Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.43/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A - Pitch black with a quarter inch beige head that dissipates quickly, leaving minimal lacing.
S - Diacetyl/buttery notes with a hint of coffee, sugar and alcohol. Smells very similar to that of irish coffee.
T - Slightly roasty malts combined with a moderate buttery flavor. Stale coffee emerges on the end and carries into a lingering coffee/earthy hop bitterness. The alcohol is well-hidden by the coffee and bittering hops.
M - Moderate to low body for a stout with a dry finish. Appropriate carbonation.
O - I was expecting more from this beer. I felt the flavor was lacking for a coffee stout. It could have used a more intense roastiness and although the coffee smells and flavors were definitely there, I would have preferred a fresher taste. Instead I felt as if I was drinking a cold, watered down irish coffee. I will not seek out this beer again.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2011 03:31:51 | More by FattyJLE
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