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

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Bell's Java StoutBell's Java Stout

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by kbub6f on 12-11-2001

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12oz bottle in pint glass

this one pours black with one finger of dark head. it smells sweet, creamy and coffee like. it has a creamy medium body. the coffee taste is not very strong, although the flavor is more sharp, like black coffee. there is a nice roastiness as it warms and opens up. the aftertaste is like fresh raw coffee beans. well balanced and drinkable.

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Pours into a pint glass a deep black that only lets a bit of light through around the edges. One finger head has decent retention, and leaves behind a bit of lacing.

Aroma is coffee, coffee, coffee. This seriously smells like a cold cup of coffee, that has a touch of sugar and a bit of cream added. Only a hint of malt caramel notes break through the coffee aromas, but the hops are nowhere to be found.

Flavor is again pure coffee. All that you can taste of the double stout is a touch of sweet crystal malts up front. Other than that, it's pure coffee. Not espresso here, but a nice dark french roast. Very smooth and well balanced. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, and moderately heavy. Drinkability is great... the 7.5% is deceiving.

Another fantastic stout from Bell's. You've got to be a coffee drinker to like this one though....

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.96 out of 5 based on 3,248 ratings.
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