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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

3,316 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,316
Reviews: 1,427
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 147
Gots: 247 | 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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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-23-2012 04:52:54 | More by BigTrubble
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boot11222

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-22-2012 20:27:06 | More by boot11222
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AlphaRanger


4.03/5  rDev +1%

A- Black. Mocha head about 2 fingers worth with fairly good retention

S- Molasses, toffee, vanilla, roasted malt, chocoolate. This beer smelled amazing!! I could define several different notes. Everything melds together nicely.

T- Roasted, slightbitterness from the presence of some hops lingering around. Vanilla, coffee, and a bitter hoppy earthiness.

M- On par for this style. Average carbonation lent a nice smooth and creamy flavor. Doesn't not feel "heavy" at all. Nice bitter finish.

O- A very good stout. A great combination of sweetness and hop bitterness along with notes of vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Several beers from this brewery do not disappoint. I can't wait to sample some of the other stouts in the lineup.

12-22-2012 18:13:45 | More by AlphaRanger
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-20-2012 15:12:55 | More by mcaulifww
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Pecan

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-20-2012 07:52:45 | More by Pecan
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dna1964dna

Idaho

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-20-2012 03:19:21 | More by dna1964dna
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-19-2012 18:51:13 | More by King_KongDCO93
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jgluck

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-19-2012 03:32:45 | More by jgluck
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champ103

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%

I got this review completely wrong the first time around, maybe a bad bottle? A much needed update:

A: Same pour, nearly opaque black. A one finger tan head forms, and recedes to a ring. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind.
S: Big roasted malt in the nose. Toasted bread and biscuit. Roasted coffee and bitter chocolate.
T: A great roasted malt character. Warm baked bread, roasted coffee and bakers chocolate. Excellent.
M/D: A medium to full body. Good carbonation. Creamy and smooth. So easy and to drink. All day with this.

Yep this is an excellent regular stout. Well done and highly recommended.

Original review 12-23-2009
A: Pours a nearly opaque black with a little bit of brown around the edges. A small tan had forms, and leaves some light lace.
S: Musky and dank. Acidic and astringent. Not much else. Some light roasted malt and chocolate.
T: Roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Semi astringent and sharp. Not much here.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Not hard to drink. I can quaff a few of these with ease.

Not bad. A little on the bland side. An average stout. Worth a try, but nothing all that special.

12-19-2012 00:31:19 | More by champ103
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lsolanilla

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +19%

12-18-2012 20:17:01 | More by lsolanilla
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jlindsey

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-17-2012 17:06:30 | More by jlindsey
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-17-2012 14:20:47 | More by grahamboudreaux
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-17-2012 02:59:13 | More by cliff1066
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Caskaway

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-16-2012 05:34:13 | More by Caskaway
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khargro2

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-16-2012 04:42:27 | More by khargro2
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-13-2012 14:48:36 | More by Stinger80OH
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-13-2012 03:39:26 | More by pearljam118
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-12-2012 12:59:27 | More by stairwell2811bre
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-11-2012 01:26:34 | More by NickSMpls
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Rave

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-10-2012 03:35:20 | More by Rave
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-09-2012 20:15:47 | More by jrpapajcik
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Brad7132

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-07-2012 21:47:55 | More by Brad7132
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bob_d_j

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-06-2012 21:47:45 | More by bob_d_j
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krazybartender

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-06-2012 05:15:11 | More by krazybartender
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bradwalrus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-06-2012 02:01:26 | More by bradwalrus
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,316 ratings.