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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,884 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,884
Reviews: 1,099
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 157
Gots: 296 | 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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Ratings: 2,884 | Reviews: 1,099
Photo of Skyjmpr
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdown
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shanegatter
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Good chocolate coffee taste but has a subtle bitter aftertaste

Photo of TheBeard89
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Soloveitchik
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NoProblem
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexk100
4.66/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Flip88
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taby
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance - 4/5
Almost pitch black, except for some hints of red-brown around the edges of the glass. Light to medium brown head, about 1 finger.

Smell - 4/5
Very strong ground coffee smell, maybe some hints of chocolate and smoke. Some sweetness to the smell as well.

Taste - 4/5
A combination of coffee and smoke is the predominant flavor. The taste is fairly sweet. There are hints of hops, chocolate, and malts as well. Overall the taste is similar to Founder's Breakfast Stout, perhaps a little smokier though. The taste is nice overall, but I would have liked a little more complexity. Basically all you get is the smoky coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
In between medium and full-bodied. Moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly crisp, yet quite smooth, besides the carbonation bit.

Overall - 4/5
This is a good coffee beer, it's definitely in the same league as Founder's Breakfast Stout in my opinion. Would have to compare them side by side to say which I like better.

Photo of A-Sox
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davegray
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crowsnest
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not as good as I had hoped, I have had better coffee stouts. Also, the alcohol really comes through, which I do not care for.

Will not seek our or purchase again.

Photo of mobrado
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Truth in advertising here. The coffee aroma and flavor is HUGE, it's just not a very interesting or complex brew. A sticky-sweet aftertaste lingers. It's priced in line with Bell's Expedition Stout which makes it horrible value in comparison.

Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justincourts
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dominic4beer
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mta11c
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sankykid
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,884 ratings.