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

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2,849 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,849
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Old Toad, in Rochester, NY.

Pours a thick dark black. 2 inch almost as dark head, with good lacing down the glass.

Smells like roasted, almost burnt coffee.

Tastes include roasty coffee, used coffee grounds, earthy coffee flavors, espresso- you get the idea. This is insanely coffee forward. Some of the coffee flavors aren't entirely to my liking, but it's done well. Very bitter coffee flavor. Some milk chocolate rounds things out a little bit.

Full, creamy mouthfeel- low carbonation. This could be ok on nitro, might smooth out the acridity of the burnt coffee beans I'm tasting.

An extreme coffee stout in my eyes, needs some more flavors to balance it out.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Going through my notebook and adding reviews that need to be added. Review taken Winter of 2012.

12 oz brown bottle with Bell's style labeling and artwork. I guess it's Mr. Java dancing around. I'm not sure. Good looking display nonetheless. Poured this into a Bell's pint glass.

A - black colored stout with dark brown cutting the corners. Head pours nice but quickly settles into a fairly thin ring of lace leaving just a touch of stick.

S - whoa.. I've only just started to enjoy coffee over the last few years, so idk much about it, but I swear this thing smells just like freshly ground black coffee beans. Big roasted malt blends well with the massive whiff of coffee bean.

T - fresh black coffee beans, roasted malts, semi sweet mocha and a whole lotta java coffee notes. This is for those of you who love coffee flavored stouts. It's really the most coffee tasting stout I've ever had. With a bitter finish.

M - pretty good thickness. Not as Bell's thick as some stuff I've had from them, but still a pretty good texture. It's coffee flavors coat the mouth with hints of roasty malt notes to sort of balance the overall flavor out. If you like coffee this brew was made just for you.

O - coffee beers aren't really my thing. I love a few of them, but this thing is what it says. It has a crazy amount of Java character and is more coffee flavored than stout flavored. Still a very well crafted stout that I'm certain a lot of people would enjoy. Definitely one that can be broke out during a big breakfast on a cold winter morning.

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,849 ratings.