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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

3,229 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,229
Reviews: 1,424
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 146
Gots: 226 | 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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shoky01

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz chilled and poured into a pint.

A: Dark black, almost opaque. Oil slick. 1/4 inch brown tan head. Light carbonation.

S: Malts, a light smokiness with licorice.

T: Coffee, and bitterness. Its more real black licorice than jelly bean. Slight vanilla.

MF. Fizzy and smooth. Little sticky.

OA: Its okay, more regular stout than licorice. I liked the Stone Belgo Anise IRS better, just had the stronger anise.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 03:13:47 | More by shoky01
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EvoRich

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look. Poured into a Pint, it pours very very dark. Basically black. About a finger of caramel head which dissipates after a few moments.

Smell: Deep, roasted, dark chocolate, hint of coffee and sweetness.

Taste: Very dark roasted flavors with just a hint of chocolate and coffee. Very little hop bitterness, but a lot of maltiness. Very good!

Feel: Full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall: I'm liking this stout much more than I anticipated. Unsure as to why the ratings aren't higher.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 22:36:57 | More by EvoRich
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woopigscotty

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-22-2014 21:44:58 | More by woopigscotty
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-22-2014 21:18:01 | More by Drew88
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ksills

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-22-2014 17:09:54 | More by ksills
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ambiguousfigures

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.8%

07-22-2014 16:37:41 | More by ambiguousfigures
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snarygare

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-21-2014 21:07:05 | More by snarygare
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-21-2014 19:29:04 | More by curlybird
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Fahrn13


3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-21-2014 01:27:44 | More by Fahrn13
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Gear54

Indiana

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. 5/1/14 is the freshness date

A: Pours black with with thick tan foam and tons of lace

S: malts and chocolate and coffee. The aroma is a bit weak but I can pick out the individual notes.

T: sweeter than I thought. cocoa and malts mostly with sweetness on the finish

M: Middle of the road but very drinkable.

O: not my favorite from bells but I wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to me.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 00:36:14 | More by Gear54
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-20-2014 21:42:55 | More by Howlader
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GallowsThief

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-20-2014 16:22:39 | More by GallowsThief
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tylerrash

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-20-2014 03:35:39 | More by tylerrash
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-20-2014 00:08:35 | More by Nightrain87
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oxfordmini

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-19-2014 20:38:12 | More by oxfordmini
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Jaywalsh20

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-19-2014 13:58:39 | More by Jaywalsh20
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-19-2014 13:30:45 | More by AdmiralOzone
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-19-2014 06:02:53 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-19-2014 05:25:02 | More by CraigTravor
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JesseLara

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-18-2014 22:04:07 | More by JesseLara
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-18-2014 21:18:40 | More by JakerLou
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Small khaki head. Thin collar and a few stray streaks of lacing.

Smell - Roasty malt. Kinda ashy and burnt. Coffee.

Taste - A little more sweet than the nose suggested. Coffee malt. Roastiness builds into the finish. Very burnt and acrid in the back, but it's not excessive. Some sweetness lingers too.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Very drinkable. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Very roasty. Intense and flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2014 23:00:01 | More by Alieniloquium
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-17-2014 20:30:05 | More by DrMindbender
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ZBR101

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-16-2014 23:54:50 | More by ZBR101
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Desimoaj


4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-16-2014 18:50:48 | More by Desimoaj
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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,229 ratings.