Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pitch black body allows absolutely no light to pierce its walls. Light brown head fades to a ring rather quickly and leaves minimal lacing behind.
Exactly what you'd expect from a beer called "Java Stout." Bold, dark roasted coffee. A hint of malt and nuttiness, but the aroma is dominated by fragrant coffee.
Not to sound like a broken record here, BUT... this is exactly what you should expect (and get) from a beer with the word "Java" in its name. Fresh brewed, BOLD coffee. It's bitter, but not out of place for the style. A ight sweetness can be found on the tail-end. Dates can also be found as it warms. It's a bit boozy, but does not spoil the fun. If you are sipping slowly (and you should be), you get a pleasant, coffee-laden aftertaste.
For a stout, I found the body to be a bit disappointing. The medium body is a bit on the watery side and it's far from the smoothest stout out there. Carbonation is next to impossible to detect. Finish is a bit chewy and walks a fine line between dry and semi-sweet.
Another fantastic beer from the gang at Bell's Brewery! Puts most other coffee-infused beers to shame. Easy to drink (and enjoy). The price-tag might be a bit of a turnoff for some, but I promise that if you like coffee and beer (and you do), this is definitely worth making it rain in the checkout line.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 00:50:25 | More by alphagnome
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