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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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very good

3,700 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,700
Reviews: 1,462
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 169
Gots: 374 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (bottled on 3/11/13)

A: Pitch black with a slightly mocha-colored head that is minimal and with almost no lacing.

S: Sweet, roasted malts and an interesting licorice-type flavor.

T: Dry, just like their Porter I just had. Mainly roasty flavors with a bit of day old filtered black coffee in their for some bitterness.

M: Very smooth with just a small steady stream of bubbles that provide a bit of texture.

O: Their Porter and Stout aren't making me too excited for their much lauded Expedition Stout. Too dry and without prominent flavors for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a beautiful dark chocolate with a darker tan 1 finger head with very nice retention

S - Huge aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee. Nice caramelly background as well. My only complaint would be I did not detect any aromas of Licorce as advertised on the label. Very nice smelling beer otherwise!

T - Not nearly as sweet as I anticipate! Nice smoke flavor that I did not pick up on the aromas. Definately more roasted coffee and caramels tastes than chocolate, but a very nicely done stout. Still not picking up on the licorce though

M - Light to medium bodied stout Thinner than I anticpated and not as carbonated as I would like. Slick feelnig in the mouth

O - A very good solid stout. Nice smokey and roasted coffee flavors. With it being a lighter feeling stout, a person could easily have multiples.

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,700 ratings.