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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,849 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,849
Reviews: 1,094
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 157
Gots: 283 | 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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Photo of toothirsty
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MetalMistress
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrlafay
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kerry4porters
4.67/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of HopHead84
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ctbrewer227
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kotzbauerm
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of webweb2
3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of goblue2354
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J2A2
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tbone2131
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StrongRepublican
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

9/14 bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours dark and viscous with minimal traces of head or discernible carbonation. After pouring a very thin tan head forms but quickly fades. A slight collar is left behind and a small amount of lacing.
S: Baker's chocolate and medium-roast coffee aromas dominate with some hints of acidity and roasted barley.
T: Roasted barley and deep roasted coffee take the forefront, dark chocolate and black patent show some pretense,slight acidity/tannins from the coffee.
M: Full bodied and fairly viscous, well carbonated, but not overly done.
O: A bit too roast-forward for my taste, but definitely a drinkable coffee stout.

Photo of marty21
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Betajeff
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nawicks
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you prefer dark, strong coffee and dark, strong beer you will love this one. It's like drinking your favorite stout with the smell and reminiscent taste of a deliciously dark roasted coffee.

Photo of Redrover
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My thanks to my buddy Jim for leaving me a 4 of these at the cabin. 12 oz longneck poured into a standard pint, the beer is dark, dark brown or is it black? It has a thick chiffon like brown head.

Cold pressed coffee and roasted malts in the nose.

The taste is in interesting mishmash. At first it is coffee than some dark roasted malts, followed by something earthy, then something sweet that is almost like vanilla. I like this beer as it is true to its style and has some really nice facets.

The mouth is nice but for some reason, I wish it was thicker and more coating. This may be because I want the taste of the beer to linger.

Another great beer from Bells. I had two fantastic coffee stouts in the last week. This one and the Whole Hog Expresso Stout from Point. Well done!

Photo of rolltide8425
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmac093
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aprdck
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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