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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,556 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,556
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 155
Gots: 311 | FT: 10
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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Poured into a Riedel tulip. The beer itself is pitch black and the pour kicks up a beautiful tan head that keep growing for a second after the pour, and leaves a ridiculous coating of lace throughout the duration of the beer!

Aroma is equally wonderful. Semi-sweet chocolate, perfect (slight) amount of roastiness, along with hints of coffee and dark fruit. Not a particularly strong aroma, but there are some really good smells in there.

Taste is absolutely incredible. Just the perfect mix of roasty bitterness, dark fruit, and creaminess. The semi-sweet chocolate, hints of coffee, and dark fruit all come through from the nose, with some nice grainy malt flavors thrown in. When I think about it, there's a hint of licorice that I probably wouldn't have noticed if it didn't say "brewed with brewer's licorice," but it really adds to the flavor. The finish is slightly, perfectly, bitter, with a glorious creamy, chocolatey, malty aftertaste. This has some wonderful desert beer flavors without being very sweet at all, which is exactly what I would want! Really amazing.

Mouthfeel is to die for - medium-bodied, but amazingly silky and creamy, with a light amount of carbonation. Perfect for the flavor!

Overall, I can hardly imagine a better stout. I feel like I could just knock these back one right after the other, and with the relatively low ABV, I probably could! Absolutely perfect flavors and feeling - they really hit this one out of the park!

MasterfulIdiot, Oct 26, 2014
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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 3,556 ratings.