Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Kalamazoo StoutBell's Kalamazoo Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,629 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,629
Reviews: 1,450
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 158
Gots: 328 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stout brewed with Brewer's Licorice.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001)
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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nolo
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cultclassic89
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jazzer
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darcange
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneEye78
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeoChase90
4.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KevChiTown
3.05/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not bad, a little disappointed with Bells lately. Kalamazoo needs a little something more to be better then just above average. I don't really pick up the licorice, but I do get a nice amount of dark coco. I would drink again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to search for it.

Photo of gopens44
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmwilliq
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MIbeer27
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SnifterLifter
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thecasehead
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bone53
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance (4.25): Black with no light shining through. A finger of mocha head

Smell (4.25): Dark chocolate (cocoa), coffee, slight smoke and licorice.

Taste (4): Great chocolate character upfront with coffee and roasted malt in the middle and smoke and licorice on the finish.

Mouthfeel (4): Light bodied for a stout; Still smooth yet crisp with the right amount of carbonation and bitterness

Overall (4.06): This is just a good ol standard stout, nothing more or less. It has a good chocolate presence with a hefty amount of roasted malts and coffee character with undertones of smoke and licorice. It wont knock ur socks off, but it does hit the spot.

Photo of Salter714
3.31/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MurrayMumbles
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of docoman
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Pretty good, not my favorite, but much better than the dagger stout I had sampled same trip to Bell's.

Photo of bmeehan
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

It tastes like black licorice, but not in a way that makes you say, "Aw, shit...no one likes black licorice." It's good.

Photo of elgatoborracho
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,629 ratings.