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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

3,258 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,258
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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bbkd3b

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Comes out of the bottle with a dark, dark brown body and a decent-sized tan head, though it dissipated after a short amount of time. Bringing up to the nose revealed a rather straight-forward scent of roasted malts and some caramel tones, but it wasn't all that great. Pretty much what one would expect from a stout, no more and no less.

Thankfully, sipping the brew is a much more enjoyable sensation. Beautiful combination of licorice, caramel, and roasted malts really rounds off a flavor that I can truly enjoy. Letting warm over a brief time only makes it stronger. Body had a creamy, smooth character to that slid across the tongue. Relax carbonation allowed for more exploring of the flavors, which made it a strong spot for the beer. Unfortunately, this lack of carbonation resulted in absolutely no lacing clinging to the side of the glass.

Overall/notes - Frankly, this beer does all of the important things right. "Don't judge a book by its cover" has never been truer. Maybe the dark chocolate helped it taste better than it really was, but... no. No, I just liked the beer. Another strong one from Bell's.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 18:06:09 | More by bbkd3b
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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,258 ratings.