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

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Bell's Kalamazoo StoutBell's Kalamazoo Stout

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3,630 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,630
Reviews: 1,450
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 159
Gots: 331 | 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:
Stout brewed with Brewer's Licorice.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001)
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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another brewery whose products don't normally come to my state. Acquired one bottle in a mixed six while travelling through western Pennsylvania in October.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Opaque black with the barest clear ruby hioghlight at the bottom when seen through light, topped by an inch and a half tan head which receded slowly to rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Dark chocolate and cold coffee.

t: Same combo up front followed by a moderate balancing hop bite. Bitterness lingers at the sides of the tongue. Dry to bitter finish. Later the black coffee tends to become dominate and some ash taste builds in the back of the mouth, no doubt to match my own fat ash, which is building from drinking so many stouts without balancing them with enough exercise.

m: Medium, good body, carbonation tingle is light to moderate.

o: A great-looking stout which is a little lighter bodied than some but tasty.

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Poured into a snifter. About 5 months old.

A: Black with a ruby rim. A tan half finger head that dissipates fast. Decent lacing.

S: Picking up coffee notes, anise, dark chocolate and vanilla. Very inviting.

T: Smooth, robust. Follows nose with a nice vanilla finish.

M: Medium with medium to heavy carbonation.

O: A terrific sipper. Great with cheddar cheese or something chocolate.

Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,630 ratings.