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.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 COULD I PLEASE.......GET SUM BEER WITH MY COFFEE. WOW i dont drink coffee..but this is amazing. a great brew at about 7 am with some eggs and sausage! just potent all around a hell of a coffee stout unreal flavor the aroma is pure black coffee in a blind smell test 99 in 100 would say black coffee but so much more in the taste phenominal VERY highly recommended
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour with a small light brown head which gathers around the edges. Thereís chocolate and roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, and lactose in the nose. The palate is oily, medium in body, initially lively carbonated, but settles after a few minutes. Astringent in the finish. The flavor is pretty sweet upfront and finishes with a roasted coffee bitterness and funky tartness. I find this beer too sweet for my taste and the coffee is overpowering; itís not subtle at all. Disappointing.
Thewade (340) - USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Pours black. Strong coffee. A little thin for my liking. Very little carbonation. Solid, but not my favorite coffee stout.
pforei (338) - USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2008 Bottle thanks to Hellbilly. Black with decent tan head. Burnt roasted aroma of coffee and some molasses/chocolate goodness and a hint of black olive/licorice. Sweet taste with really strong black coffee bitterness. Medium bodied. My type of coffee stout.