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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,469 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,469
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Not bad at all, it has the substance that you look for in a lower abv stout.

barhoc11, Oct 01, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle dated 8/13/2014. Poured into a Bell's snifter 9/30/2014.

A- Dark cola brown body, thick, brings out a short-lived brown head that nevertheless persists as a thin collar for quite a while. Filmy residue in the middle, a bit of lacing. [3.75]

S- Tons of dark chocolate, bitter cocoa, roast malt, a slight bit of smoke, licorice. A little coffee. Very rich aroma. [4]

F- Bitter cocoa, bitter dark chocolate, bitter roast, bitter licorice. As you can imagine, this is quite bitter. As it warms up, more of the toasted malt sweetness comes out, which rounds things out. Still, this is an extremely bitter stout so be prepared for that. [3.5]

M- Medium bodied, nearly full with a lot of substance to it. Oily, resinous and bitter roast finish. [4]

O- I was surprised by how bitter this beer is. It's definitely one that does well when it warms up a bit more which allows the sweetness to come out. [3.5]

Final score: 3.66

Stevedore, Oct 01, 2014
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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,469 ratings.