Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.28/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Talk about deja-vu, I tweaked an oatmeal stout recipe last year and brewed up a coffe stout that was extremely similar to this one. Choked down about half the batch and ended up dumping the rest, just too many coffee beans used. This one is much smoother and tastier, but still not to my expected liking. Aroma is intriguing, lots of ground coffee bean to the nose but with a decent amount of dark malt to make it enjoyable. Dark pour, head soon diminishes, and no lacing very sub-par for a stout. Thin mouthfeel even a touch watery, happens more often than I allow myself to admit w/ Bell's beers. Flavor is a solid blend of dark and roated malt with a ton of coffee, again just too much focus on the bean it really detracts from the decency of a good stout. I applaud the effort but not something I'd spend my cash on again.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2008 01:18:30 | More by kinger
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