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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

3,259 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,259
Reviews: 1,424
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 147
Gots: 232 | 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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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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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,259 ratings.