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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,395 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,395
Reviews: 1,047
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 127
Gots: 172 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-11-2001)
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

06-08-2013 10:14:42 | More by peensteen
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zchops

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

04-15-2012 13:27:32 | More by zchops
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2011 06:51:01 | More by adamant1912
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

02-05-2012 20:04:12 | More by jfcaa193
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divineaudio

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tulip glass. bottled on 9/14/11.

a - pours black and forms a finger or so of light brown head that calms to a film pretty quick. leaves some nice long legs of lacing in my glass.

s - espresso with big dark chocolate notes, faint earthiness.

t - big roasted malt flavor with even bigger espresso notes. some dark chocolate comes through though not nearly as much as in the nose. a few faint notes of dark fruits (cherry maybe?) and no discernible hop character. finish is bitter like black coffee and hangs on the tongue a bit.

m - full bodied for sure but has enough carbonation to keep it in check. medium co2 profile, slight alcohol warming.

o - a solid beer overall and one of my favorites from bell's. drinkability is good for such a rich brew. not quite as smooth or refined as some of the better known coffee stouts out there, but still worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 06:00:52 | More by divineaudio
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vtfan77

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good morning! I figured today instead of my morning coffee I should go with my third Bell's stout.

A- Quite dark, almost black, with a decent tan head that actually sticks around for a while.

S- Fantastic marriage of coffee and roasted malt. Yes, coffee and stout are definitely meant to be together.

T- Begins with a sweet and tangy roasted malt hit. It's a bit sweeter than I expected, with the underlying malt giving the beer a wall of sweetness that backs the other flavors. The coffee flavor dominates the taste, far more so than other stouts which just use roasted malt to produce coffee-like flavors. The malt contributes other flavors, most notably bitter, unsweetened chocolate. The finish is fairly dry with a moderate bitterness, both from hops and roasted malt.

M- Smooth and almost a little syrupy. Medium-full body, a bit lacking in the carbonation department, but still nice.

D- Probably a one and done beer for me. I enjoyed the one I had, but it's a little too rich for me to want more. Plus, the alcohol is kind of high.

This was my first experience with a coffee stout, and it was certainly a pleasant one. I would definitely have this again, although I think the style could be done better. Now I'd like to try some of the really highly-rated coffee-infused stouts like Speedway and Breakfast (which, of course, I can't get here). I think this is a good starting point, though. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 16:03:44 | More by vtfan77
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sliks96

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

11-11-2012 03:00:48 | More by sliks96
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

11-26-2012 22:11:14 | More by BigTrubble
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jriggins6

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

02-11-2012 20:13:04 | More by jriggins6
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle hand-carried back from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor DC, enjoyed in Barley Brown's shaker pint glass on Tax Day 2012.

One finger slow rising medium brown head, fairly slow dissipation with some lacing over opaque dark brown body, no visible rising carbonation. Big ass coffee hit in the nose, dark roast Sumatra with some Peaberry undertones, chocolate subsumed with a bit of citrus hops far in the background. Taste is coffee up front, big ass dose, faint cocoa nibs in background, some citrus but pushed far back into background. Mouthfeel a bit on the light side of medium, surprisingly light, good effervescence leading to bitter coffee-forward finish, Java the Hut. This isn't one of Pint Please favorite beers, but as far as coffee stouts go, this is pretty damn good.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 02:48:59 | More by jdense
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BlastBeats

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

10-27-2013 23:23:02 | More by BlastBeats
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bdeast1

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2%

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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

03-23-2013 21:14:09 | More by Sparky44
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SDG1070

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

12-31-2012 02:13:27 | More by SDG1070
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greid

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

02-21-2012 02:36:41 | More by greid
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AmitC

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

03-30-2013 04:17:51 | More by AmitC
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%

12-03-2011 23:51:42 | More by ortie
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

10-31-2012 23:52:25 | More by derkfromwi
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patpbr

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark and very similar to a porter or coffee

S- Very similar to a cup of iced coffee

T- kind of like drinking a stout or porter and coffee at the same time

M-The mouthful is light almost a foamy feel

Its a good beer if you like coffee. Interesting brew only had one other of this style and do believe I would buy one again

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 22:48:41 | More by patpbr
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

11-21-2013 02:35:59 | More by SaxmanRick
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2%

05-09-2013 23:39:08 | More by Arsenal0328
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hoppymeal

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a good size, creamy light brown head. Strong smell of roasted coffee beans and a dry smokiness. Most of the sweetness from the malts gets lost in the coffee aroma, however, there is a little chocolate and also a little black licorice sweetness, not overly anise flavored but just a hint. Taste is a tangy milky sweetness up front with a dry, slightly bitter roasted coffee finish. A little acidic-ness/sourness in the coffee aftertaste as well. Medium bodied and creamy, alcohol is hidden completely. Very good breakfast style stout, the coffee flavors and aromas come through well, I'm not sure I could do more than two or three of these before the coffee taste would wear on my palette, not to mention the alcohol content, but a very nice treat.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2006 22:36:19 | More by hoppymeal
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

11-14-2011 17:02:21 | More by sbricker
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jeffwright

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

02-14-2014 01:29:02 | More by jeffwright
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

12-15-2012 00:50:29 | More by Giantspace
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,395 ratings.