Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by JamesMN:
4.35/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Very dark brown/black body. Almost completely opaque with a light brown two finger head full of large and medium size carbonation bubbles.
Aroma: Nice roasted malts. Some sweetness in the nose.
Taste: Surprisingly rich. Lots of bitter coffee and even some hop presence. Deliciously bitter but with that sweetness from the nose in the middle to balance it out.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and drinkable. Very easy to swig this one down. A little drying in the aftertaste but nothing off-putting.
Final Thoughts: I really liked this beer. It's one of the best stouts I've ever had from a bottle, almost treading the line between being a porter and a stout. I'll definitely being seeking this one out again, especially in the colder months.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2012 04:42:47 | More by JamesMN
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4.39/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
P: Pitch black abyss that shows no signs of light. Capped with a bubbly dark chocolate milk froth. Thick sticky lacing.
S: Chocolate syrup, biscotti, praline, brown sugar, prunes, melted chocolate ice cream, cinnamon and roasted dark grains.
T/M: Bitter dark chocolate, with hints of black licorice swimming around. Ground spices, tree bark, earthiness that reminds me of moss, cracked black pepper, spicy sting of what seems like chilies hits the tongue toward the end of the swallow. Finishes with an effervescent tingle and lasting medicinal notes. Alcohol is very subtle and is heard to seek out.
O: A smooth easy drinking stout that has sweetness and lots of earthy bitter notes to round out the taste. I was worried at first because I'm not a fan of licorice forward beers but it works well with this beer and compliments nicely. A great stout to stock up on.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 23:53:00 | More by Hopswagger
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 2,893 ratings.