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

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,246 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:
3,246
Reviews:
1,152
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
181
Gots:
441
For Trade:
12
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle picked up as a single

A - Pitch black, with some lacing left on top of the brew all the way down

S - Lots of dark roasted coffee beans. Burnt wheat. Wish there was a little sugary sweetness in the nose

T - Rich and creamy, coffee overwhelms, and some sweetness comes through.

M - Rich, thick, full bodied, etc

O - A very good coffee stout, but was hoping for even more from Bells, probably the best craft brewer out there. It has grown on me as I work my way through it...

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

an extremely pleasurable beer, rather heavy on the coffee. don't be subtle, go for it! the one pours real dark, but looks more like good rootbeer when held to a sunny window. the head is an inch tall, but fades to a thin film in about a minute. plenty of yeast particles settled out on the bottom of my glass. the nose is bitter acidic coffee and burnt barley, super robust. almost like a pot of cold coffee a few hours old, and there is a slight smoke character too. the flavor is balanced coffee until the finish, when its flavors and its acidity take over. normally I don't like acidity in coffee beers, but in this one it provides a nice contrast to the big pillowy soft body and rolling carbonation, its needed. the alcohol is maybe a little higher than it needs to be, burns slightly with the coffee, but this is your hangover maker and killer in one bottle, probably better as a first beer than a last beer in a session. another solid bells brew by all counts.

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.96 out of 5 based on 3,246 ratings.
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