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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

3,350 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,350
Reviews: 1,431
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 147
Gots: 253 | FT: 11
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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seanwhite

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-14-2011 16:52:19 | More by seanwhite
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saucier

Alabama

5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-14-2012 23:32:16 | More by saucier
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k06wb01


5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-22-2012 17:43:33 | More by k06wb01
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spankdog42

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-15-2011 03:53:55 | More by spankdog42
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tree777

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-17-2012 17:20:39 | More by tree777
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Stankonia

Idaho

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-15-2011 05:34:21 | More by Stankonia
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buckyp

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-10-2011 20:06:51 | More by buckyp
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gleemonger

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-12-2013 22:22:38 | More by gleemonger
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +25.3%

Bell's Kalamazoo Stout. Long time drinker, first time reviewer.

Midnight in a glass poured into a Chimay Goblet. Tan, root beer float head, dense and creamy. Lacing like spackel to be chiseled off the walls of the glass. Perfect.

The aroma starts spicy and fruity, showing the generous hops that go into this masterpiece. Milk chocolate and clove fill out the graceful yet full aroma.

The taste has amazing complexity. Smoke, chocolate, cloves, graham cracker, almonds, hazelnuts, milk chocolate, oak, dark fruit, it's all together in a whirlwind of flavor.

Mouthfeel is thick and smooth, without being heavy.

The drinkability is great. All nighter, everyday.

11-03-2006 05:59:43 | More by sacrelicio
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zainyolprospector

Indiana

5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-06-2014 17:17:35 | More by zainyolprospector
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GoldenChild

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-16-2011 17:30:07 | More by GoldenChild
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UncleE

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-30-2011 16:12:17 | More by UncleE
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wages

Missouri

5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-14-2012 23:17:57 | More by wages
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Pelletben

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-16-2014 23:13:38 | More by Pelletben
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zenithberwyn

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-25-2012 08:29:21 | More by zenithberwyn
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rprinz22

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-08-2012 22:05:36 | More by rprinz22
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dan027

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-28-2013 22:07:35 | More by dan027
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carnoustie7

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-22-2011 01:32:43 | More by carnoustie7
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Smokebox_79

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-12-2013 02:58:53 | More by Smokebox_79
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1fastz28

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.3%

well money has been tight so i haven't had the luxury to buy some good beer but i decided to splurge for something new. Beer pours darker than almost any other beer i can think of, its as dark as celebrator easily. It may be the darkest beer i've ever had. Smells of toffee and sweet roasted malt, with maybe some chocolate in there. Taste is fantastic as one would expect from bells, the alcohol is barely noticeable and the chocolate smell is much more pronounced in the mouth. It really is a good beer, and i'm going to savor this 6 pack.

09-23-2011 00:09:13 | More by 1fastz28
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r3o

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-15-2011 00:20:02 | More by r3o
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adrian21

Virginia

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-16-2011 00:22:27 | More by adrian21
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bboven

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.3%

My favorite stout hands down. It has a unique bitterness for a stout that smacks your tongue instead of shaking its hand. The initial pow is balanced with malty, coffeey, chocolaty, desserty tastes. It smells of all the best things available to the style.

07-25-2007 01:16:23 | More by bboven
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Mitchster

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.3%

OG=1.065, 6.3% ABV.

Mmmm, another Kzoo. This delicious brew pours out ink-black, not even a wisp of chestnut at the edges of the glass when held to a halogen lamp. Forms a whipped, meringue-like dark tan head atop medium bubbles with gobs of tenancious lace. The head always remains at least 1/2" thick. Aroma is heavenly, with lots of sweet milk chocolate, walnuts, peanut butter, bitter dark chocolate, sweet vanilla beans, oily french roast, and hints of burnt marshmallows while sitting around a smoky campfire. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and lightly oily with a thick, chewy body. Carbonation is mild to moderate. Taste starts out with lots of bittersweet chocolate, followed by faint woodiness, sticky dark malts, a subtle sourness, full city roast coffee, a wisp of alcohol, a pleasant chalkiness, and ending in a drawn-out cascade of aphrodisiac bittering hops and tons of chocolate and black patent malts. As it warms, the carbonation disperses, and the elements mellow, making it all the more satisfying. Absolutely no off-flavors, and an absolute perfection in complexity, character, and nuances.

I don't know how the magicians over in Kzoo do it, but despite being so rich and complex, this brew is extremely drinkable. The only thing better than this is having it on tap. I feel sorry for the people who don't have access to all of Kzoo's brews. They brew some of the finest beer you'll ever have. This is an exceptional beer that I couldn't live without, and one of the only reasons I still live in Michigan. A World-Class King of Stouts. Cheers!

02-22-2003 17:37:59 | More by Mitchster
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-05-2012 17:25:08 | More by MarkyMOD
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,350 ratings.