Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Treyliff:
3.85/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- poured into a snifter-opaque black with a small foamy tan head with decent retention and some short lasting lace.
S- intense aromas of dark chocolate and ground coffee, some roasted grain with a bit of nuttiness and toffee.
T- the flavor isn't quite as demensional as the aromas. Bitter coffee dominates thee palate up front with hardly any sweetness until closer to the finish when some of the chocolate flavors start to come through. The coffee is so intense, it actually finishes a bit tart in the tongue. The finish sweet-yet-dry with a coffee linger that seems to last forever.
M-thick body with medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a foamy finish
O- this is one of the most coffee forward beers that I've tried. Unfortunately I think I overpowers some of the chocolaty roasted malt flavors. Still quite enjoyable and a must for those of you that like to drink your coffee dark roast and black. Coffee flavors are about as strong as a Sumatra coffee.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2013 02:57:45 | More by Treyliff
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.
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