Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by PirateUlf73:
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
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle was poured into a nonic glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a small mocha head that reduced to a small layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, smoke, earthy, roasted coffee.
Taste: Toffee and caramel up front with milk chocolate ash, roasted coffee, earthy, and bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and a little ashy bitterness.
Overall: Solid stout from Michigan. This brewery puts out some stellar beers.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 19:23:40 | More by Flounder57
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,179 ratings.