Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by iDrinknewglarus:
4.2/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours nice and dark with a big beautiful frothy/pillowy tan head that leaves some very attractive lacing.
S: Smells uniformly sweet and roasted. Has a touch of licorice. I get a fair amount of chocolate, nearly milk chocolate.
T: Taking my first few gulps, its got everything that a good solid stout should have--roasted malts, caramel sweetness, coffee, and a hefty dose of chocolate. The aftertaste is starts with a slightly bitter hop bite and then fades into a dark chocolate layer that keeps building on itself the more you drink it. This is actually a decently bitter stout.
M: Medium, but feels sort of light for a stout, but it makes up for that with its creamy texture. Medium carbonation. Tends to dry you out with a layer of bitter dark chocolate in the aftertaste which I love so much in a stout.
This beer is extremely well executed and very drinkable. After having their sweet and luxurious Double Cream Stout, this one is kind of like that, but with a hefty dose of hops to halt the sweet malts in their place. It is really a toss up between them, and you can't go wrong with either.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2011 00:43:31 | More by iDrinknewglarus
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3.81/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a: very dark almost purply stout, with a caramel-brown head.
s: rich and with unexpected layers of... something. Really complex. Almost chocolatey.
t: I was hoping to be able to taste a little bit of licorice or something different. As it stands it just tastes like a really excellent stout. Little bit tart on the finish.
m: solid and chewy.
o: slightly disappointed in the lack of a really distinct flavour, but this is going up on the list of all-around favourite stouts.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 04:26:08 | More by Antikythera
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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