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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,463 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,463
Reviews: 1,050
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 131
Gots: 175 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-11-2001)
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athouve1

North Dakota

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-19-2011 17:37:41 | More by athouve1
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

11-19-2011 03:11:40 | More by DoctorB2B
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wolfeman007

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

11-19-2011 02:51:07 | More by wolfeman007
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

11-19-2011 00:55:27 | More by bacher468
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

11-18-2011 22:08:16 | More by Gatordaddy
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Orchids

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-18-2011 20:31:04 | More by Orchids
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

11-18-2011 19:56:34 | More by Brew33
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-18-2011 16:36:44 | More by mgbickel
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wingedeel

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%

11-18-2011 11:19:52 | More by wingedeel
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

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.

11-18-2011 05:41:14 | More by jegross2
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

11-18-2011 03:10:25 | More by dorianmarley
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joek440

District of Columbia

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

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!

11-17-2011 19:03:57 | More by joek440
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2011 08:51:35 | More by Texasfan549
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2011 06:51:01 | More by adamant1912
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pest

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2011 04:48:05 | More by pest
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jsulko

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

Bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a very dark black with a slightly brown/off white head

Smell is completely dominated by the coffee, little else comes through

Taste is very coffee centric with the coffee heavy in the finish and aftertaste as well

If coffee is your thing this is a good stout. I prefer something like Founder's Breakfast as a more balanced coffee flavor

11-17-2011 04:19:14 | More by jsulko
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mcorwin

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2011 03:54:53 | More by mcorwin
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2011 03:06:41 | More by tclapper
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2011 02:13:37 | More by MacStinson
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2011 01:50:28 | More by HopStoopid120
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award0705

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-17-2011 00:39:08 | More by award0705
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horrorspecialty

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

11-16-2011 21:11:37 | More by horrorspecialty
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bastu

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2%

11-16-2011 20:01:12 | More by bastu
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-16-2011 12:57:43 | More by FreshmanPour77
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mater

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-16-2011 12:55:52 | More by mater
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,463 ratings.