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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

3,258 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,258
Reviews: 1,424
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 147
Gots: 231 | 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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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a deep dark brown/oily black with a one finger fizzy khaki head that fades rather quickly leaving a light halo and thin wisps. No real side lacing.

S - Smell isnt bad, lots of roasted and sweet malts with some super faint licorice. Really wish there was more of this.

T - Taste is more of the run of the mill with roasted lightly smokey malts, faint sweetness. Some very faint almost burnt bitterness and light licorice. Again, expecting more licorice.

M - Mouthfeel is nice for a stout. Medium carbonation prevents this from being a creamy stout.

O - Overall, kind of disappointed by this beer. Was expecting more chocolate, coffee, something. Anything.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 21:28:46 | More by rudzud
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Motor oil black with a large, dark khaki head which dissipates slowly, leaving some nice lacing.

S: Wish the nose was a little stronger but it's nice. Licorice, dark fruits, baker's chocolate, espresso

T: Bittersweet baker's chocolate and dark coffee up front, licorice and dark fruits (mostly plum) through the middle, with a bitter, possibly hoppy finish reminding you it's a beer. Hints of walnut throughout.

M: Thicker than I thought--pretty full-bodied. Velvet-smooth with little noticeable carbonation,

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 01:47:04 | More by circus_cat
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

10-02-2012 00:59:33 | More by Ri0
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-30-2012 23:59:32 | More by Horbar
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Poppaweasel

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-29-2012 10:59:55 | More by Poppaweasel
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dbfp210

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-29-2012 04:29:56 | More by dbfp210
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-28-2012 10:00:10 | More by Beeradelphia
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mikeradebaugh

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-27-2012 02:45:42 | More by mikeradebaugh
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-25-2012 13:42:27 | More by Satchboogie
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

09-23-2012 23:36:06 | More by RWLawman
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-23-2012 01:53:08 | More by GrantBrennan
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

09-23-2012 00:45:16 | More by Kerrie
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-22-2012 08:21:44 | More by bigbeers84
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JPortillo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-21-2012 23:19:41 | More by JPortillo
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-21-2012 21:17:36 | More by JamesShoemaker
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

09-21-2012 02:26:47 | More by bigeyedfish89
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-20-2012 04:37:02 | More by TheBishopco
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CMERCE


4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-20-2012 02:03:47 | More by CMERCE
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soccerfancooch

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.8%

09-18-2012 16:39:07 | More by soccerfancooch
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NathanFink

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-18-2012 15:46:27 | More by NathanFink
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Kasteel goblet.

Appearance- Think Coke a cola. Even the head had small carbonation bubbles like when you first pour it. Good lacing also.

Smell- Lots of chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, some charcoal and boozy notes.

Taste- Basically tastes like a black coffee with a hop kick at the end.

Mouthfeel- Medium body which makes for an easy drinking stout.

Overall- Great looking and smelling beer. I only wish it was some what sweeter to balance with the roasted coffee and hops flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 02:40:47 | More by BrownAleMale
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-18-2012 01:09:52 | More by Keith_R
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a thick brown/back pour, 2 fingers of tan head, excellent lacing. smells of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, red wine. very sweet up front with an oaked bitterness (and roasted grains), black coffee, tobacco, still getting that port/red wine taste.

medium body (looked heavier when poured), moderate carbonation, slightly chalky.

an awesome stout by a great brewery. hard to believe the java stout was a bit more subtle than this on the roasted flavors..

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 09:58:51 | More by facundoCNB
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

09-14-2012 03:45:33 | More by Brushkanna
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,258 ratings.