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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,431 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,431
Reviews: 1,047
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 130
Gots: 169 | FT: 12
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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FernMaster

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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Bell's Java Stout caught my attention because of the colorful packaging and the crazy little dancing coffee mug dude on the label. Seriously, that thing is funny. Pouring and drinking this I'm very much reminded of Founder's Breakfast Stout.

The pour yielded very little head, even though I poured for maximum head. There was maybe a fingers worth of head that was a dark caramel color, that resided quickly. No lacing on the glass with this beer, sad face. The smell is of strong coffee notes, a bit of caramel and some chocolate - all in all a very nice smelling beer. Just for the smell alone I'm curious in letting this warm-up before I post the review, but I may just go back and update if it makes a noteworthy difference. This tastes so much like the Breakfast Stout, just lacking some of the punch and other ingredients. The coffee flavors are overtly noticeable, balanced well with a hint of caramel and chocolate and roasted malts round out the experience. It's such a balanced and great flavor that - like Founder's Breakfast Stout - I find hard to put down, I just enjoy constantly sipping this. I could very easily see myself buying more of this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 02:40:44 | More by FernMaster
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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,431 ratings.