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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,393 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,393
Reviews: 1,047
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 127
Gots: 171 | FT: 13
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)
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DevilDogBeer

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4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This offering from Bell's is a superb combination of a distinct coffee note coupled with a rich dark stout. The initial pour was very smooth and did not churn or overhead in the glass. The head was chocolate brown and hung in there for the beer, though much thinner toward the end. The smell was a rich odor of dark coffee, roasted malts, and a slight alcohol nose. The taste was initially that of the roasted and dark malts but not overly sweet. The coffee flavor then came through and was very pleasant and not at all overpowering. The alcohol taste was noticeable on the back of the throat and a nice compliment to the deep, complex flavors of this brew. I really enjoyed this beer; I thought it was complex but well planned. Very enjoyable, not a session beer, but well worth enjoying any time!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2005 01:23:13 | More by DevilDogBeer
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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,393 ratings.