Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.63/5 rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a goblet, it ends up black. The head is modest, retention is held to some patches of tan bubbles and a ring around the edge.
The licorice is slightly evident in the aroma, evident enough that I could have picked up on it not seeing the label first. However, it definitely gives up center stage to a massive coffee character.
Only fleeting dashes of sweetness challenge the coffee flavor. This is definitely a beer for those who fancy a cup of joe. As it warms, and my taste-buds grow immune to the roasted bitterness, the coffee flavor almost morphs into sweet coffee jelly beans. Fruity hop aromas begin to emerge as well, revealing a more complex flavor than I gave it credit for minutes ago.
The body isn't overly robust, albeit extremely easy to drink. The carbonation is gentle, and the fluffy mouthfeel has a slippery character to it. It finishes pretty dry, aiding to it's effortless quaffability.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2012 02:59:43 | More by climax
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