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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,568 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,568
Reviews: 1,444
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 156
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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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 01-03-2012
Freshness: Bottled on 09-14-2011
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Single from Publix, Huntsville

Pours a black and opaque beer, with a frothy tan head of 4 fingers. Lacing and head retention are good. Aromas are of rich dark malts, coffee and dark chocolate. The taste follows the smells, with dark roasted coffee being in the forefront. The coffee-like bitterness has a strong flavor and borders on a burnt taste.

The mouthfeel has a medium to high amount of carbonation and a body in the range of moderate to full. Finishes dry with an aftertaste of dark, bitter roasted coffee. Overall a solid stout. On a side note, Bells says this has licorice in it, but I couldn't detect any.

sommersb, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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

Bottle from AJ's Fine Foods in on North Central in Phoenix. Batch 10687, bottled September 14, 2011. 12oz bottle into a chalice. Notably low fill line on the bottle, doesn't even cover the label. Nonetheless...

Pours black and opaque, impenetrable to light. Cocoa brown coloured head of a finger or two, with light retention and some pretty good lace. Nose has some cocoa, licorice and a general sweetness, with a bit of roast. Taste has baker's chocolate, a bit of sugary dark fruits, licorice is more subtle and big kick of roastiness at the end. Good sweetness complements the roasty bitterness and balances it nicely. Pretty fullbodied, with a fairly low carbonation. An excellent stout, I wish I could stock this regularly.

liamt07, Jan 03, 2012
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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 3,568 ratings.