Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by semihobo:
2.23/5 rDev -44.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5
Time to drink this, batch 8652 from July.
Thick, black, totally opaque. Gorgeous head that forms a meniscus on the glass before slowly dropping, leaving sheets on the sides as it does.
Smells of a locker room: sweat and mice. Stale coffee and a faint bit of earthy hops. Burnt chocolate emerges as it warms.
Astringent and much drier than expected. Toasted whole wheat, overwarmed acidic coffee, tobacco... these sharp, smoky herbal flavors could be the licorice? Tough to recognize without the signature sweetness of licorice candy. Moderate dull hop bitterness on the finish.
Thick body, fairly creamy mouthfeel with a gentle but peppery carbonation.
Tastes like old musty cigar smoke... this is slightly below average for the style. Maybe some sweetness for balance or some other dimensions?
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2009 02:25:34 | More by semihobo
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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
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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