Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.03/5 rDev +1%
Pours dark giving way to a nice brown head. The smell is strong of coffee some caramel. Taste is roast, toasty with a strong flavor, coffee, chocolate, hint of vanilla. A creamy and thick mouth feel with interesting bitterness. This here is a robust porter
01-04-2013 02:12:11 | More by patpbr
4.23/5 rDev +6%
Poured into snifter with a 1 finger tan head which quickly dissipated leaving slight lacing. Beer is very dark colored. Aroma filled with roasted malts, vanilla and toffee. Great roasted flavor with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Beer finished bitter with notes of hops and licorice. Medium body, less heavy than I expected based on the appearance. Moderate amount of carbonation, could be slightly creamier. Overall a great beer with lots of flavor. This is the first Bell's that I've had, looking forward to trying more!
12-31-2012 04:22:25 | More by brod25
4.43/5 rDev +11%
Syrupy, dark brown body with a prominent, malty, chest nut colored head.
Faint hints of malt and licorice.
Medium-heavy with noticeable carbonation and plenty of fizz going down. Doesn’t feel heavy like the coloration and consistency might suggest.
Definitely a very slight licorice taste up front with a bit of grain, almost a hint of rye. Nothing very strong or dominating stands out, but a very sharp, tasty beer in its relative simplicity.
This a great, quality tasting stout, especially given the good price I picked a bottle up for on a whim. Often it seems stouts can be a little heavy on coffee or chocolatey tastes, but there was none of that noticeable to me in this beer which works to its benefit. Because of its fairly low profile, but all around crisp and relatively mild flavor, it’s definitely something I could drink with some regularity. I will certainly be purchasing it again in greater quantity in the future.
12-28-2012 02:31:40 | More by Robalypse
4.2/5 rDev +5.3%
a-beautiful black pour with short-lasting caramel head. fine bubbles, but quick to collapse. almost no lacing.
s-enticing roasted malts and sweet cocoa.
t-bitter dark chocolate and macadamia nuts. sweeter upfront and more coffee and balancing bitterness on the finish.
m-well carbonated and a bit more body than i was expecting. swishing it shifted the taste more toward coffee and macadamia.
o-a very good stout, and a shame i cannot get this and other bell's beer in california. i'll continue to buy this when i can.
12-26-2012 05:50:37 | More by neverenoughhops
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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