Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by rudzud:
4.03/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Received in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a nice deep rich brown nearly black hue with a one finger mocha head that fades to leave light lacing and a nice bubbly cloud.
S - Aromas explode with coffee here, nice and dark roast and black. There is actually so much coffee that it really overpowers everything else in this beer. Not too complex, though it is definitely in your face coffee.
T - Taste, like the nose, is a bit one sided. TONS of coffee, nice malty char, super faint chocolate. For the most part this delivers as a coffee stout, as the coffee shows up strong and potent. Tasty, but one dimensional.
M - Mouthfeel is pretty nice. Would like it to be a bit smoother but the alcohol is hidden nicely.
O - Overall, a tasty beer but a bit one dimensional. Still, it delivers on what it promises.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2013 01:05:39 | More by rudzud
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at The Barleycorn Asheville. Served in a pint glass.
A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheer sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass.
S- Mocha, caramel and burnt sugar is what most of the aroma is comprised of.
T- Iced black coffee with moderate sweetness. Also some chocolate and vanilla. Lingering bitter dark roast. Also some hop bitterness in there. Raisin aftertaste.
M- Nice and creamy with a thick viscosity. Medium-low carbonation and a full body.
O- I like this quite a bit better on-tap than out of the bottle. Not one of the best coffee stouts out there but it's worth going for if you've got a hankering for coffee and it's the only one on the list.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2014 16:57:35 | More by Immortale25
4.38/5 rDev +11.5%
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
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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