Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.91/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a soft, velvety black color with a tan colored head that appears to get darker and darker as the beer continues. Head is big, fluffy, and lasts forever, however it leaves little lacing to speak of. Aroma is thick and can be noticed as soon as you pop the cap off of this one - concentrated with sweet and creamy coffee beans, roasted malts, and some deep, dark espresso at the tail end. Taste is more of the same; huge roasted malt body infused with roasted coffee. Starts off light, creamy, and sweet, then transitions into a darker, slightly bitter version of its former self. Toasted and roasty, up and down with some slight alcohol warmth hitting the very back of my tongue. Hints of black licorice become more and more prominent the more I drink. Hops don't make their appearance until the very end, but they are surely there; leafy and a bit ashy in character, they leave a nice trail of bitterness in the aftertaste that fades out with the sweetness in great harmony. Medium, silky body with an overall pretty low amount of carbonation.
I had this on tap at Bell's a while ago. The bottled version is not quite as good, but it's still a decent brew when all is said and done. Little pricey for what you're getting, though.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2012 12:37:48 | More by tectactoe
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Midnight black in appearance and what I would have a hard time calling a "head" dissipated faster than it foamed up.
Smells heavy on the coffee side, holy shit. A definite pleaser for any coffee fan.
Meh, not really impressed, not really let down, really just a meh coffee brew.
Overall, not totally impressed, but I'm glad I took the time to try it as it did go down pretty easy.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 21:48:17 | More by larryarms847
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,395 ratings.