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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

(view ratings)
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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PirateUlf73

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3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug.

A: Black, on the order of motor oil in color, with a pleasant coffee-tan head.

S: Substantial, yet not overpowering roasted barley and chocolate character up front. Coffee aromas creep in toward the middle, with a sort of milky backdrop. Mouth-watering.

T: Good roasted flavor to start. Chocolate and coffee notes are a tad muted. Also present is an interesting twangy "bite" on the front of my tongue. I want to say that it is a bit resin-like, but I lack an accurate descriptor. Still, pretty decent flavors.

M: I would call this a step away from full-bodied, because it is just light enough to avoid being cumbersome. It has a nice semi-oily coating character. A pleasant roasty aftertaste rounds it all out.

D: Excellent. More of a session stout than its ABV suggests.

All in all, a very nice (albeit sweeter) stout from Bell's. Everything melds quite well and its construction is nearly flawless. This is not one I would seek out all the time, but as the occasional session stout, hell, I'm game!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 05:53:41 | More by PirateUlf73
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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,256 ratings.