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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

3,190 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,190
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 145
Gots: 222 | FT: 11
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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alleykatking

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4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a deep dark brown color almost black. One finger tan head shows good retention. Nice web lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- I picked up a lot of roasted malts on the front of the beer itself. Some light coffee like and chocolate notes comes in second with a hint of black licorice. I liked the nice light hopping in the end of this that brings it all back around for this beer. A very inviting aroma for sure!

T- Roasted malts come on out in full force on this one. A light licorice hint that dies out rather quickly. The roasted malts come out once in again rather big but this gets calmed down with a nice creamy chocolate smoothing effect. A light pine bite in the ending balanced this big offering from Bell's.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Big roasted malts left on the palate. Alcohol and light roasted malts with a hint of bitter hops left in the aftertaste. Overall flavors were balanced for this stout. No off flavors which I enjoyed very much. There does seem to be a light off in the actual feel on the palate that I can't shake.

D- This is a mighty taste explosion on the palate. The ABV is low enough to have a good number of these unlike most big huge stouts that pack as much flavor as this one. Nice job Bell's on this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 22:32:49 | More by alleykatking
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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,190 ratings.