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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark black with some mild transparency that allows carbonation activity to be faintly visible; very little head; nice, sticky lacing.

S - Strong aroma of coffee beans.

T - This follows the smell; strong coffee taste with a mild hint of dark chocolate in the aftertaste.

M - Full-bodied, but not overly thick; medium carbonation.

O - Bell's has yet to disappoint and this is no exception; a nice American Stout that lives up to its name.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of GR_Rick
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the cafe in Kalamazoo.

A: Pours a nice dark, coffee color - very little head in the pour I got. Looked like a coffee in the glass.

S: Strong, bitter, cold coffee. Smells pretty good overall.

T: Tasted like it smelled, strong, bitter (but not overly so) cold coffee. Better than drinking a cold coffee, of course, and definitely caught my taste buds at first, but didn't keep my interest. A little more roasty malts and a little less coffee actually would've been a good thing for this beer, I think.

M: A little thin for my liking for a stout.

O: A pretty good beer, strong, simple flavor. The problem for me (not being a huge black coffee lover) is that the coffee flavor was too strong and,while the first couple of sips were really good, it didn't have enough interest to keep me wanting to drink the entire glass.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of davey101
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 9/14/11, so....its basically a ten month old coffee stout. 12 Oz bottle poured into a clear plastic hotel cup. Dark black body with an ugly greyish mocha head. Solid lacing and retention. Smell is roasted malt and black coffee. Taste is roasted malts, light salty smoke and smooth coffee. Its not a dark roast, or an espresso. Its just a basic, run of the mill black coffee. Very light bitterness, finishes cleanly with lingering coffee notes. Its simplistic, but very effective. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth. Even aged, this beer has a solid coffee presence. Damn tasty!

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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