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: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass

Appearance- Very cola like in appearance with 3/4 inch kahki head that dissipates most of the way and leaves some very spotty lacing as it goes.

Smell- Plain and simple....Black Coffee

Taste- Pretty much like the nose, think burnt black iced coffee.

Mouthfeel- Drinks like an ice coffee, on the watery side for a stout.

Overall- I was disapointed with this as I had been wanting to try it for a while. Its a 1 trick pony in my book. Its all iced black coffee, that misses on any kind of balance. Now if drinking cold black coffee is your thing then you will love this!

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug.

A - Pours an inky black with a massive four-finger brown monster of a head. Head formed a marshmellowy clump as it started to die down. Epic lacing. Great looking beer.

S - Ok, not the most complex aroma in the world. Getting espresso and roasted grains with a hint of vanilla. But the aroma is rich and strong.

T - Delivers exactly whats advertised. The stout is bold and roasty with just a hint of chocolate sweetness, and the coffee is dark and robust with a hint of cream. I'd say this goes about 50/50 on stout versus coffee flavor. No hop presence detectable, and balancing bitterness is caused instead by burnt/charred nots. Not a lot of other things going on, but what else do you need?

M - Big full bodied chewiness. Nicely creamy. Spot-on lower end of medium carbonation. Dry finish. It all works.

O - Everything about this beer is big and bold, and this is simply one of the best coffee stouts I have ever had. Seemlessly blended and almost flawlessly presented. A must for coffee lovers.

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Lots of coffee with some roast and dairy cream.

Lots of coffee bean flavor all over. Medium sweetness, roasted malt, dark chocolate. The coffee lasts well after the finish.

Very smooth with creamy carbonation. Medium feel.

Terrific coffee beer here. Loads of coffee flavor, very rich. Does have a heavier price tag however.

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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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