Bell’s Java Stout

I was excited to see three new stouts from Bell’s Brewery available in our area: Double Cream Stout, Cherry Stout, Java Stout. Everything to come out of Bell’s really has been superb, especially their Two Hearted Ale.

Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for their Java Stout. It literally tastes like they brewed the beer with old coffee grounds. I caught my wife pouring the remainder of her glass down the sink. I told her not to worry because I had already done the same thing. Perhaps we had a bad batch or they just need to tweak their recipe a bit. I don’t know. I still look forward to sampling the double cream stout as well as their Cherry stout.


3 Responses to “Bell’s Java Stout”

  1. You poured it out? Really?! I love Bell’s Java Stout. Most coffee stouts that I’ve tried use an Oatmeal Stout as the backbone but I like that Bell’s went with an Imperial Stout. My wife likes it enough that I bought an entire case!

    Their Double Cream Stout is fine, but I don’t get it too often. I’m afraid of the Cherry Stout, like most fruit-flavored beers (though I do like Dogfish Head’s Aprihop). If it were cheaper, I might give it a whirl. One of these days, I need to buy a single of it just so I know what I’m missing.

  2. Yes, it was pretty offensive. Way too much coffee in there – It tasted like burnt used coffee grounds.

    I might be willing to give it another try.

  3. What?! How can you not like this beer?!?! Unless you hate the taste and smell of coffee.

    This is by far one of the best coffee stouts I ever tasted. Also Terrapin’s WNB.

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