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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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3,561 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,561
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 156
Gots: 311 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

navband, Jul 13, 2014
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dsauter, Nov 28, 2011
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TheLevi4000, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

brewQ, Jun 24, 2005
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

dhmxray, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

r0nyn, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Justind04, Mar 10, 2013
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optimator705, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

InfernoBoss, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JamesStreet, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

mdaschaf, Apr 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mrelizabeth, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DTSweet, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ipc2000, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

fairdinkum2, Mar 04, 2010
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

whatname, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

cspieth, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Damian74Shensky, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark black color with a thick creamy medium colored tan head that leaves lacing all around the glass. The aroma is dark roasted malt with some cocoa. The taste is roasted malts with a semi-sweet and bitter finish. Overall, this is a solid stout that is recommended.

cjgator3, Aug 06, 2007
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Mpenders, Sep 05, 2014
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cliff1066, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this in a trade from davide169 and tasted on 7/28/07
Appearance: A dark brown, almost black beer with a nice tan head
Smell: Roasted barley and oats, black licorice
Taste: Sweet, roasty, a hint of chocolate malts
Mouthfeel: Smooth, above average stout feel
Drinkability: Pretty good. I could drink a few of these

bradford, Jul 29, 2007
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Hessian257, Feb 16, 2014
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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