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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,556 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,556
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 155
Gots: 311 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Travcofarms, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

TheConnMan, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ESeab, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of GoldHorde
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bell's beers are always a sound purchase; like Founder's, they rarely disappoint. Bell's offering of Kalamazoo Stout is a little light in body (mouthfeel) for me BUT I do really like the introduction of licorice accent and aftertaste.

POURS/HEAD: Opaque black with a dense tan head.

AROMA: Didn't notice a licorice scent in the aroma; smell was sweet malt and burnt caramel.

TASTE: Sweet edge with a high-hat cymbal and reverb.

I'll have this again for further thoughts.

GoldHorde, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Louis_Toschner, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

crytion, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Shuffledaddy
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours about a finger width of head, mocha to tan in color. Smells of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Tastes of espresso, chicory, and licorice with just a bit of smoky peat. Mouthfeel is not very fizzy due to low carbonation, but rather thick and rich. Overall, a nice smoky stout. Can't go wrong with Bell's and this beer is no exception.

Shuffledaddy, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

CMOrak, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Justind04, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Mcallaghan04, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of cdkrenz
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle cellared for two years at 42.5 degrees F.

A - Black as night with only wisps of head.

S - Roasted malts with a hinting of coffee.

T - Deep roastiness in the malts with a slight smokey taste and a tiny bit of nut. There is a small something in the flavor here that may not fit.

M - Medium to thick body with only a slight coarse feel.

~ I'm not sure the cellar did much if anything for this brew. That being said, I wouldn't shy away from it either.

cdkrenz, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

muskiesman, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ejimhof, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

kell50, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Kevin79, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Duvel, Mar 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49.7%

BGsWo22, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a deep, dark brown with a half inch of beige head. The aroma offers molasses, dark roast, black coffee. Malty with dark roasted coffee. Rich and slightly sweet, finishing bitter. Molasses with a touch of dark chocolate. Medium bodied with moderately low carbonation. Another solid offering from Bell's.

Huhzubendah, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

higgsboson, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Herky21, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

CMUbrew, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

BlackTuesday, Mar 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

chippo33, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ldhughes3, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of scratch69
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black in color with a fingers worth of dark tan head. fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee.

Taste- Roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa flavors with just a hint of licorice.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Very smooth and creamy with a slightly dry finish.

Overall- A great tasting stout. Not as big a licorice flavor as advertised but the other flavors were blended nicely.

scratch69, Mar 02, 2013
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 3,556 ratings.