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

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2,797 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,797
Reviews: 1,079
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 150
Gots: 262 | 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

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Another treat Kevin hooked up! Poured from bottle to a pint glass the beer is dark black with brown edges in the light with a decent 1 finger mocha colored head has decent retention and lacing. The nose is coffee dominated. Behind the coffee is roasted malt, baker's chocolate, and just enough alcohol warmth to remind you this is an Imperial. Similarly the flavor is dominated by coffee from start to finish. The roast, chocolate, and mild bitterness play 2nd fiddle but also provide a nice flavor. Full bodied and well carbonated. Finishes dry with a lingering coffee flavor. Overall, this was a treat. A bit too aggressive with the coffee, in my opinion, but still good!

Photo of TheDinger
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into snifter at a good temp. Very nice looking beer. Rich deep brown pour with a nice 2+ finger mocca head. Adequate spotting and decent lacing throughout. Head faded pretty quick. Nose is huge coffee upfront and a hint of burnt toast/malts on the finish. A bit of a stale old coffee smell which was distracting. Taste follows the nose with that heavy coffee punch initially and then fading to some butterscotch and dark fruits. Not a huge fan of the big coffee stouts, but this was not too over the top. Burnt taste on the end. Decent hop/malt mix. Feel was nice and creamy. Not too thick, but plenty enough carbonation to get at the tongue. Overall- A nice take on the java/coffee stout style. A little too much burnt/stale coffee for me, but not a bad beer. Would hit another again. A little dry toward the end-

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The creamy chestnut head is short and quick. The stout is dark as coal with a thick viscous film that washes away slight lacing from the Dogfish Head snifter.

Strong roasted coffee dominates the aroma, allowing notes of chocolate syrup and rich coffee ice cream. However, warmth brings out some ash.

Dark roasted malt with black coffee follows the nose. This one lacks sweetness but definitely has moments of chocolate malt ball as it warms. The finish has a modest bitterness.

A full body, dry, with soft carbonation and a texture similar to cotton jersey. The alcohol is lighter than anticipated.

Enjoyable with soft pretzels and would likely go well with Buffalo Wings.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Photo of Arborescence
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black. Pours a massive, dense & creamy head with a hint of brown.

Aroma: Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, malt. Little bit of hoppy bitterness too.

Taste: Bitter coffee, espresso, dark chocolate, and burnt toast. Robust and strong, but surprisingly smooth. Some bitterness in the aftertaste, but it's mixed with chocolate sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Rich and creamy, medium to full bodied.

Overall: Great coffee stout, very smooth and drinkable, but has a lot of depth too. A little bit different from the usual offering with added bitterness -- good use of coffee here.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

12 oz. bottle hand-carried back from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor DC, enjoyed in Barley Brown's shaker pint glass on Tax Day 2012.

One finger slow rising medium brown head, fairly slow dissipation with some lacing over opaque dark brown body, no visible rising carbonation. Big ass coffee hit in the nose, dark roast Sumatra with some Peaberry undertones, chocolate subsumed with a bit of citrus hops far in the background. Taste is coffee up front, big ass dose, faint cocoa nibs in background, some citrus but pushed far back into background. Mouthfeel a bit on the light side of medium, surprisingly light, good effervescence leading to bitter coffee-forward finish, Java the Hut. This isn't one of Pint Please favorite beers, but as far as coffee stouts go, this is pretty damn good.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip.
Bottled 11/16/2011

A- Jet black pour with a finger width tan head. Lacing is good.

A- Straight up black coffee and dry stout. No sugar, no chocolate just a coffee bomb.

T-Massive coffee and brown sugar. Bitter dark chocolate and a nice vanilla. The coffee is dark and super toasty.

M- Medium to full bodied. Creamy with a touch of carbonation.

I- I think it's really hard to mess up a coffee stout. This one has been mastered. The feel alone is heavenly.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,797 ratings.