Bell's Java Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4/5 rDev +2%
This was had at the Sanctuary, served in a pint glass.
Appearance- The beer reached the table sporting a half-finger of mocha head. It degraded to a slight ring around the glass, but left some sheet lace there. The body is, well, coffee black.
Smell- The nose is loaded with coffee and char. Period. It has a big nose, and smells nice. If coffee and char is your type of nose.
Taste- Right off the bat some sweet mocha hits the palate, but then the roasted coffee starts to roll over the tongue in waves. The finish is full on roast, char, and some brown sugar. It would be nicer if that creamer quality was not bowled over so fast.
Mouth feel- The feel is medium to full with nice coating in the mouth. Only a little dry and the creaminess of the beer could be done a little better. Still good for a Bell's beer.
Overall- This stout certainly delivers with what is promised. It may even be a little too one-dimensional for me. Some of the better coffee stouts I have had included a little more coffee creamer and mocha.
Bell's says damn it all and just loads you up on coffee. It is worth a try if you enjoy some stout with your coffee.
11-22-2011 22:24:39 | More by Pintofbrown
4/5 rDev +2%
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.
11-21-2011 03:30:48 | More by Centennial
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,459 ratings.