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

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very good

3,476 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,476
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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3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BOD 2/22/14. Pitch black pour with a very good head. Lacing and retention are also very good. Surprisingly light nose of chocolate and roast over a mineral note. Rich heavy medium body with a nice creamy texture. Below average carbonation with almost no effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is balanced, but lacks the complexity found in world class stouts. It begins with chocolate, fades to roast and flows into a mild sweetness with a licorice note. Hops and roast create a slightly bitter middle with just a hint of coffee and NO dark fruit. The finish is slightly astringent.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Recommended by a friend and I wasn't disappointed.

A - Black color with a light khaki colored head with light lacing.

S - Nice roasty aroma with some malty, chocolate, and licorice tones. The roasty sweetness seems to be predominant but there is no mistaking the licorice with a good sniff. Possibly some hops but not prevailing.

T - Great roasty, cocoa, licorice, malt, caramel, and light hop flavors dance across the tongue. It's complex and almost muddled but still delicious and drinkable. Overall it is slightly sweet but it is balanced with the roasted character and bitterness. Not overpowering or cloying but enough flavors to make you really enjoy the drink.
M - Moderate to high mouth-feel but not cloying. Light carbonation which is nice since it doesn't have any acidic bite which helps smooth the mouth-feel. On the thicker side of a standard American Stout but very drinkable

Overall, this a great American Stout. This is a very delicious beer that gives you all the flavors of a stout with that little extra licorice flavor. I would still prefer an Imperial Stout but this beer is a stout that I could drink all night long if it was cold outside and I wasn't in the mood for hops. Better than any dry stout out there but if hate licorice I wouldn't recommend it. Dark beer fans met your new go-to beer.

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,476 ratings.