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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

3,241 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,241
Reviews: 1,424
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 147
Gots: 229 | 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  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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09-17-2012 13:59:02 | More by
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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
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-14-2012 02:27:49 | More by grumpygerman
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Appearance is pretty standard, deep brownish black color, whiteish brownish head. Nothing spectacular here like you see on some other stouts, but still good looking.

S- Smell is very malty, quite roasty, and can definitely smell a hint of licorice that is mentioned it is brewed with. Great smell for a single stout, definitely enjoyable but not over the top.

T- Taste is quite the same as the nose, quite a malty and roasty brew, hints of licorice, coffee, faint malty bitterness on the finish. Quite well rounded for a single stout.

M- Mouthfeel is quite thin in my opinion, seems to be lacking in the mouthfeel department. That is my only beef with this beer, it is not a very full mouthfeel, yet is more on the thin watery side.

O- Overall I think this is a great everyday stout, lower abv, good balance, and something I would go for again if I wanted a low abv stout. I will get the higher abv imperial stouts next time though if I am looking for the stout flavor I love.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 00:47:06 | More by Kmccabe33
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mgironta

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-13-2012 18:56:32 | More by mgironta
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flagmantho

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Packaged 2/21/12.

Appearance: extremely rich, dark brown, letting nearly no light through. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam. Quite attractive.

Smell: rich malty aroma with lots of chocolate character and a little roastiness. There's also an interesting and subtle fruity/toffee character which I really like. There's a little bit of vegetal hop aroma as well, but that's not too much of a drawback from the rest of this great bouquet.

Taste: rich flavor of chocolate, roastiness and more of that beguiling, subtle fruitiness. Bitterness is balanced and the vegetal aroma doesn't come through in the flavor. Really, quite good indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Not bad.

Overall: this is a very good stout. I will definitely have this again, given the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 15:11:32 | More by flagmantho
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California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-12-2012 22:21:58 | More by wethorseblanket
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jivex5k

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-11-2012 13:49:04 | More by jivex5k
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-11-2012 03:21:50 | More by CoryR
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Marty91

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

09-11-2012 01:11:05 | More by Marty91
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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-10-2012 13:43:27 | More by thingummajiggy
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

09-10-2012 02:51:52 | More by tourdot
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EigenBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-10-2012 01:32:58 | More by EigenBeer
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tikisam

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-09-2012 03:41:34 | More by tikisam
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ediaz

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured dark with a relatively thick, nitro like head giving off little nose. Smells of wood, chocolate, and toasted malts. Tastes of dark chocolate, malt, smoke, oak, coffee. Smooth mouthfeel with medium carb. Overall a ~decent stout but if it wasn't local I wouldn't trade for it.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 01:19:03 | More by ediaz
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MKRichey


4.75/5  rDev +19%

09-07-2012 16:49:51 | More by MKRichey
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Mojo

Alabama

4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Kalamazoo Stout pours up a nice black with a minimal tan head and lots of residual delicate lacing left on the glass. Smell is licorice, roasted nuts, coffee, bread, soy sauce, and floral. Mouthfeel is very full erring on the side of less carbonation. Taste is fantastic. Hops at the beginning, sweet in the middle, and hops in the end with a not so disagreeable coffee aftertaste. A magnificent offering from Bells!!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 02:59:31 | More by Mojo
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

09-06-2012 00:34:58 | More by Dave_Treat
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,241 ratings.