SG111 (2146) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Bottled 10/16. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is overwhelmingly coffee, roasted malt, some chocolate. Mostly coffee, and some roastedness. Flavor is coffee heavy, chocolate, roasted malt, bitter coffee finish. Fairly full-bodied. A little one-dimensional, frankly, but the body is solid, the coffee bitterness in the finish is there without being over the top, and it’s pleasant. Simple, but good execution. I’d have it again. MrBeerFanatic (1076) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Pours dark brown big thick head. Aromas big coffee, slight chocolate,light wood. Flavors big coffee, light cocoa, astringent bitter finish. Medium sweet. Decent. The_Osprey (9723) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
January 2017 - Bottle in Barcelona, picked up at BierCaB for about €7, as ’Bell’s Java Stout’, 7.5%. Opaque black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is rich coffee, toffee, caramel and some light green pepper. The coffee character has that slightly faded vegetal note which you get in this sort of beer after a couple of months. Body is smooth with soft to tingly carbonation. Taste is rich coffee liqueur offset with an earthy dryness, some cardboard and light tart red berry notes. Like all coffee beers, this would be at its best fresh. But this is still a very tasty beer. Sdaniel90 (1111) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. Opaque black, small creamy light brown head. Aromas of coffee, spices, nuts. Medium to full bodied. Smooth and creamy. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Rich roasted coffee flavors. Spicy finish. Very pleasant. DenverLogan (1304) - North Bend, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2016
From a bottle into a North Coast chalice. Pours black with brown head and lace. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasty malts, slight grains, coffee, milk chocolate, malted milk balls. Overall rich and lovely. Bell’s has for many years made a vast array of lovely stouts, and this is one of them.
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with a roasted malt aroma. Taste is truly coffee, distinctly espresso, with a nice stoutly beer flavor. The alcohol content is well hidden in the overall flavor of the beer. Good chocolate with minor bitterness in the aftertaste. MetalNHopHead (2277) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bell’s Java Stout smells, tastes, and even looks like a glass of fresh-brewed Sumatra. If you love the bold, roasty, bitter, and (dark) chocolaty characteristics from this Indonesian variety, you’ll probably love this Stout. Java Stout has notes of all that with some char and probably even a fair amount of caffeine. Maybe I’ll have one with breakfast. HuskerTan (2455) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - NOV 6, 2016
A- Roasty, bitter, coffee.
A- Black color, black liquid, tan head.
T- Coffee, vegetal, bitter.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Too much of the earthy vegetal coffee and not enough sweetness for me. I thought maybe a dirty tap line was the reason for this but I think it just isn’t ass rich as I hoped. rosenbergh (11957) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 10/16/15. (Bell’s) Kalamazoo, MI.Taboada (1538) - Compostela (Galiza), SPAIN - OCT 20, 2016
Black color with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, coffee and some sweetness in the aroma. Coffee is really strong. Bit of a problem for me. The flavor is even stronger... I can’t get much more than coffee... roasted malt and some sweetness. Rich.
12oz bottle tasted on the 19/10/2016. Opaque black colour with a small tan brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, beans and some chocolate. Taste is very roasty. Lots of coffee beans and some chocolate. Next one please!