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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,850 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,850
Reviews: 1,094
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 157
Gots: 284 | 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: 2,850 | Reviews: 1,094 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of matt23j
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big coffee aroma and flavor. Nice thick texture. Good stuff.

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rack0flamb
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reptile3141
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMCimpi
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vma
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hurkie70
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Catracho5
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a Bell's shaker pint

A: Black, nice mocha head, dissipated pretty quick, not a lot of carbonation, little lacing, looks good.

A: Right up front, fresh ground coffee aromas, some slight chocolate malt aromas, mostly coffee, not picking up any alcohol on the nose.

T: Fresh ground coffee bitterness up front, bitter chocolate, like a dark cocoa flavor, very dry finish, some alcohol on the back end, love it, taste great.

M: On the thin side, comes off like a cold cup of coffee, dry finish, not creamy smooth, good none the less.

O: I really like coffee stouts and this one is great. I have had better, it's a little high on the bitterness, but still really good for my taste. I like it to have a more creamy mouthfeel but overall this is good. This could be a regular in the short winters we have in CA. If you like coffee stouts, this is definitely worth a try.

Photo of kornkid8600
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matthewwarner
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Poured from bottle "pkgd 09/11/14" into pint glass. Opaque, dark brown to black. Huge, coarse, tan head eventually reduces to nice lacing.

Strong roast malt and coffee predominate. Not sweet, no hops bite, thick and creamy without going overboard. Quite drinkable, although you probably wouldn't want to make a session of this.

Another excellent offering from Bell's.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark black body, but pours thin with an initially thick tan head rising to at least two finger's length.

Smell: Hardcore coffee and cream, also might I note before even tasting it it feels like it has cocoa automatically in it.

Taste: Strong mocha coffee feel, almost like a liquid dessert... not bitter at all in the realm of some other coffee stouts that I have had. Deep sugars and sweet molasses.

Mouth: Smooth and sticky, more like a syrup. Carbonation is medium at best...you would think it would be higher considering how thick the head as but let's not assume.

Overall: Good brew, and better served with dessert than dinner or better yet make this 12 oz. your dessert. Salud!

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black-brown, opaque, very little head, slight traces of lace.

S - Fairly quiet. What is there is roasted malt, in the form of toast (on the dark side), and a bit of ash. Coffee is way back in the mix...

T - ...until you get to the taste, where it is dialed forward. The coffee here is straight-ahead back, with a strong bitter bite. The malt softens things. By the close, the coffee drops back and you get hints of toast again.

M - Fairly thin for a stout, but very easy to tip back, with a soft close.

O - This is a stout made to drink, easy on the tongue, but not one to study. The elements are clear and present, and yep, coffee is at its core. Good. Very good.

Photo of hopspiller
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- 12oz. bottled on 16-Oct-14
- Poured into stemless wine glass on 25-Feb-15

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bigdoc91
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeGT
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had one of the best smells of any stout I've smelled. Unfortunately, the taste fell short. Tasted very thin.

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedvr
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a medium creamy head that lingers. Has a nice malt and coffee smell. Tastes of coffee with a little burnt chocolate in the background. Mildly carbonated but very well balanced. Overall, a nice stout that has a coffee lean to it, but is balanced.

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cokken
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,850 ratings.