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

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,242 Ratings
Bell's Java StoutBell's Java Stout
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,242
Reviews:
1,151
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
181
Gots:
441
For Trade:
12
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a very black color body with a 2' tan head that lays down quickly to a thin lace around the top. The smell is of coffee and dark chocolate malt.
The taste is chocolate and malt up front, followed by the coffee flavor. As it warms up the coffee becomes more balanced with the chocolate and the malt. the mouthfeel has a little heavyness to it and the mouthfeel is really good.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: poured black into a pint glass with a small dark tan head that was quick to fade to a collar
S: smells of coffee, bitter dark chocolate and roast malt
T: tastes of coffee, roasty malt, and dark chocolate. swallow is more coffee and roasted malt
M: medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: overall, pretty solid. drinks easy enough with good flavors and nothing offensive about it. good coffee flavor but probably a bit one sided

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.96 out of 5 based on 3,242 ratings.
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