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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

3,256 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,256
Reviews: 1,424
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 147
Gots: 231 | 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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Brenden

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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid-looking stout, close to black, and it seems to have a good thickness. It forms a light brown head that, while tall, is also tight. Lacing is left in a good quantity on the glass, mostly in patches.
I don't know how similar brewer's licorice is to the garden variety black licorice, but I get a blast of something like anise both in the nose and on the tongue. There's also a touch of smoky wood. There's a nice, gentle sort of sweetness to boot. Some sort of berry something pulls into it and adds another dimension. Some char and bittersweet cocoa, along with a touch of coffee grounds, make this the complete package, while a light astringency that doesn't mar the flavor pulls into the finish.
The body is pretty full with a nice thickness, and pleasantly creamy off a bite of crispness.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 20:30:24 | More by Brenden
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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,256 ratings.