Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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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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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 3,183 ratings.