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

3,845 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,845
Reviews: 1,504
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 172
Gots: 451 | FT: 9
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

Stout brewed with Brewer's Licorice.
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Ratings: 3,845 | Reviews: 1,504
Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from tap at a tasting. Very nice stout. Not perfect but absolutely nothing wrong with it.

Photo of uvachief
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Too thin in the mouth. Too low abv. Easy drinking stout with chocolate and coffee flavors. Only 6% abv. Not bad but not great.

Photo of bongobeer
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

very dark good looking stout with a nice earthy, malty taste and slight licorice finish?

Photo of alarmclock314
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Huge smoked malt and char presence in this beer. Reminds me of a less potent version of Dark Horse's Fore Smoked Stout, but with more carbonation and a lighter mouthfeel.

Photo of lwillitz
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - 2 fingers of dark tan over a pitch black body (red-orange highlights), decent web of lace

S - roast malts, smoke, licorice

T - caramel sweetness, lots of burnt flavor, dark chocolate, bitter coffee, licorice, burnt aftertaste

M - chewy, smooth, full body, moderate carbonation

O - This is a good stout. The licorice improves the flavor in a unique way.

Photo of 12YEW55311
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I really like this one. Tastes a bit like a bonfire.. Like burnt wood. Dark with tan head.. I'm not getting much licorice taste but I don't eat much licorice. Smokey and sip able.

Photo of Gajo74
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A delightful stout! Pours apiece black with a creamy head. Strong coffee aroma. Taste of roasted malts and with a nice hoppy finish. Smooth and creamy. Another great effort by Bells Brewery.

Photo of meganrosso
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a very strong charcoal smell and was very dark. Could only drink one because of how filling it is

Photo of Azaitouna
3.41/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The look was brown/purple. The smell was dark, dry, and with hints of licorice. l I did not like the smell or the look of the beer. Then, the taste was dry, roasted, hot, spicy, and bitter. Overall, the beer would be good for someone who enjoyed those flavors and aromas but for me I would never recommend this beer or try it again.

Photo of KatieS5643
2.34/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a fan of this beer. But I do not usually like stouts. It is a dark brown beer with a strong scent to be expected. It tased dry, bitter, and had an overwhelming roasted flavor. It is not the worst Stout I've had

Photo of Maiora13
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Moving past the strange artwork on the front. This stout has clearly been perfected for years from the Bell's family. Delicious and not overpowering, while simultaneously being full of flavor and easy to drink.

Photo of rbjorkman
2.12/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

- Very dark color (dark brown)
- Choclatey creamy flavor
- goes down smoothly
- smokey

Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is the ideal stout. It comes out of the bottle very dark and coffee looking. It is bitter to the smell and reminded me of a great cup of coffee. It is really easy to drink and doesn't sit heavily in your stomach like a lot of dark beers. It also has subtle notes of coffee within. I personally love stouts and porters, so this beer holds a great place in my heart.

Photo of claudialeshok
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

has strong coffee taste, almost black in color

Photo of partains
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: dark brown/black
Smell: roasted coffee beans
Taste: bitter, roast flavors with a hint of chocolate
Overall: unpleasant, I do not like dark beers and it was too bitter

Photo of Garrett19
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great stout. I will be looking for this one again. Substantial mouth feel, sweet taste with little bitterness.

Photo of CashChel
4.77/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great dark beer with full body, a delightful coffee aroma and smooth taste with hints of licorice.

Photo of lucasra1
2.41/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Deep chocolate brown color, coffee and malt aromas, bitter with notes of chocolate.
Intense beer, depth of flavor.

Photo of Sydney10
3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Visual: Pours an attractive dark chocolate color.
Smell: Intense smell of coffee.
Taste: Burnt coffee overwhelms the taste of the beer. Light chocolate and black licorice flavors as well.
Overall: Very bitter and taste is too much related to coffee. I would not drink this again.

Photo of Joseph01
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color - Dark brown

Aroma - coffee beans

Palate - Chocolate, coffee hints, roasted flavor

Overall - Creamy and delicious stout

Photo of whitephi
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark look with coffee and chocolate flavor that gives off bitter taste

Photo of jmalina121
2.9/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer has a rich brown color and an aroma of coffee beans. It has a bitter, roasted flavor, as well as notes of black licorice and chocolate.

Photo of wilgenb1
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

rich brown color with a strong roasted bitter flavor with black licorice hints as well as coffee

Photo of MakenziMantey
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

The color of this beer is a dark brown. The aroma you get is a light coffee smell and is kind of weak. Tasting this beer is a lot like smelling it. It is strong and taste a lot like coffee and not much else.

Photo of capilial
1.06/5  rDev -73.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I truly do not enjoy stouts. They are heavy, dark, thick, and extremely difficult to drink.

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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