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

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very good

2,840 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,840
Reviews: 1,092
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 156
Gots: 281 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-11-2001

Java Stout uses a custom blend of coffee beans, roasted locally for us by Water Street Coffee Joint, to generate its intense flavor. Possessing an unmistakable aromatic punch, Java Stout has long been one of our most popular stouts.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

batch 10671. no aging this thing. Poured into a Bell's tulip.

pours like a black hole with a semi-thick tan head.

Lots, lots, lots of coffee in the nose with a semi-sweet malt smell.

Well, theres no cherades here--Very bitter, dark, roasted coffee. Very roasted coffee. The taste is like an explosion of espresso roast coffee (or just espresso for that matter). So much coffee it feels bitter. Carbonation is prickly, tingling the tongue while the coffee assaults.

Thick body with an aftertaste of bitter coffee.

Its called Java for a reason.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours darkest of browns with a single-finger creamy tan head that leaves a bit of lacing on the way down.

S: Aromas of wet, ground espresso beans, sweet milky malts.

T: Flavors of sweet chocolate malts, roasted malts, and toasted espresso coffee beans. A fair balance of sweet and roasted malts most of the way with a dry, roasted bitterness lingering on the finish.

M: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, fairly creamy.

D: Tasty stout with a nice dry, bitter coffee kick. Could have a few of these.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A - jet black with a nice finger khaki head. A thin khaki ring remains with a touch of lacing.

S - Fresh roasted coffee, coffee grounds. A hint of vanilla.

T - Upon first tasting, my mouth is plastered with semi bitter coffee. The coffee is nice and roasty and has very low acidity - if you're a starbucks super acidic whore, you may be wanting more from the coffee. The finish has a touch of cocoa, vanilla, oats and a slight bitter.

M - The body of this beer with the carbonation is perfect. Tiny bubbles, so you have that nice creaminess with a fantastic, medium and not overpowering mouthfeel.

D - Because there is so much coffee slammed into this beer, it leaves your mouth a little dry and overwhelms the palate, so I'm good after one bottle.

This is one of those beers that is so full of coffee, I'm sure has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee , so drink it for breakfast, kids!

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another treat Kevin hooked up! Poured from bottle to a pint glass the beer is dark black with brown edges in the light with a decent 1 finger mocha colored head has decent retention and lacing. The nose is coffee dominated. Behind the coffee is roasted malt, baker's chocolate, and just enough alcohol warmth to remind you this is an Imperial. Similarly the flavor is dominated by coffee from start to finish. The roast, chocolate, and mild bitterness play 2nd fiddle but also provide a nice flavor. Full bodied and well carbonated. Finishes dry with a lingering coffee flavor. Overall, this was a treat. A bit too aggressive with the coffee, in my opinion, but still good!

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,840 ratings.