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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,179 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,179
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 145
Gots: 220 | 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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Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -43.6%

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jmich24

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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target88

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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Iamjeff6

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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DeltaFour

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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kjrod20

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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JRosolen

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Funky-Brewster

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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ubenumber2

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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kilobees

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-17-2014 03:13:33 | More by kilobees
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Pelletben

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-16-2014 23:13:38 | More by Pelletben
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Draesith

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.8%

06-16-2014 22:48:46 | More by Draesith
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fscottkey

New York

3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Notes: Born on 11/21/13 (current date 6/15/14).

A: Dark brown/black with a nice 1 finger "stout" head (where the individual bubbles are barely distinguishable).

S: Mostly coffee and some toffee. A slight metallic scent too.

T: Hearty roasted malts. The roasted flavor is really present early. The late gives way to a bit of bitter coffee flavor.

M: Nice mouth feel - not quite coating but pretty rich and thick. Slight carbonation.

O: The word "licorice" in the description scared me (I hate licorice). But there are no discernible "licorice" flavors in the beer. I mark that as a big plus. Very nice roast flavor with a modest 6.0% ABV. There are not a lot of complexities of chocolate and coffee - but this is still a well made and good tasting stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 01:58:23 | More by fscottkey
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slainte001


4/5  rDev +0.3%

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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Ristaccia

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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woosterbill

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, batch 10121 (winter '10/'11 I believe); since it's well beyond the intended drinking window, I've given it a score that won't affect its average rating. Consider the following notes more illustrative than evaluative.

A: Black body, brown highlights, and a full two fingers of frothy tan head. Great retention and lacing. Really excellent, particularly for being as old as it is.

S: Some unpleasant cardboard notes of oxidation, along with dark fruits, licorice, dark chocolate, and leather. Complex, but not all that enticing.

T: Follows the nose - old, musty, fruity, bittersweet, and roasty. There's a lot going on, but not all of it good.

M: Smooth and slick medium body with moderate carbonation. Just fine.

O: I drank this back-to-back with a similarly aged Double Cream Stout (I think they were both part of a mixed six-pack I put together a few years back and forgot about in the cellar), and I was a little surprised that the Double Cream held up far better. Neither was anywhere near as good as fresh, but the Kalamazoo really fell off.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-09-2014 23:34:37 | More by moshea
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,179 ratings.