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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,498 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,498
Reviews: 1,050
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 131
Gots: 184 | FT: 9
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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4/5  rDev +2%

barnzy78, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into Pint Glass, bottled 9-14-11

A. Black coffee color with half finger tan head, very dark.

S. Fine roasted coffee and sweet mocha espresso, very inviting.

T. Coffee with nice honey smoothness, charred espresso with a mild bitter finish.

M. On the thin side, but the rich taste balances it to a good feel.

O. Good coffee stout, but I prefer mine a little bolder in many aspects, but this is easy drinking compared to many.

Centennial, Nov 21, 2011
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cgrz, Nov 21, 2011
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wingedeel, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Java Stout from Bell's Brewery.
Score: 90

2011 bottle served in snifter

Appearance: Darkest of browns, no light can cut through this beer. Small tan head on pour, that dissipates a minutes later. 4/5

Smell: Black coffee, espresso and milk chocolate. 4/5

Taste: Tastes like roasted black coffee with hints of creamy milk chocolate. Delicious coffee breath finish. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Creamy medium body with very low carbonation. Finishes bitter. 4/5

Overall: This is a delicious coffee-forward stout that is incredibly drinkable. I do not particularly like coffee, but enjoyed this brew.

Recommendation: Fans of coffee flavors will love this one, whether they are a casual beer drinker or a beer geek.

Pairings: Almond biscotti or oatmeal cookies.

Cost: $15.99 for a six pack.

jegross2, Nov 18, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance is rich black with hints of brown. Very thick, tan head. Nice lacing.

Smells like roasted espresso beans, with a bit of sweet malt.

Taste is nutty, roasted coffee. A bit of sweet malt and smoke. Pleasant bitterness; hard to tell if it is the coffee or hops. Taste is pretty straightforward.

Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit creamy. Medium carbonation and a bit of acidity. As the beer warms, it becomes exceptionally drinkable; pillowy and clean.

Overall, it is a very good, straightforward, coffee stout.

dorianmarley, Nov 18, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours nearly black - dark espresso coloring - with thin layer of khaki head. Slowly dissipates to thin layer of bubbles

S - Powerful smell of coffee beans & espresso. Hints of roasted malt, nuttiness, and chocolate are hiding behind the strong coffee smell.

T - Tastes like an espresso with a hint of chocolate malt flavors. The coffee is by far the main flavor, just as advertised, with just enough malty and bitter flavors for some balance

M - Slick and oily residue. Heavier body with prickly carbonation

O - This is a nice combination of coffee and stout but a bit intense to drink on a regular basis. The coffee flavor really comes out well and it balances nicely with the malt. Would only recommend if you like coffee!

joek440, Nov 17, 2011
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pest, Nov 17, 2011
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,498 ratings.