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

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,247 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:
3,247
Reviews:
1,152
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
181
Gots:
442
For Trade:
12
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours very dark with a big tan head that laces well.

S: Coffee, very roasted malts. There is a burnt/charred note to it as well. Nothing unexpected.

T: Lots and lots of coffee followed by charred malt. Dark chocolate comes out in the swallow, followed by more burnt wood taste. Coffee is a very dark roast (bordering on burnt), and it does not taste all that fresh (ie there is none of that bright acidity to brighten this one). It is pretty sweet through the middle, but finishes bitter.

M: Medium-full in the mouth with low carbonation. Because the carbonation is so low, it forces the beer to be silky smooth and viscous right from the start.

This is a very decent beer if you love super dark roast coffee and slightly burnt notes in your beer. I prefer other coffee stouts, but I would never turn this one down. It is simple, but it makes up for that by having a robust taste. If you love dark roasted coffee, try this beer out.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was had at the Sanctuary, served in a pint glass.

Appearance- The beer reached the table sporting a half-finger of mocha head. It degraded to a slight ring around the glass, but left some sheet lace there. The body is, well, coffee black.

Smell- The nose is loaded with coffee and char. Period. It has a big nose, and smells nice. If coffee and char is your type of nose.

Taste- Right off the bat some sweet mocha hits the palate, but then the roasted coffee starts to roll over the tongue in waves. The finish is full on roast, char, and some brown sugar. It would be nicer if that creamer quality was not bowled over so fast.

Mouth feel- The feel is medium to full with nice coating in the mouth. Only a little dry and the creaminess of the beer could be done a little better. Still good for a Bell's beer.

Overall- This stout certainly delivers with what is promised. It may even be a little too one-dimensional for me. Some of the better coffee stouts I have had included a little more coffee creamer and mocha.

Bell's says damn it all and just loads you up on coffee. It is worth a try if you enjoy some stout with your coffee.

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Bell's Java Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.96 out of 5 based on 3,247 ratings.
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