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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Almost pitch black with a tiny bit of red around the edges and half a finger of khaki head. The nose is a bouquet of coffee shop aromas including coffee beans, vanilla, chocolate, cream, and roasted grains and malts. Coffee comes through big on the taste with a bitterness that is attenuated by a sweetness from unfermented sugars. I also get some milk chocolate and a nutty character. Feels nice and creamy on the palate.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

General: I got this in a bottle trade with a friend a while back. It has been relaxing in the fridge for a couple of weeks now. I poured this into a bottle logic lab glass for the tasting.

Appearance: Great dark black color with a tan to light brown head. the head is fairly persistent and has great lacing.

Aroma: big coffee aroma but there are nuances in here like chocolate and vanilla that are really nice. Great malty aroma too

Mouthfeel: The body on this beer is thick and creamy. There is a drying bitterness to this beer also that's really nice. The carbonation is moderate to moderately high.

Taste: Flavor lets me down a little bit. It's not a nice smooth coffee and malt flavor, there is a strange bitter twinge to it, most likely from the coffee. It's good, but not one of my favorite chocolate stouts.

Overall: This is a good stout for breakfast on a brew day or on a golf course. It's not something to grab every day. There are better coffee stouts out there, this one is just OK.

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 3,256 ratings
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