Java Stout
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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From:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Stout
Ranked #142
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,112
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 11.17%
Reviews:
1,156
Ratings:
2,118
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 28, 2022
Added:
Dec 11, 2001
Wants:
  186
Gots:
  441
SCORE
88
Very Good
Java StoutJava Stout
Notes: 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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Rated: 3.96 by DarrellK from Florida

Nov 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Oct 04, 2022
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Rated by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not one of their best for my tastes but still very glad I tried it. Maybe a tad more malty than I like got me not rating as highly.
Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.01 by HardyA34 from Michigan

Feb 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by BillRoth from Maryland

Nov 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The pour is black, The aroma is of roasted malts & coffee. The taste carries along with what the nose had to offer along with a slight trace of baker's chocolate in there as well.. This is a pleasant drinking stout. I have not a Bell's stout to date that I was dissatisfied with. Cheers! A-
Sep 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by godawgs from Louisiana

May 02, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottled 10/24/15; drank 11/26/15 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE tan head; a frothy curtain of lace.

Mild habenero, roasted coffee bean & faint citrus notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Caramel & milk chocolate flavors up front; dry orange rind & faint pepper heat notes on the finish.

I wished this was more coffee forward, but found it enjoyable.
Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Feb 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jan 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.33 by npendres from Wisconsin

Jun 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From bottle at RBESG 2016 in Barcelona, Grand Tasting. Black colour, small tan head. Roasty aroma and flavour, distinct coffee notes, fairly dry. Better than average.
Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by eppie82 from Illinois

Apr 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.67 by TJsmither from Wisconsin

Feb 02, 2018
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From notes 3/12/13: My goodness this pours a very dark brown/black. The pour produces 2+ fingers of deep mocha, frothy, finely bubbled, lasting head that leaves a superb coating of sticky lace. Aroma is cold coffee grounds, roasted/lightly burned and dark malts, dark bittersweet chocolate, molasses, toffee, a hint of dark fruits and a faint hint of anise/licorice. Taste is strong black iced coffee, burnt dark bread, dark bitter chocolate, prune, fig, molasses, toffee and a little spice. Hop presence is best defined as a bitterness just after mid-sip through the aftertaste. The burned and very bitter (for a stout) character intensifies in the aftertaste. Intense coffee in both the nose and mouth. The aroma reminds me more of what arises from a coffee maker as you clean it than drinking coffee but this is not necessarily a negative attribute. Alcohol presence is well hidden. Mouthfeel is medium heavy bodied, silky smooth and creamy with more carbonation than is typical of the style.
Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.56 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.26 by Shantto from South Carolina

Dec 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Dec 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.86 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Nov 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by DarthVorador from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by wjbent from Florida

Sep 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Sep 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.48 by dcall384 from Indiana

Aug 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Aug 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by Slarson7 from Oklahoma

Jul 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jul 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by HopHEAD1522 from Michigan

Jul 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The appearance was a pitch black body, half finger white head that quickly dies and has some light trickling around the sides of the glass. The smell had dark roasted coffee beans, super light chocolate. The taste had some bittersweetness and combined very well through the previously mentioned flavors, bitter aftertaste, dry finish. The palate was about a medium, fairly sessionable, smooth, ABV wasn’t felt. Overall, I think this was a very well done for a coffee-forward American Stout.
Jun 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by mwvman from Indiana

Jun 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by Patriciag90 from Illinois

Jun 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Drinksonme616 from New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sweet toasty aroma. No hop aroma. Whip cream scent along with chocolate malt. Dark opaque, with a thin long lasting, tight small bubbly head. Roasty malt with slight hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied with a creamy feel to it. Finishes slightly dry with a creamy chocolate and coffee aftertaste.
May 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.36 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

May 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by axf4129 from Indiana

Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by soundaurora from Pennsylvania

Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Apr 30, 2017
Java Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 3274 ratings