Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.75/5 rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This was the beer that turned me on to stouts, a style which has now consumed my already all-consuming beer passion. I remember oh so well thinking that a beer could not get bigger, or blacker. Time for a revisit, especially after the ass-kicker that was Batch 7000.
Just a few shades below jet-black. Glints of ruby, deep. Moderate tan head, great pasty lace rings.
The nose is strong, sweet. Malt extract, cocao, roasty chocolate. Vanilla. Powdered chocolate-milk mix. Oak. Port wine. Raisins.
Initially smoky with roasted malt; then intensely sweet, astringent, with hints of brown sugar and molasses. Bitter afterimage with caramel, too.
Amazingly Russian/Imperial at first sip, then gives way to a slightly watery characteristic I didn't care too much for.
Still, an amazing 'everyday' stout that is easy to forget in the Midwest with so many other good Bell's stouts.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2005 15:12:46 | More by GreenWBush
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