Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by ScottS:
4.6/5 rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
As this comes out of the bottle it looks thick and dark. The head is a nice dark tan color and is surprisingly stable for a beer with coffee in it. The aroma is all coffee, good coffee. The coffee is from water street coffee roasters across the street the eccentric cafe and I've heard that it is a custom mix of italian and french roast coffee.
The mouthfeel is nice and thick. The flavor is mostly coffee and some fruity esthers from fermentation. In the background there are the typical stout flavors that keep this from being too off the wall. If you are a stout or a coffee fan this is one that is definately worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2005 23:50:09 | More by ScottS
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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 2,261 ratings.