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

Bell's Java StoutBell's Java Stout
3,252 Ratings
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- poured into a snifter-opaque black with a small foamy tan head with decent retention and some short lasting lace.

S- intense aromas of dark chocolate and ground coffee, some roasted grain with a bit of nuttiness and toffee.

T- the flavor isn't quite as demensional as the aromas. Bitter coffee dominates thee palate up front with hardly any sweetness until closer to the finish when some of the chocolate flavors start to come through. The coffee is so intense, it actually finishes a bit tart in the tongue. The finish sweet-yet-dry with a coffee linger that seems to last forever.

M-thick body with medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a foamy finish

O- this is one of the most coffee forward beers that I've tried. Unfortunately I think I overpowers some of the chocolaty roasted malt flavors. Still quite enjoyable and a must for those of you that like to drink your coffee dark roast and black. Coffee flavors are about as strong as a Sumatra coffee.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.67/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy cow. This is a tasty tasty beer. It's kind of like taking espresso, melt in a chocolate bar, pour in a bada$$ stout. Then take it, boil it down, put it through a strainer. Then take it and throw in some carb tablets or force carbonate it. THEN you pour it in my glass and then I drink it! That's a nice nice nice beer. Yah, it's a big beer but I love that i can find it in a 6 pack.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 3,252 ratings
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