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

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2,493 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,493
Reviews: 1,050
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 130
Gots: 182 | FT: 11
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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Photo of liamt07
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottle from Siciliano's, 12oz into a tulip. Batch 11468, bottled Sept 10, 2012.

Dark brown, almost black with about three fingers of light brown head. Dense and creamy retention, great lace. Nose of fresh roasted coffee beans, earthy and herbal. Taste has a whole load of roast and more coffee beans. Still some earth notes and chalk. Perhaps even some dark chocolate. Palate is lighter than I'd like, body is disappointingly thin although it appears to full up as it warms. Roast lingers for quite some time. Coffee quite prevalent here, does well for a straight up coffee stout.

liamt07, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

swimfire, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of nUgZ
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a black color with a half finger head and some lacing.

S: Coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts.

T: Very much like the smell with the addition of some hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. Watered down.

O: Way too thin and watered down to be very enjoyable. It's like drinking cold coffee. I won't be buying any more.

nUgZ, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

spycow, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

bob_d_j, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

jminch, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

psmith161, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

whendeathsleeps, Jan 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

stealth, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%

12oz bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass

Appearance- Very cola like in appearance with 3/4 inch kahki head that dissipates most of the way and leaves some very spotty lacing as it goes.

Smell- Plain and simple....Black Coffee

Taste- Pretty much like the nose, think burnt black iced coffee.

Mouthfeel- Drinks like an ice coffee, on the watery side for a stout.

Overall- I was disapointed with this as I had been wanting to try it for a while. Its a 1 trick pony in my book. Its all iced black coffee, that misses on any kind of balance. Now if drinking cold black coffee is your thing then you will love this!

BrownAleMale, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

let8it8grow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug.

A - Pours an inky black with a massive four-finger brown monster of a head. Head formed a marshmellowy clump as it started to die down. Epic lacing. Great looking beer.

S - Ok, not the most complex aroma in the world. Getting espresso and roasted grains with a hint of vanilla. But the aroma is rich and strong.

T - Delivers exactly whats advertised. The stout is bold and roasty with just a hint of chocolate sweetness, and the coffee is dark and robust with a hint of cream. I'd say this goes about 50/50 on stout versus coffee flavor. No hop presence detectable, and balancing bitterness is caused instead by burnt/charred nots. Not a lot of other things going on, but what else do you need?

M - Big full bodied chewiness. Nicely creamy. Spot-on lower end of medium carbonation. Dry finish. It all works.

O - Everything about this beer is big and bold, and this is simply one of the best coffee stouts I have ever had. Seemlessly blended and almost flawlessly presented. A must for coffee lovers.

TempeBeerMan, Jan 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

jeff1973, Jan 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Ivegotmule, Jan 10, 2013
Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 2,493 ratings.