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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

3,265 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,265
Reviews: 1,424
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 147
Gots: 235 | 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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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-17-2011 09:57:23 | More by BeerNoobNC
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-17-2011 06:51:22 | More by adamant1912
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a D'achouffe snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a pitch black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that settles into an 1/8 inch head with nice stringy lacing.

S- Heavy malt nose with notes of caramel and cereal grain. Has an underlying smokiness to it. Dare I say it smells like burning? Ha.

T- Rush of roasty malts upfront with an abrupt metallic taste afterwards but doesn't spoil the fun. Wow, this is the first stout I've ever tasted that nails the burnt toast flavor to a T. One would think it'd be unpleasant, but it's not since the alcohol content isn't too high. A bit bitter with afterthoughts of coffee, nuts and yes, just a hint of licorice flavor that's not as prevalent as I was expecting.

M- Thick and oily with a pang of hop bitterness on the palate. Medium carbonation.

O- I must say, the apprehensive nature of this beer is impressive. Here you could have an extreme beer with a 9% ABV, loads of carbonation and a bunch of licorice dumped into it. Instead, it's a humble 6%, as much carbonation as is needed and doesn't have an overabundance of licorice, so you can actually drink more than one without being weighed down by unnecessary alcohol and intense flavors. Yet again, I say Bell's is the shiznit.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 04:46:05 | More by Immortale25
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-17-2011 03:06:57 | More by tclapper
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,265 ratings.