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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

3,190 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,190
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 145
Gots: 222 | 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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danyalc

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-16-2011 06:34:29 | More by danyalc
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

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

Pours a five finger brown head that fades to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Black color. Light-medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Chocolate nose. Starts with a roasted/burnt chocolate flavor, some sweetness, nice stout. $1.89 for a 12oz bottle from Chalet Party Goshen, In.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2006 23:26:40 | More by jdhilt
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-25-2014 18:14:26 | More by Mikus
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dave39

North Carolina

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

Don't know why this beer is only rated at 89. I found it to be close to perfect, and I am not a stout guy.

Very subtle coffee, chocolate, and roasted notes hit the nostrils upon opening.

Very pleasant, very drinkable, and extremely well balanced.

A sessionable brew and every day drinkable. Great job, Bells.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 19:14:06 | More by dave39
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aliving1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-03-2012 05:02:14 | More by aliving1
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tmryan21

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-26-2014 16:06:38 | More by tmryan21
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Morakaton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-19-2013 05:11:28 | More by Morakaton
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-10-2014 22:34:05 | More by krome
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harrylee773

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-20-2013 00:44:51 | More by harrylee773
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-14-2011 18:11:22 | More by JRod1969
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-15-2011 19:03:14 | More by justintcoons
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-07-2013 15:50:46 | More by drewone
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rkarimi

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-30-2012 17:49:50 | More by rkarimi
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drperry11

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-27-2012 16:56:35 | More by drperry11
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-19-2013 20:45:32 | More by Antnyd82
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Bobhoya

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-26-2014 05:34:19 | More by Bobhoya
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-05-2012 03:45:08 | More by phishphorce
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque pitch black color even when it's held up to the light. Nice golden-tan head that has settled to a thin lace after a few minutes. Pretty decent head retention.

Smells of roasted malts, with a touch of anise in there as well. Aroma is on the mild side, but it's pleasant.

Smooth roasty and slightly bitter all at the same time. Maybe a little bit of licorice in there, and it's just a tad smokey.

Medium mouthfeel, a touch thin for the style.

Very easy to drink. I could see myself polishing off a 6er if I was in the mood for a dark beer.

Morey's Bottom Line: A well made and easy drinking stout. I love two hearted, but have been a little less impressed with a few other of Bell's offerings. However, this is another good one.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 00:22:44 | More by Morey
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-28-2013 05:28:23 | More by Phillyz
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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

10-05-2012 19:28:37 | More by Johnhaley1989
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DabblinWiscCraft

Wisconsin

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

Pours a coffee brown-black with red shining through at the edges. Very healthy and dense khaki head, which started at over an inch and settled at about a quarter inch. Good cling and resilience on the head. There are prominent smoky and molasses notes in the nose, along with a nice toasted malt backbone. Less pronounced dark chocolate in there, as well. Just slight sourness is perceptible in the bouquet. The taste has toasted malts right up front, with very significant smokiness. Molasses--smooth and somewhat bittersweet--flavor follows, with just a touch of alcohol flavor coming through. The smokiness and a bit of bitterness lingers at the back. The feel is medium-bodied and quite effervescent. It's a bit grainy toward the back, but rather clean and smooth overall.

I suppose I was expecting more pronounced licorice or molasses flavor given the description of this one, but I think Bell's did a nice job in producing a stout that's well-balanced and engaging. I can come back to this one again and again.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 04:42:58 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
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modernartblues

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-26-2011 23:16:14 | More by modernartblues
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-13-2012 00:49:13 | More by nucmedmario
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cmq103

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-27-2014 01:27:16 | More by cmq103
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projectflam86

Ohio

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

A- Pours motor oil jet black with a thin velvety tan head that leaves some lacing but fades to a small ring.

S- Strong roasted coffee malt nose with subtle bitter chocolate scents.

T- Lots of roasted coffee flavor. Strong malt and chocolate tastes in the finish.

M- Smooth and a bit dry. Medium bodied with ok carbonation.

D- Overall a pretty good brew that had a deep roasted flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2009 00:10:00 | More by projectflam86
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,190 ratings.