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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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very good

3,701 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,701
Reviews: 1,462
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 170
Gots: 376 | FT: 9
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

Stout brewed with Brewer's Licorice.
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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with minimal tan lacing that slowly dissipates to rough patches.

S: Roasted malts, some dark syrupy notes of molasses and dark fruits. Some coffee and typical stout notes are somewhat present as well.

T: Dark molasses and fruits are the predominant tastes here, different than the usual chocolate/coffee dominated mouthfeel. Dark fruits are mildly present on the backend with roasted malts mixed in here and there.

M: Full bodied with a decent amount of complexity, medium-low amount of carbonation and a very small hint of alcohol.

O: Overall, quite good, again, somewhat different than the usual stout, but still quite good in its own respects.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a deep Ebony colour with a large tanned head that reduces to a one fingered head.

S - Heavy roasted malt and molassis aromas, small hint of sweetness and cocoa and hop.

T - Up front some nice vanilla flavours, followed by nice roasted malts and finishes with a slightly sweet coffee flavour. Nice balance and the finish is long.

M - Medium to full body with low carbonation.

O - A very tasty brew with a nice balance. The coffee is very well presented.

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3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/14/11 DOB, poured into a pint glass.

Opaque black, with just a hint of red to it. Bubbly, one and a half finger of light tan head quickly reduces to a thin covering. A bit of webby lacing.

Nice, but subdued raosty smell. A hint of bitter chocolate, and maybe even the faintest bit of a dark fruit to it. Definitely not to the degree of a Belgian, though. Still, interesting. The chocolate comes out even more as it warms up.

The taste is robust. A balanced bit of hop bitterness is definitely there, while the dark malt leaves an amazing roasty, bourbon-esque flavor in your mouth long after you swallow. The mouthfeel is chewy and only ever so slightly carbonated. I don't know how they pulled this off while keeping it at 6% ABV. I'm impressed. A good sipper.

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,701 ratings.