Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by RoamingGnome:
4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into CBS snifter.
A) Black, with a nice finger of dark tan head. The head bubbles about for a bit before becoming a nice collar. A bit of lacing.
S) Nice coffee roast, like a fresh grind. There's a splash of cream and some light chocolate. Touch of hops.
T) Dark malt and just a little hops. There are good coffee flavors, with some mocha too. The 7.5% ABV is nowhere to be found.
M) Full bodied and lightly carbonated. Smooth and creamy, right for the style. Finish and aftertaste are a nice light roast.
O) Damn solid stout. I've really come to love this style. This is a notch below FBS for me, but overall quite good.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2012 00:38:40 | More by RoamingGnome
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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 2,263 ratings.