Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Neehan:
4.08/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Jet-black pour with a chewy, caramel-colored head and small trace of lacing. The smell is dark, burnt roasted malts. Not surprisingly the smell and taste combine fresh ground coffee with roasted smoky nuts and dark chocolate. What makes it unique is the strength of the coffee flavoring as it does not hold back to have a strong, black coffee ground taste that begins with each sip and remains well after finishing. By being nit-picky I'll note that the mouthfeel could be a bit thicker. Considering just how dark this beer is in taste and substance the drinkability is quite good.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2007 00:14:53 | More by Neehan
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.
88 out of 100 based on 2,267 ratings.