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
User Ratings & Reviews
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2/5  rDev -49.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Treyliff
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.67/5  rDev +17.9%
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 +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of GossageBrewery
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this American Coffee Stout from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This poured a black color, produced a thick tan head, excellent retention and tons of lace left on the glass. The aroma of the stout consisted of roasted grain, and fresh roasted coffee. Medium bodied, a foundation of roasted grain, coffee, sweet malt, apple- slight touch of bitter hops. Overall, this is a nice session beer, I have sampled better Coffee Stouts but this one is enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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