Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by troysoy2:
3.98/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11/14/11 DOB, poured into a pint glass.
Opaque black, with just a hint of red to it. Bubbly, one and a half finger of light tan head quickly reduces to a thin covering. A bit of webby lacing.
Nice, but subdued raosty smell. A hint of bitter chocolate, and maybe even the faintest bit of a dark fruit to it. Definitely not to the degree of a Belgian, though. Still, interesting. The chocolate comes out even more as it warms up.
The taste is robust. A balanced bit of hop bitterness is definitely there, while the dark malt leaves an amazing roasty, bourbon-esque flavor in your mouth long after you swallow. The mouthfeel is chewy and only ever so slightly carbonated. I don't know how they pulled this off while keeping it at 6% ABV. I'm impressed. A good sipper.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2012 05:25:09 | More by troysoy2
More User Reviews:
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
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
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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