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

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very good

2,666 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,666
Reviews: 1,064
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 145
Gots: 225 | FT: 11
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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Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Dated 9/11/2014. Poured into a Bell's snifter 11/16/2014.

A- Dark black body. One finger dark mocha head with good retention time. Just enough to appreciate, and just enough that it doesn't get into your way. Medium-thin collar remains after the head dissipates. Not much lacing to be found. [4]

S- Aroma of a freshly opened bag of unground coffee beans. Deep, smoky, roasty, acidic, but coarse in the sense that is slightly different from freshly ground coffee. Very coffee-forward stout with a bit of milk chocolate and roasted malt. Solid depth and intensity but I wouldn't mind a bit more of the base stout to be present in the nose. [3.75]

F- Like in the nose, there is an ungodly amount of rich coffee bean flavours. The balance is more apparent on the palate- nice roasted malt, milk chocolate, cocoa stand out quite a bit more on the palate which nicely balances out the coffee bean flavours- otherwise I might as well suck on coffee beans, right? Nice rich chocolate goodness in the middle with a mix of bitter black coffee and milky sweetness on the finish. [4]

M- Medium bodied with a nice substance to it. Smooth, just the right amount of carbonation to keep the flavours at the forefront, with a nice bittersweet finish, combining black coffee and milk to make for a nice Cafe Americano. [4]

O- Very nice coffee stout from Bell's. In my opinion, this is a very good coffee stout overall; it delivers very nicely on the coffee intensity with a proper roasted malt backbone to balance out the astringency of the coffee. A must-try for coffee drinking craft beer aficionados. [4.25]

Stevedore, Sunday at 07:30 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +8.2%

Levin0013, Yesterday at 11:09 AM
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4.24/5  rDev +8.2%

mattyrubes, Wednesday at 03:43 AM
Photo of gillagorilla
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter (13473 PCKGD 9/11/14 B)

A: Very dark, brown, pitch black in the center, but light bleeds through around the edges, unlike with Expedition. No collar or lacing or head.
S: This is a lot more black coffee than the Double Cream Stout. A bit of rubbing alcohol but a lot of roast.
T: A nice bit of hop bitterness in here with black coffee and creamer in the mix. This definitely is one of the better coffee stouts that I've had, especially for a non-RIS or double/imperial stout.
M: Smooth, silky and a bit creamy. Only a bit of carbonation felt on the swallow.
O: I wouldn't be surprised if they accidentally filled the Special Double Cream Stout in Java bottles and vice versa. Pairs well with M&M's. This is definitely the third best of their regular stouts. This will probably be my first and last breakfast stout.

Expedition/Black Note > Java > Special Double Cream/Kalamazoo > Cherry

gillagorilla, Tuesday at 11:05 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

SWChi, Monday at 02:04 AM
Photo of SomethingClever
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Chimay Chalice 2013 bottle

A: Dark coloring light head nice film on the top

S: coffee and earth some charr

T: it tastes like coffee then dirt which is odd but it has a dirt component to it then still coffee even with a year

M: medium bodied nothing amazing

O: it's just ok it's another one of those coffee stouts that fresh it just overwhelms with coffee then it's like oh you wanted a beer hmm nope just coffee.

SomethingClever, Monday at 12:09 AM
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4.3/5  rDev +9.7%

WiscoTerr, Sunday at 11:31 PM
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3.92/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

smi69, Sunday at 08:40 PM
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4/5  rDev +2%

Bottle from Maltitude. Pours dark black with brown head. Aroma of espresso, roasted malts, and chocolate. Taste is very strong of coffee and roasted malts. Like drinking warm, alcoholic coffee. Heavy bodied. Very good.

ttroha, Sunday at 05:21 AM
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3.96/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

einman, Nov 14, 2014
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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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