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

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,247 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:
3,247
Reviews:
1,152
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
181
Gots:
442
For Trade:
12
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Photo of Slarson7
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHEAD1522
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of mwvman
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patriciag90
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drinksonme616
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zkoehn
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ferretferret
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Coffee, coffee, coffee, and more coffee! Not to understate the richness or complexity of the roast as a whole, but, wow! I feel like I should ask what the caffeine content might be.

Imagine one of your favorite stouts or porters. Now, mix it with the coffee from your favorite local coffee shop. Scorched caramel, espresso notes, and, well... Coffee!

99 cents per single on sale at Whole Foods. It would probably be worth the $15.00 for a 6-pack other people seem to be paying; at this price, though, I stocked up!

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Photo of Dankacheese
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of smcel371
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UnholyDemon8
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks like a stout. Not super thick but pours a nice color

Smells and tastes strongly of coffee

Goes down smooth and is incredibly flavorful for a coffee stout. Not entirely sure if its worth the 15 bucks per six pack though

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Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmann
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cola like brown color with a light brown head that quickly settles into a ring around the glass.

The aroma is of cold brewed coffee with semi sweet chocolate notes. Some cocoa and caramel.

The taste is of a moderate roast coffee with pretty big cocoa flavor. A bit of a sour cherry thing going on. Toasted pumpernickel and scorched caramel from the base stout. Some ashy bitterness.

The bed is well bodied with fizzy carbonation. Sweet start but finishes with an earthy bitterness.

A flavorful stout. I feel like I get more chocolate notes than I do coffee though.

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Photo of Timc32
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into Spiegelau Stout Glass. Bottled October 10th 2016.

L: Very dark brown, faint ruby edges. Half-finger beige head that doesn't stick around for very long.

S: Tons of coffee, hints of chocolate and cocoa as well, some molasses.

T: Coffee mellows out in the flavor but is still very present, the chocolate shines through better here. Let's see what happens as this warms a bit.

F: Medium body, low carbonation, dry finish.

O: Not Bell's best offer, a good beer definitely but I was slightly disappointed with this one.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.96 out of 5 based on 3,247 ratings.
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