Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by StonedTrippin:
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
an extremely pleasurable beer, rather heavy on the coffee. don't be subtle, go for it! the one pours real dark, but looks more like good rootbeer when held to a sunny window. the head is an inch tall, but fades to a thin film in about a minute. plenty of yeast particles settled out on the bottom of my glass. the nose is bitter acidic coffee and burnt barley, super robust. almost like a pot of cold coffee a few hours old, and there is a slight smoke character too. the flavor is balanced coffee until the finish, when its flavors and its acidity take over. normally I don't like acidity in coffee beers, but in this one it provides a nice contrast to the big pillowy soft body and rolling carbonation, its needed. the alcohol is maybe a little higher than it needs to be, burns slightly with the coffee, but this is your hangover maker and killer in one bottle, probably better as a first beer than a last beer in a session. another solid bells brew by all counts.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2013 23:16:01 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.83/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 9/10/12 enjoyed 3/6/14
A- Black and clear. Very dark. Light hardly penetrates but leaves a red hue when it does. Tons of sediment swirl around the glass when agitated. A caramel colored one finger head leaves a light cap. lacing is abundant.
S- Roasted malts with a hop bitterness. Coffee behind.
T- Well the taste of this brew is it's best attribute. Bittersweet malt/hop feel with a coffee backbone. Good not wonderful. A little hollow. Also nutty.
M- Med-heavy bodied. Creamy and smooth. This brews new best attribute.
O- The further along I go the more I like it. Possibly due to temp but I allowed it to warm up a bit from the breezeway. This is good but in direct comparison to Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout it is a close second. Sure don't hate it!
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 01:37:18 | More by Emnmarko
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,181 ratings.