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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

3,224 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,224
Reviews: 1,423
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 146
Gots: 224 | 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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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-16-2011 00:38:14 | More by RyanPS
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Alabama

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Illinois

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Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-11-2011 07:58:50 | More by Clandestinex
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Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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wo87810

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-22-2011 19:40:26 | More by wo87810
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-27-2011 22:18:46 | More by rwilde
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-25-2012 23:02:04 | More by williamjbauer
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-06-2013 10:16:58 | More by valkyre65
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-27-2011 15:49:35 | More by SPRichard
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navband

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-13-2014 01:26:36 | More by navband
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dsauter

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-28-2011 00:10:16 | More by dsauter
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TheLevi4000

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

10-20-2013 00:59:14 | More by TheLevi4000
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brewQ

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Truly a black beer- just a tinge of red on the edges of the pour.
Tightly knit caramel colored head- darker than some beers by itself!

Chocolate and coffeee notes rise from this roasted malt brew.
Not nearly as intimidating to the taste as it might appear-.

Keep sippin- you'll find a nice even coating without cloying at the finish.
A different kind of drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2005 02:40:14 | More by brewQ
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dhmxray

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-30-2014 21:26:06 | More by dhmxray
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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r0nyn

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Justind04

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-10-2013 01:52:59 | More by Justind04
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an inky black with a one finger mocha colored head. Decent retention leaving a little bit of foam in the center and ring on the outer edge. Moderate lacing.

S: Not overly strong smelling. A sweet smelling beer, coffee, licorice, some brown sugar, and molasses. I get a little bit of butter as well.

T: The predominant flavors are coffee and mocha, but the coffee is more like coffee ice cream than hot coffee. There is a roasted malt flavor in the middle a little bit as well as hints of chocolate, molasses, and oatmeal.

M: Creamy and chewy. Medium to full bodied, nice carbonation that seems to fit well. Has a surprisingly dry finish.

O: Quite happy with this beer. Glad that the coffee doesn't overwhelm the beer since I am not a fan of coffee beers. Not my favorite stout, but I wouldn't turn it away.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 01:17:15 | More by mdaschaf
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mrelizabeth

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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fairdinkum2

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad I finally got to try this stout. I have some Bell's Expedition Stout too, so I'm looking forward to the horizontral tasting.

Poured into a tulip glass. Nice, creamy dark tan head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left decent lacing and a lingering collar. Not quite midnight black.

Other efforts of this style I've tried taste like cold cups of bitter coffee. Not Bell's Kalamazoo. Rich aromas of roasted malts and dried fruits.

Rich coffee and dark chocolate flavors, mingle with roasted malt and alcohol sweetness. Touch of bitterness on the finish. Not as dry as some in this style, but that's not to say it's sweet either, because it's not. Nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 02:36:40 | More by fairdinkum2
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,224 ratings.