Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by thelagerheads:
4.35/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I am not a fan of coffee and have only drunk about 5 or 6 cups my entire life. It's not that I don't like it mixed with milk and sugar but my reasoning is why drink something if you have to dilute it and change its whole nature(of course this doesn't apply to beer!!!). I'd much rather just drink a Pepsi (well now a Diet Pepsi). I don't mind it at as an additive or flavoring and thus my like for it in beer. This however is too much. Usually with coffee stouts there is a balance with chocolate and/or smokiness but this is overpowering smoky coffee to the extreme. Not a bad flavor at all just too much of it. Kind of like knocking knickers with a Starbucks expresso machine. Now that you've knocked it up you have to take care of your little java tar baby for the next 18 years. All right that's a bit dramatic...the next 18 seconds. ; )
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2006 04:52:06 | More by thelagerheads
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4.3/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The first Bells I've had was the Expedition Stout. I must say, that stout opened my eyes to this brewery, and I haven't been let down since, though I will say, the Expedition is the best thus far.
Look: Very little light can pass through. I just shined a bright flashlight through the opposite side of the glass and it turns only slightly red. A very dark stout.
Smell: Coffee right away. I'm not very sophisticated, so I don't smell much else. Just coffee.
Taste: Coffee. Probably one of the most up front coffee type stouts I've had. There is no mistake this stout is brewed with coffee. You won't think "is this brewed with coffee?" There is no question about it. I'm a big coffee drinker so I am very drawn to coffee stouts.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied at best. Maybe a little thinner feeling.
Overall: This is a very good stout. I would most definitely drink this again. I may buy it again if I see it. But I likely won't be on the hunt for it.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 00:20:19 | More by EvoRich
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,261 ratings.