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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Kalamazoo StoutBell's Kalamazoo Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,985 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2985
Reviews: 1406
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%


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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Ratings: 2,985 | Reviews: 1,406 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by irishmoss:
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irishmoss

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This pours black in the glass with a thick billowing root beer float kind of head that leaves nice patches of lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is sweet malts, biscuits, and chocolate. The taste is sweet chocolate and caramel with some hop bitterness and roasted/burnt coffee flavors in the end. Absolutely smooth and velvety across the mouth, medium to full body…very drinkable. Wildly impressed with this stout…

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2005 05:28:24 | More by irishmoss
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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.

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A: Dark. Still. Thin and waif-like off-white head disappears to a 1 mm ring. Opaque and deep ruby at the edges.

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 2,985 ratings.