Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, does this have caffeine in it? Huge rocky head that leaves Belgium lace all over the glass. Robust coffee aroma and taste. Just amazing. Possibly the perfect combination of coffee and stout flavorings.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The only beer that I can compare this to is Redhook’s Double Black Stout, but the Java Stout blows Redhook away. The aroma remids me of coffe grounds and it had an intense coffee flavour, without being overly bitter. Another quality stout from Bells.
fraternie (820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly rich coffee flavor, fairly spicy and hoppy. Large expandin head, which is not typical for this brewery...thick and flavorful. Might be a little too rich towards the end, but overall and enjoyable (and filling) brew.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2001
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome coffee flavor and aftertaste. Great beer from a great brewery.
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2001
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This beer is wonderful. It certainly lives up to its name. Very strong coffee flavor, and aroma. Full bodied, good stuff.