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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,470 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,470
Reviews: 1,439
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 157
Gots: 290 | FT: 11
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

kbrown, Jan 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

richeddi, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

CanisMajor, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

larbush, Jan 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

DmanGTR, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Seanniek91
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Grey Sail pint.

Appearance- Pitch black with very small mocha head. Great looking stout.

Smell- Roasted malts, cocoa, very light sweet licorice. Thats about it.

Taste- A lot going on here. Bitter malty stout with a light toasted licorice flavor and sweet cocoa. Finishes licoricey.

Mouthfeel- Big, smooth stout with light carbonation. Because of the licorice, I'd like it to be thicker feeling though.

Overall- This is a unique stout that I'm glad I got to try.

Seanniek91, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

popery, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

acsprouse, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Haywire, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

sgoro, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

ComRock12, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

dmorgan310, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

ejyoung, Jan 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Steimie, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

JDizzle, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Ry1975, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

uturn, Jan 21, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

The color is black with a light brown head. The head didn't last long but, left a foamy ring. The smell is of dark roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, dark fruit and caramel. The taste is of dark fruit, bitter chocolate, and licorice. The mouth feel is thick, chewy, velvet, and has nice carbonation. Very good stout!

KingEdward, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

fredmugs, Jan 20, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap while visiting the hometown. Always a treat!

This pours a thick rich creamy chocolate color with a tight cocoa lace.

It has a smooth chocolate roast aroma to it. Flavor is wonderful—dark cocoa, dark roast—big, rich, and smooth. Great finish. As enjoyable as I remembered!

elNopalero, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Kelp, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Mattyb79, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Holland, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

brystmar, Jan 19, 2013
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,470 ratings.