Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a coffee brown-black with red shining through at the edges. Very healthy and dense khaki head, which started at over an inch and settled at about a quarter inch. Good cling and resilience on the head. There are prominent smoky and molasses notes in the nose, along with a nice toasted malt backbone. Less pronounced dark chocolate in there, as well. Just slight sourness is perceptible in the bouquet. The taste has toasted malts right up front, with very significant smokiness. Molasses--smooth and somewhat bittersweet--flavor follows, with just a touch of alcohol flavor coming through. The smokiness and a bit of bitterness lingers at the back. The feel is medium-bodied and quite effervescent. It's a bit grainy toward the back, but rather clean and smooth overall.
I suppose I was expecting more pronounced licorice or molasses flavor given the description of this one, but I think Bell's did a nice job in producing a stout that's well-balanced and engaging. I can come back to this one again and again.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2011 04:42:58 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
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3.66/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Gainesville House of Beers - on-tap
A - black as night. Thin tan head. Looks beautiful, the way I like my home brewed stouts to look.
S - nice roasty/smokiness. Caramel malts evident. Some cocoa in there too.
T - starts out with this nice roasted maltiness. Has chocolate coming out next with some coffee as well. Not as impressive I guess as I had thought.
M - full body but not as oil thick as other stouts. Drinkable and not too heavy.
O - I like it, not even close to some of Bell's other stuff (can you compare anything to Black Note).
Serving type: on-tap
04-11-2014 22:51:16 | More by da_beers
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 2,992 ratings.