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RATINGS: 1576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The satisfying elements of both stout and coffee come together in this full-bodied treat. A marriage of Sumatra's best with rich chocolate and roasted malt provides for a truly enlightening beer.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
I has a tight, tan, long lasting head. Coffee and roasted grain tastes are there but they donít seem to complement each other. It came up short of my expectations. The result is a slightly bitter (coffee, not hops) less than full-bodied flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Love the label in a big way. Coffee aroma is upfront and foremost and so it is in the flavor. Nice dark brown color. Thin enough to make it a session beer when itís cold out. Yum.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours a rich black color with slight mocha head. Smell is very coffee forward, chocolate. Taste... They donít call this java stout for nothing! Huge coffee followed by chocolate, slight hop bite, char, and licorice. Thick silky mouth feel. Another great beer from Bellís.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsteph (323) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Dark chocolate covered espresso beans all the way! Pours deep and dark with a tan head. Thick and rich. Flavor is strong, cold espresso, bitter chocolate, and roasted malt. Wonderful collaboration of flavors...however, you have to have a strong affinity for coffee. Aroma and flavor of espresso is overwhelming. The chocolate is a great second fiddle. The flavors meld harmoniously. Smooth, silky feel with a light bite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2008
This pours jet black with a dissipating brown tan head. It just reeks of coffee, but I love my morning coffee and am okay with that. The flavor though is all coffee, which I again am mostly okay with. But it seems like itís so much coffee that the beer is just completely unbalanced. I almost think Iím drinking a cold cup of coffee instead of a beer as a matter of fact. But finishes with a nice coffee bitter, which I do enjoy. Tasty beer, but there are better coffee beers out there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head on top. Aroma is chock full of coffee, a very bold coffee aroma. Hints of chocolate and roasted malts are in the aroma also. Flavor is very much like espresso with the backbone of a stout. Chocolate flavors sneak in too. This would be a nice morning substitute for coffee. The beer finishes with a very dry feeling in the mouth just begging for the next sip. A very good beer from Bells!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
12oz bottle. deep brown in color, appearance is black. thick tan head sits up top. aroma is roasted coffee beans all the way along with some roasted malt and faint chocolate. medium to full bodied. flavor is roasted coffee, toasted malt with some bitter hops on the finish. i do not like coffee 1 bit but i do like this beer..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Great coffee scent right away, with an obvious thick black pour. Nice thick creamy palate thats very enjoyable. A touch of alcohol noticeable. Another great Bells brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Expectedly gorgeous black pour. Aroma sadly redolent of church-basement decaf Folgers. A daring and successful blend of stout and coffee, certainly, with the only shortcoming being that the coffee did not taste like a clean, solid, full-body roast that might accompany a clean stout. Alas, I was trained on coffee before I freelanced into beer. However, VERY well done, Kalamazoo, and the flavors blended better than I could have hoped for. The hops were also well balanced. I may not try it again, but it was a fun experience.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is pure roasted malts.The flavor is excellent. Coffee (obviously), smoke, brown sugar. Nice creamy finish. One of the better coffee stouts available.


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