Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
3.55/5 rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Poured a very dark, dare I say...opaqe inky black color. Immense brown sugar head that persisted nicely and distinctly laces the glass. Wonderful.
Smell: The requisite "stout" odors abound: dark roasted coffee, nutty, chocolate. Nothing overpowers the senses, though.
Taste: Chocolately and malty sweet up front. Nutty flavor on the tail end. However, a sour flavor at the very end puts a damper on the taste for me.
Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth and creamy. Certainly thinner than I expected, knocking it down a 1/2 point or so.
Drinkability: Not too much for me to rave about. The slight sour aftertaste was a turnoff. Perhaps I missed something, but I just wasn't that impressed.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2003 15:31:53 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. 5/1/14 is the freshness date
A: Pours black with with thick tan foam and tons of lace
S: malts and chocolate and coffee. The aroma is a bit weak but I can pick out the individual notes.
T: sweeter than I thought. cocoa and malts mostly with sweetness on the finish
M: Middle of the road but very drinkable.
O: not my favorite from bells but I wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to me.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 00:36:14 | More by Gear54
3.88/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a snifter.
Appearance - Black. Small khaki head. Thin collar and a few stray streaks of lacing.
Smell - Roasty malt. Kinda ashy and burnt. Coffee.
Taste - A little more sweet than the nose suggested. Coffee malt. Roastiness builds into the finish. Very burnt and acrid in the back, but it's not excessive. Some sweetness lingers too.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Very drinkable. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Very roasty. Intense and flavorful.
Serving type: on-tap
07-17-2014 23:00:01 | More by Alieniloquium
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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