Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Kendo:
3.8/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The six-pack was over $17 at Olivers in Albany. I justified paying that only because I split the sixer with a friend - his half being part of his Christmas gift. Otherwise I would've let this sit. Bottled on 10/24/13, consumed on 12/24/13 - just 2 hours before Christmas. . . .
A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is black, appears thick and syrupy at first, but a late-blooming head settles on top - nearly 2 fingers' worth of light chocolate brown foam, which leaves behind thick sheets of lace.
S: Coffee. Burnt coffee. Roasted coffee. Did I mention coffee?
T: Like the nose, it's big on the coffee. Also some chocolatey malt underneath, but it's hard to find under all that coffee. Finishes with a modest char/charcoal burnt ashiness. Lingering roasty bitterness.
M: Nice creaminess to the feel; call it medium to full-bodied in heft.
O: Too much coffee for me.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2013 03:16:37 | More by Kendo
More User Reviews:
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
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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