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Bourbon Barrel Aged Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Kalamazoo Stout
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zaphog on 01-06-2014)
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-23-2014 00:53:38 | More by JDizzle
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AnthonyD12

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-18-2014 00:08:48 | More by AnthonyD12
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TboneRN

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-09-2014 18:28:25 | More by TboneRN
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-07-2014 05:51:47 | More by beergorrilla
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SteelSaw

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-03-2014 13:40:05 | More by SteelSaw
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nlmartin

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-01-2014 14:35:11 | More by nlmartin
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Prohibition Taproom, Philly, PA.

Served in a tulip, solid black pour with a small collar of bubbles; minimal retention and lacing. In the nose, roasty malts, burnt bread, notes of dark fruits, wet wood, lacking any real bourbon qualities. Taste of dark malts, roasty and charred, light bourbon notes and neutral alcohol, with a lot of woodiness coming out, subtle dark fruits, and a weird moldy/astringent taste that turned into something like Play-Doh as it warmed. Medium body, slick mouthfeel, lower carbonation...left something to be desired. Strange that this didn't seem to work out so well, considering the base beer is really good. Usually a bourbon barrel doesn't detract from a beer, but that's what I felt happened here.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2014 05:03:51 | More by Rifugium
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-28-2014 21:24:59 | More by smartassboiler
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zac247s

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-28-2014 15:03:43 | More by zac247s
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tan Head with some lace. Color is a dark brown, nearing black.

Flavor profile: Tons of vanilla and oak. The bourbon is very apparent. Chocolate, caramel, and cream. A slight amount of roasted malt. Apple cider somehow makes its way through.

Mouthfeel: Warming and smooth. Medium bodied. Ends dry.

Overall, a decent beer, but the base beer is too low in abv to withstand the barrels. I think they should have just used these barrels for expedition.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2014 22:51:24 | More by mothman
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-25-2014 20:15:51 | More by MNBeerGeek
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condorsim

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Necronomad

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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BUNZILLA

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-21-2014 13:32:47 | More by BUNZILLA
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Rborre321

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-20-2014 04:11:50 | More by Rborre321
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-17-2014 19:17:38 | More by ubenumber2
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-10-2014 01:37:37 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

06-04-2014 23:06:59 | More by robgage
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-03-2014 20:41:41 | More by GABrew
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dbc5

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-02-2014 13:23:42 | More by dbc5
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Bells Brewery, Kalamazoo MI

A - black with 1 finger of head, lace left all over the glass

S - maple, molasses, bourbon, sweet

T - sweet, bourbon, well balanced, chocolate, roasted malts. Awesome

M - medium body, medium carb.

O - an amazimg stout enhanced with the bourbon barrel. Well done!

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2014 23:26:54 | More by BeerDawgs
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-01-2014 03:41:07 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Bung

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tap at the eccentric cafe. Looks about the same as the regular, near black with a thin layer of light tan head.

Aroma, barrel, dry tannic barrel. Some roast malt, chocafe, caramel.

Taste, bourbon seems to overwhelm the base beer here. Alcohol presence taste wise is unpleasant, fusally? Molasses, brown sugar and some roast malt and dark chocolates. Coffee has been overpowered.

Soliy medium body wise, low end carbonation wise. Drinks as well as it can for the barrel and alcohol presence. Abv just not very well hidden even though it is on the low side.

The subtlety excellent Kalamazoo stout is not improved by the barrel in this case. Felt the same way about the barrel aged batch 9000 which was highly acclaimed, so maybe it's just me.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2014 00:25:03 | More by Bung
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-29-2014 04:58:36 | More by SocalKicks
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-28-2014 01:53:53 | More by AngusOg
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.