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RATINGS: 1600   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.

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4.4
2mu2ku (22) - - FEB 4, 2013
Great coffe stout, but like everything Bells, too expensive. Very good body, aroma, taste, and pallet. Love this beer. For me, this winter, this coffee stout falls to third behind Mother’s Winter Grind and Great Divide’s Cappuccino Stout.


4.9
Hopper8 (161) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Man, what a beer. It’s so full of coffee and roasted malts and it’s got coffee bitterness with malt sweetness and this mouthfeel that eases the senses. Wow what a beer. I think the only thing that keeps me from giving this a 5 is that it isn’t quite as good as breakfast Stout, but it’s pretty darn close.

3.6
ManVsBeer (10275) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle from Harris Teeter, Hampstead, North Carolina. Black with a thin off-white head. Includes dry roasted malts with a huge hit of coffee that’s a little more stated in taste than its nose.

3.8
MavDunk (103) - - MAY 14, 2017
Pours black with khaki head. Scent and taste are replete with coffee. Dark chocolate also makes its presence known. Slight bell pepper spice at the end of the nose. Some toffee in the taste. Heavy body and smooth texture. Mildly bitter coffee finish.

3.9
sinfull (1635) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 23, 2017
Black color. Medium-sized , beige head. Aroma of coffee, and dark chocolate. Coffee and roasted malt flavor. Roasted bitterness all the way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
rejtable (2624) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2017
Tap t city tap house. Pours black some head some lacing. Nose is fruity and coffee. Flavours big coffee dark fruit some dark chicolateS. Taste med bitter big sweet. Medium creamy body lively carbonation.

3.8
SODAK14 (377) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - APR 1, 2017
Pours a dark black and you will notice the coffee aroma right away. Lots of coffee flavor in this one but not bitter like coffee can be sometimes. A bit of chocolate and malt rounds this out to make it a very nice brew.

4.5
Tognetta (951) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 15, 2017
Totalmente negra, espuma marrom cremosa de ótima formação e persistência. No aroma bastante café e chocolate, um pouco de nozes e amêndoas. Paladar de médio amargor e leve dulçor. Corpo denso, cremosa como um milkshake de chocolate, média/alta carbonatação. Final de torrado prevalecente mas sem cansar o paladar, muito bem dosada, não sei o que poderia melhorar.

3.7
SG111 (1764) - 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.

3.6
MrBeerFanatic (1052) - 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.

3.8
The_Osprey (7883) - 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.


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