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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,433 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,433
Reviews: 1,048
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 130
Gots: 170 | FT: 12
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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kinger

Ohio

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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12oz bottle
2013

A- Near black, light moca colored head about 1 finger high. Light lacing, visable bubbles up the sides.

S- Heavy coffee up front, some malts, bread, muted chocolates.

T- Coffee, malts, some chocolate, strong coffee finish with a bitter acidy finish

M- Medium, slick, decent.

O- like the smell, taste was somewhat of a let down, didn't care for the bitter acid like finish. Coming from one of my favorite brewerys this was a disappointment. Maybe it sat to long in my beer celler, will get a fresher one and re-review at some point.

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,433 ratings.