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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

3,703 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,703
Reviews: 1,462
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 170
Gots: 378 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, viscous jet black with a tan head.

Smell- very nice, vanilla, oak, cocoa, roasted barley

Taste- taste follows with vanilla, oak, touch of anise, cocoa, cola, roasted barley

Feel- fairly light, decent amount of carbonation

A great stout, comparable to a Deschutes Obsidian or SN stout

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3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a bottled-on date of 11/26/2012.

Appearance: Pours with a thick, light-brown head with good retention, leaving considerable lace. Very dark brown to black and completely opaque.

Aroma: Charred wood, baker's chocolate, roasted coffee beans, caramel, and dark fruits.

Taste: Flavor begins with a smack of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. A subdued caramelly, milk-chocolate sweetness lingers behind all the roast and increases at it warms. Very long, bitter finish consisting mainly of bitterness from the roasted malts and hops. Very slight alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with high carbonation. Slight astringency from all the roasted malts.

Overall Impression: A very complex stout for its relatively low ABV, with heavy emphasis on the roasted/charred flavors. I only wish it was balanced with a bit more lighter malt character and sweetness. The body seemed a bit thin, although the high carbonation is partially to blame.

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,703 ratings.