Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by TheycallmeTim:
3.8/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Kalamazoo stout pours up pitch black with only a few garnet highlights emanating from the bottom of the glass when held to light. Head is one finger of tannish foam. Actually died pretty quickly and did not lace.
Nose is basic, subdued. No big roasted or coffee/chocolate pulling through. More of a dusty undercling with some faint molasses. Stouts aren't big in the aroma dept. anyway, so it's not a big deal.
Flavor profile is distinct, maybe because of the brewery's licorice. I'll confess, I honed in on sleuthing out the flavors this ingredient would uniquely impart. All I got was a sort of soy saucy taste in the middle which I've detected before. Standard bitter coffee grounds show up and the hops at the end are only to balance and pleasantly earthy.
Mouthfeel was a bit watery. Carbonation was low, which I welcomed.
I'd recommend this. Good not great--one problem may be that I was tasting this alongside of Bar Harbor's Cadillac Mt. Stout, which was incredible. Makes me want to try the Expedition to compare with Brooklyn BCS.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2010 21:38:52 | More by TheycallmeTim
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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.