Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by hooligan:
3.38/5 rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Tan label with a curmudgeonly looking gentleman on the front.
Beer pours dark black with some red in the light, 1-finger head colored like dark coffee with cream which dissipates quickly to a soapy film.
Smell is clean with licorice, coffee, slight pepper, and a very faint subdued sweetness, cherry-like.
Big roasted kick upfront, scorched coffee and walnuts. Balanced bitterness with no outstanding floral notes of hops. A potent licorice flavor finishes the beer along with the ever-present coffee notes. Small notes of alcohol phenols keep hinting up but aren't overpowering.
Mouthfeel is ok, slightly fizzy almost like a porter, although I look for a bit more "chunk in the trunk" with stouts, I would like to see a bit more viscosity in this beer.
Pretty good, although after trying other Bell beers I was expecting something a bit more...
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2008 03:16:30 | More by hooligan
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3.66/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Gainesville House of Beers - on-tap
A - black as night. Thin tan head. Looks beautiful, the way I like my home brewed stouts to look.
S - nice roasty/smokiness. Caramel malts evident. Some cocoa in there too.
T - starts out with this nice roasted maltiness. Has chocolate coming out next with some coffee as well. Not as impressive I guess as I had thought.
M - full body but not as oil thick as other stouts. Drinkable and not too heavy.
O - I like it, not even close to some of Bell's other stuff (can you compare anything to Black Note).
Serving type: on-tap
04-11-2014 22:51:16 | More by da_beers
3.36/5 rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This is a good stout. I'm very fond of this brewery. It's a nice deep dark color, can't see thru it. A thin brown head, kind of classic of a stout. The smell is pleasant and very bold. Tastes of rich dark malts, has a heavy coffee malt flavor for me. It's surprisingly dry which really is a nice addition for the mouth feel and drinkability of this beer. It's the first i've had that i'm aware of brewed with brewers licorice. I can't taste it and I do enjoy licorice so I guess i'm slightly disappointed I couldn't pick it apart in that regard from any other dark stout. I picked it out thinking it would be a bit more unique. But if you're a dark beer fan chances are good you will like this beer. You can never go wrong with Bell's.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 23:04:17 | More by MIchelle
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 2,990 ratings.