. I had to spread this sixer around between beers over a months time just to give it more chances...nope doesn't deliever, and gave a couple away, not to look forward to. Won't spend $15 on it again. would hesitate to take one if handed to me, but maybe would feel compassion and give it yet another chance, maybe next years batch.

I'm a coffee geek as much(or more) as a beer geek, and worked in the coffee industry, so maybe i'm a bit harsh on the coffee flavor, but then i think about how greatly made Peche Mortel is, and then its ok. I'd much rather have 2 Peche Mortels then a 6er of this. Seems like others like it more them i did, maybe drinking some of the worlds best coffee skews me. I can't stand crappy coffee, and it makes sense i can't stand beer that tastes like crappy coffee.

Time to go french press some ethiopian yirgacheffe, to remind myself what good coffee tastes like.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 05:13:17 | More by ChadQuest
More User Reviews:
Photo of Busker
Busker

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-20-2014 15:32:58 | More by Busker
Photo of cd_beer_disapear
cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-19-2014 14:08:35 | More by cd_beer_disapear
Photo of mvanwoerm
mvanwoerm

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-17-2014 02:12:33 | More by mvanwoerm
Photo of will_eye_e
will_eye_e

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-16-2014 15:04:29 | More by will_eye_e
Photo of EvoRich
EvoRich

Pennsylvania

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
Photo of jmbot4371
jmbot4371

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-14-2014 00:02:23 | More by jmbot4371
Photo of Bhoward0698
Bhoward0698

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-13-2014 18:54:37 | More by Bhoward0698
Photo of thatoneguymike
thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-13-2014 16:57:55 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of IndyHop-s
IndyHop-s

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-12-2014 19:36:08 | More by IndyHop-s
Photo of sunofneurot
sunofneurot

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-11-2014 22:48:42 | More by sunofneurot
Photo of John_Rendleman
John_Rendleman

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-10-2014 02:21:05 | More by John_Rendleman
Photo of Rion
Rion

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-09-2014 11:45:51 | More by Rion
Photo of Dirtinabottle
Dirtinabottle

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-09-2014 03:39:36 | More by Dirtinabottle
Photo of JohnathanColeman
JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-08-2014 00:18:47 | More by JohnathanColeman
Photo of StoutItOutLoud
StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-07-2014 23:07:40 | More by StoutItOutLoud
Photo of greenspointexas
greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-07-2014 23:07:24 | More by greenspointexas
Photo of ajb1050
ajb1050

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-07-2014 19:47:49 | More by ajb1050
Photo of jayneo74
jayneo74

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-07-2014 14:37:45 | More by jayneo74
Photo of DerekQXQX
DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-07-2014 11:40:06 | More by DerekQXQX
Photo of bismarksays
bismarksays

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-06-2014 20:34:08 | More by bismarksays
Photo of delgotit99
delgotit99

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-06-2014 20:00:50 | More by delgotit99
Photo of HereforBeer
HereforBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-06-2014 15:55:11 | More by HereforBeer
Photo of AndrewHeff
AndrewHeff

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-05-2014 23:03:38 | More by AndrewHeff
Photo of BodiesLexus
BodiesLexus

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-05-2014 21:44:49 | More by BodiesLexus
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,263 ratings.