T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a pitch black color from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma was really strong and same as the taste, which was of coffee and roasted malt. This is a really good stout.
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted coffee is the initial aroma. Espresso to be exact, its very nice. Also has notes of dark chocolate and malts with slightest hints of vanilla. Appearance is an interesting one...dark black with a dark tan brown head. It has carbonation bubbles on the sides, mostly on top and on the bottom. Flavor is espresso, roasted coffee, and slight hints of chocolate and caramel (roasted). Palate is extremely smooth and full bodied with aftertaste of a great espresso. This is a great beer, a great example of why I love Bell’s.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really liked the Java Stout. I love coffee and beer so it was right up my alley. Really smooth and creamy. Everyone should give this a go.
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle
Ar: Huge shot of fresh ground coffee up front. A bit of
Ap: Beautiful pour in a 12 oz. snifter at 50’F. Nice light cinnamon head rises to about 1", pillowing just above the top of the glass. The head has decent retention. Decent lace.
T: The flavor is much more bitter chocolate than coffee, which is a nice change of pace. The finish is straight mocha, and the aftertaste is coffee.
P: Nice, creamy body is a bit sticky.
O: Awesome dessert beer.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer poured a dark color with a small tan head and left a little lacing on the glass. The aroma was mostly comprised of a coffee smell. Nothing much else in the aroma. The taste is totally dominated by the coffee - very strong blend of coffee at that. There is a hint of a roasted malt but it is well covered by the strong coffee. Not being a coffee fan, I found this beer to be OK. It is a well made beer if you're a coffee fan.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - NOV 7, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Every restuarant should have this, what a great beer to have with spice cake, carrot cake, coffee cake, coffee & doughnuts ice cream, etc.... This is the real deal for Starbucks addicts, rich and smooth, super tasty...the aroma of Bold Sumatra coffee beans hit your nose like a sledgehammer, reminds me of Old Rasputin with coffee, truly excellent
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. pours dark black, with a nice thick dark tan/brown head. Aroma is strong on coffee beans, roasty malts, and a bit of vanilla. Flavor is just like drinking chocolate covered espresso beans. Very nice.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bells Java Stout is a pitch dark stout beer with a great mocha head. The aroma is coffee and the taste fully mimics the aroma. This is a fantastic coffee stout.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yet another winning stout from Bell's. Dark as night in the glass with next to no head. Aroma is that of very deeply roasted malt and begs you to take another sniff. The roasted malt shines through in the taste and actually nudges the hops to the background, which is something different in a Bell's stout. Delicious.
PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - OCT 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one dark beer. I know most will call it dark brown, but I call it black. The aroma was of roasted coffee beans, which I'm sure is a shock to all given its name. The taste was all coffee, I tried to convince myself there was a hint of chocolate, but I failed. Bell's did exactly what they planned to do, they made a coffee stout.