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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

3,241 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,241
Reviews: 1,424
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 147
Gots: 229 | 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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beerprovedwright

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First I must admit I am originally from Michigan, and second I like Stout...not that it would bias my rating.
Sort of a thick pour, like used motor oil into my glass, resulting in a two finger head of moderately dense foam of light brown color. Lace is somewhat clingy. Color is a 30 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is intriguing, with aromas of licorice, currant, honey, coffee, coco, and lemon peel. The taste, well was not quite a full and robust as I thought it would be, lots of flavor, but not so intense to knock my shoes off. There are flavors of coffee, coco, anise, molasses, charred oak, celery, grapefruit/lemon/pine, and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and has some pop from the carbonation. A bit of drying/stickiness on the sides of my tongue and back of my soft palate. Yes I would like to drink some more of this brew, but I got the last bottle and being at the end of the supply chain, I can only dream.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 19:27:54 | More by beerprovedwright
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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,241 ratings.