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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

3,259 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,259
Reviews: 1,424
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 147
Gots: 232 | 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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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Small khaki head. Thin collar and a few stray streaks of lacing.

Smell - Roasty malt. Kinda ashy and burnt. Coffee.

Taste - A little more sweet than the nose suggested. Coffee malt. Roastiness builds into the finish. Very burnt and acrid in the back, but it's not excessive. Some sweetness lingers too.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Very drinkable. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Very roasty. Intense and flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2014 23:00:01 | More by Alieniloquium
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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ZBR101

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-16-2014 23:54:50 | More by ZBR101
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Desimoaj


4/5  rDev +0.3%

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TP_43

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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kingston2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-16-2014 03:20:26 | More by kingston2
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Phoneguy

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-16-2014 03:19:06 | More by Phoneguy
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Alpar

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-16-2014 03:07:18 | More by Alpar
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Bonsall_Phil

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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EEscobar

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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jshusc

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-15-2014 18:26:41 | More by jshusc
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goodbeer4cheap

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-15-2014 01:51:32 | More by SadMachine
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ZagZagg

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into goblet

A: Opaque, black and oily. One and a half finger beige head with a decent collar – appears like it has some nice body, low/no carbonation visible. Has that typical stout appearance.

S: Roasted malt with a blend of dark and milk chocolate. Caramel is prevalent with sweet esters of black cherry and date. Coco nibs contribute to the sweet aroma, but clash with a tangy profile provided by a light smokiness.

T: Follows the nose pretty closely. Roasted and malty upfront with more chocolate character than let on by the aroma – Sweet milk chocolate meets a subtle hoppy presence in the middle mouth. Mocha, caramel, and brown sugar are dominant on the palate – notes of wet coffee grounds, espresso, earth, and maple syrup are transient with only the sweetness persisting through the finish. The overall taste is bold and balanced, while being predominately sweet and roasted.

M: The body is too light in my opinion. I wish the body were more viscous. Carbonation is remote or absent. After taste is sweet and rather pleasant, mild coffee and mocha

O: This is a bold and superb stout. Lots of robust flavors, great balance and superb drinkability – something I would easily drink again. One gripe I have is the weaker than expected mouthfeel. The lacking mouthfeel is the one missing facet is an otherwise excellent beer. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

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_morandi_

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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davegray

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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SamuelR

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,259 ratings.