Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by beerinator:
4.33/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: A think black stew of darkness enshrouds the inside of the glass, covered by a tannish head with great retention. Even when held up to the light all you can see is black.
Aroma: Roasted beans. This beer smells of burned, charred things that were allowed to burn until there was very little left. There are twinges of sourness in the aroma.
Taste: The mouthfeel is very solid, the beer is slightly slick on the tongue. The apparent taste of coffee is strong with this one. You can almost imagine the grittyness of the ground beans in the taste. The upfront taste is strongly sharp and roasty. There is a little bit of sourness in the taste, but it's seems just right for the flavors of roast. The finish isn't too dry, there seems to be a bit of heft to the mouthfeel. The bitterness from the char lingers on the tongue for a little, reminding you of your last sip.
Notes: Drinkable, but not for the non-coffee drinker. I've had this one when it was colder and the flavors weren't as noticeable. Drink this one after it's had a chance to warm up from the fridge if you would like the full coffee flavors.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2005 13:37:59 | More by beerinator
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
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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