MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Sampled at Dickinsonbeerís NJ January gathering. black body, brown at edges. sienna tan foamy head. roasted/charred coffee aroma. flavor is cigar and coffee, roasted malt finish. cdog69 (28) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Bottle. Nice roasty coffee aromas. Nice dark black color with a creamy tan colored head. Strong flavors of coffee with some chocolate overtones. Coffee flavors dominate the front of the palate and finishes with a slight bitter coffee aftertaste. This is a pretty good beer. The aroma and flavor are a nice touch. CMUBEERMAN (440) - - FEB 6, 2006
I really dug this beer...and I donít even like coffee that much. Poured a decent sized cocoa colored head and was black as hell (amazing creamy lacing). Smell was COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE, and a little bit of malt. Taste was even more COFFEE than the aroma, with a bit of alcohol and a nice bitter finish. The best part of this for me was the mouthfell...it was creamy like all Bellís stouts...gotta love that shit. Definitely going to try and make a float with one of these bad boys. MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2006
12oz - packaged on December 14, 2005 - Aroma is thickly laden with roasted coffee and chocolate malt. Creamy like a mocha with whip cream on top. Pours black with little head and decent lacing. Flavor is more pronounced than aroma with coffee sticking to the entire inside of my mouth and lingering there. A bit of hops also shows up in the finish. Palate is sticky and creamy. A tasty coffee stout. hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
After pouring, I held my glass up to the light, and was unable to see even the slighest hint of light though this beer. I donít think I have ever seen anything darker or more opaque than this. Thin brown head sat atop this almost until the end. I really didnít get much beer aroma or taste out of this, it reminded me more of a super dark well roasted coffee. Tick and delicious palate, lots of roast coffee, a bit of bitter chocolate, and a wee bit of soy sauce.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2006
deep black color with small brown head. Very roasty, some moderate sweetness, i might have liked a little more sweetness, however. served cold it is a tad acidic tasting and sharp and mellows as the beer warmed. ive had better coffee stouts. BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Opaque black in color with a light brown head. Intense roasted coffee aroma. Roasted coffee bitterness in the flavor, with notes of chocolate. Full-bodied and well-balanced. MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Poured a black black with a fizzy light brown head. Aroma was a roasted coffee with mild hints of alcohol sweetness burried deep within. Flavor was bursting with a nice roast coffee and chocolate. Batch #7170 this is allot more balanced than I remembered last years edition. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2006
From a 12 oz. distinctive Bellís labeled long neck brown bottle with batch number, 7170, packaged on 12/14/05. Poured a dark roasted coffee brown with a fizzy, bubbly head that quickly reduced to thin lacing and a small amount of ringed sticking. Had a strong roasted coffee aroma with traces of chocolate and oats sweetness. Moderate carbonation and a creamy full bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Had a delicious taste, roasted coffee and chocolate malts, oats sweetness, mild hop bitterness in the middle and a sweet bitter coffee finish.
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Bellís Java Stout pours to an opaque black color with a thick, rich, creamy tan head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is just jam packed with robust coffee and roasty aromas, along with hints of chocolate as well. The palate is robust and hefty with big chocolate malt, coffee, and roasty flavors that coat the tongue. Java Stout finishes with more chocolate and coffee up front, then ends with a big punch of roasty coffee bitterness that lingers on the tongue.
This is the ultimate beer for coffee and stout lovers! Bellís does it again, with a beer that is just so robust, and flavorful. Be careful with this one, Java Stout comes in at 7.5% abv, so coffee isnít the only jolt you will get. Coffee aromas and flavors dominate in this beer, its akin to drinking a shot of Italian espresso. It was a true joy drinking this beer. Java Stout makes the perfect early Saturday morning pick me up, and is an ideal desert beer. Match this one with rich and creamy cheese cake, or perhaps a decadent chocolate desert. The coffee flavors are wonderful in this beer, and makes Java Stout a beer well worth seeking out.