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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

3,231 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,231
Reviews: 1,424
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 146
Gots: 226 | FT: 10
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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3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark pitch black beer with some shy red hues, no head at all.

smell is of chocolate, dark roasted coffee and toffee flavours.

taste wise is melasse flavours with shy licorise, malty, dark chocolate with a shy bitterness, some hints of coffee notes are present too

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 19:14:08 | More by 3Vandoo
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look. Poured into a Pint, it pours very very dark. Basically black. About a finger of caramel head which dissipates after a few moments.

Smell: Deep, roasted, dark chocolate, hint of coffee and sweetness.

Taste: Very dark roasted flavors with just a hint of chocolate and coffee. Very little hop bitterness, but a lot of maltiness. Very good!

Feel: Full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall: I'm liking this stout much more than I anticipated. Unsure as to why the ratings aren't higher.

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Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. 5/1/14 is the freshness date

A: Pours black with with thick tan foam and tons of lace

S: malts and chocolate and coffee. The aroma is a bit weak but I can pick out the individual notes.

T: sweeter than I thought. cocoa and malts mostly with sweetness on the finish

M: Middle of the road but very drinkable.

O: not my favorite from bells but I wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to me.

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Smell - Roasty malt. Kinda ashy and burnt. Coffee.

Taste - A little more sweet than the nose suggested. Coffee malt. Roastiness builds into the finish. Very burnt and acrid in the back, but it's not excessive. Some sweetness lingers too.

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,231 ratings.