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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

3,345 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,345
Reviews: 1,431
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 147
Gots: 254 | 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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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-09-2013 16:38:26 | More by AlexFields
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-08-2013 20:51:53 | More by lucasj82
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-08-2013 02:33:10 | More by CGMLS3
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-07-2013 14:43:58 | More by comfortablynirm
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deweese

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-06-2013 21:38:55 | More by deweese
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keywestgourmet

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-06-2013 04:07:14 | More by keywestgourmet
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ninaturner

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-06-2013 00:52:10 | More by ninaturner
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pukahi91

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-05-2013 17:38:51 | More by pukahi91
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patpbr

Ohio

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
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FishFrank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-03-2013 18:35:14 | More by FishFrank
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Darkapocalyptica

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-03-2013 18:34:31 | More by Darkapocalyptica
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-02-2013 11:58:44 | More by runlikeakenyan
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-01-2013 08:08:18 | More by RobinLee
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MVanZanten


4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-31-2012 18:36:19 | More by MVanZanten
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brod25

New York

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
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thejoshgray

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-30-2012 04:55:21 | More by thejoshgray
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tJyM4

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

12-30-2012 02:02:02 | More by tJyM4
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-29-2012 04:04:16 | More by brotherloco
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Robalypse

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +11%

Appearance:
Syrupy, dark brown body with a prominent, malty, chest nut colored head.

Smell:
Faint hints of malt and licorice.

Mouthfeel:
Medium-heavy with noticeable carbonation and plenty of fizz going down. Doesn’t feel heavy like the coloration and consistency might suggest.

Taste:
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.

Overall:
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
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Edgerrin32

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-27-2012 05:01:24 | More by Edgerrin32
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-26-2012 21:08:45 | More by nosavingsaccount
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jduprey007

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-26-2012 20:01:31 | More by jduprey007
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neverenoughhops

California

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
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vader06

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.8%

12-25-2012 23:47:54 | More by vader06
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-25-2012 23:02:04 | More by williamjbauer
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,345 ratings.