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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,423 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,423
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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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Voom!" That's what my bottle did after opening. About 1/4 of it exploded out of the top....lots and lots of brown foam.

Appearance: Poured a very, very dark brownish-black in color. Nearly opaque. Thick and creamy brown head foams up nicely, lasts forever, and does a decent job of coating the glass.

Smell: Whoo-doggies! Fresh roasted coffee mixed with some bittersweet chocolate and roasted nuts. Nothing like some bottled Starbuck's to liven things up. Some smoky malt lies in the background. Excellent.

Taste: Nice and dry on the flavor. The coffee flavor really comes through. Not overpowering, this flavor is mixed nicely with the chocolate and toasted nut flavor. Wonderfully-blended. Finishes on the slightly dry and bitter side. Kind of like how fresh black coffee would finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full in the body. Nice dose of creamy smoothness on the palate.

Drinkability: Very. I really liked this combination of flavors. Reminds of the Mocha Java Stout from Z Street Brewing that I had at the AOBF in May. Excellent finish. Alcohol is barely noted. Short aftertaste leaves you reaching for more. Very well-done. I'd love to try this on cask. Bell's deliver again.

Big thanks to Winomark for this one!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2003 03:47:59 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,423 ratings.