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Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Java StoutBell's Java Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,268 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2268
Reviews: 1041
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-11-2001)
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Reviews by emerge077:
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emerge077

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh batch #7768.

Pours black with tan foam, stays for a good half-hour.

Aroma of fresh-ground coffee beans, chocolate malt.

Medium acidic coffee bitterness, almost fruity and green. Rich and still approachable, a shade under Breakfast Stout and other "big" coffee stouts. Roasted malt in the middle, milld hop integrated with the coffee, bitter but not herbal or harsh. Fairly sweet, but mild with a residual caramel aspect.

Mouthfeel is ultra smooth, even carbonation that lasts. Very easy to have several in a sitting. My favorite session coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 02:40:29 | More by emerge077
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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,268 ratings.