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

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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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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MeowTom

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Wonderful black color with a dark mocha colored head that is pretty solid and then goes to a medium lacing over the top of it.

S- Chocolate, coffee, and anise. That is really awesome how it's done in this beer. Very well balanced and just makes me want to dive into the beer.

T- Nice bitterness that isn't expected. I don't know if it is the smell of anise or actual taste, but I am getting some wonderful licorice notes.

M- Medium body, a little on the light side of stouts. On that note though it is great interaction with the carbonation.

O- Great beer over all. Another one of the many great beers brewed and enjoyed in my college town. This makes a great session beer for parties and tasting it brings back some wonderful memories. It has a lot of shocking parts with the medium/light body, anise, incredibly dark head, and it all works out wonderfully.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 02:03:37 | More by MeowTom
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

10-09-2012 23:06:40 | More by bhawk1
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

10-09-2012 23:02:06 | More by harmoniousplinth
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

10-09-2012 18:28:42 | More by Googs
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

10-08-2012 20:23:30 | More by RMoeNay
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Texas

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Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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Wisconsin

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a deep dark brown/oily black with a one finger fizzy khaki head that fades rather quickly leaving a light halo and thin wisps. No real side lacing.

S - Smell isnt bad, lots of roasted and sweet malts with some super faint licorice. Really wish there was more of this.

T - Taste is more of the run of the mill with roasted lightly smokey malts, faint sweetness. Some very faint almost burnt bitterness and light licorice. Again, expecting more licorice.

M - Mouthfeel is nice for a stout. Medium carbonation prevents this from being a creamy stout.

O - Overall, kind of disappointed by this beer. Was expecting more chocolate, coffee, something. Anything.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 21:28:46 | More by rudzud
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Motor oil black with a large, dark khaki head which dissipates slowly, leaving some nice lacing.

S: Wish the nose was a little stronger but it's nice. Licorice, dark fruits, baker's chocolate, espresso

T: Bittersweet baker's chocolate and dark coffee up front, licorice and dark fruits (mostly plum) through the middle, with a bitter, possibly hoppy finish reminding you it's a beer. Hints of walnut throughout.

M: Thicker than I thought--pretty full-bodied. Velvet-smooth with little noticeable carbonation,

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 01:47:04 | More by circus_cat
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Rhode Island

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,179 ratings.