Bell's Java Stout:
Stouts are somewhat my forte (though I do love a good IPA, too) – and I have been dying to try Bell’s Java Stout. I had heard only good things about it, but was afraid I might be let down by this beer. Luckily, I was not!
This beer poured into a tulip without much head, but it had a bold nose full of rich coffee and chocolate notes. At first taste, I was overwhelmed by the powerful, black coffee flavor of this beer. It does not have much mouth feel, but with so much flavor, more thickness would almost be overkill. Overall this was a delightful coffee stout, with much more coffee flavor than for example Tröegs Java Head (you can read the VP's review of Java Head). I would definitely drink this one again.
I also finally broke out my 33 Bottles of Beer notebook, this felt like a good beer to christen it. I found this lovely item when looking for a birthday present for The VP. At only $12 for a pack of three, this one-hundred percent recycled, USA-made product is both a steal and a smart purchase. I look forward to using it to help me remember many beers in the coming months!