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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep brown/black. Nice big kahki head on this one. Spicey coffee wafts off the top like my morning stop for caffeine. Hints of bitter cocoa. Lacing present as the head recedes. Very nice all coffee flavor. Wow this is great. Almost like a cold cup of Joe here. Light to medium mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation. Right on what it should be. Very nice. Could drink this all night. Must pair this with food sometime.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Siciliano's, 12oz into a tulip. Batch 11468, bottled Sept 10, 2012.

Dark brown, almost black with about three fingers of light brown head. Dense and creamy retention, great lace. Nose of fresh roasted coffee beans, earthy and herbal. Taste has a whole load of roast and more coffee beans. Still some earth notes and chalk. Perhaps even some dark chocolate. Palate is lighter than I'd like, body is disappointingly thin although it appears to full up as it warms. Roast lingers for quite some time. Coffee quite prevalent here, does well for a straight up coffee stout.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a black color with a half finger head and some lacing.

S: Coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts.

T: Very much like the smell with the addition of some hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. Watered down.

O: Way too thin and watered down to be very enjoyable. It's like drinking cold coffee. I won't be buying any more.

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