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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

3,233 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,233
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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Badger6

Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Very dark body, with a thick, brown head. Minimal lacing.

S: Distinct roasted malts. Hints of anise (licorice) and chocolate. Stings the nostrils....in a good way, a formidable scent. But, seriously, this is a distinctly bold aroma, but one that begs to tasted.

T: Malts immediately, a mellow yet well defined taste of roasted and charred malts. But very smooth. Some chocolatey sweetness, but not overpowering or out of balance to the roasted flavors. Some bitterness starts to show at the end, and lingers into the aftertaste. Licorice appears then disappears in the end as well.

M: Very robust body, but so smooth that it drinks easily and is very satisfying. The carbonation is not powerful, giving this beer a creamy feel.

O: This is a really smooth example of a strong American stout, why can't imperials be this good? If you've never had it, try it, if you have had it, why aren't you drinking it now?

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 02:04:41 | More by Badger6
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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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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,233 ratings.