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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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very good

3,665 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,665
Reviews: 1,458
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 165
Gots: 353 | FT: 9
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

Stout brewed with Brewer's Licorice.
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from a 6 pack into an imp pint glass. Pours black black with a tan head. Sweet coffee and roasted malt smell. Coffee taste that holds in the mouth with licorice in the back. I rated it a 4 in taste, because I don't like coffee, but if I liked coffee I would rate higher. The mouthfeel is pretty light, and it is a smoothe stout.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of proc
4.83/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Re-rate: 12/27/02...This is my go-to stout.

It is a staple of my 'fridge.

It is my beer comfort zone.

This is one of the best stouts anywhere. Pours out to a jet black in the glass with a brown head that reminds your of caramel. The smell is that of coffee, molasses and hops. Yes, hops. Bell's put enough in to let you know its one robust stout. Wonderful roasted malt with that hop kick at the end that make you want another.

ORIGINAL RATING: One of my all-time favorites. Even better if you get it on tap at the Bell's Beer Garden. Nice, rich taste of molasses and a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Bell's knows their stouts.

Photo of kzoobrew
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very deep brown almost black in color. Big fluffy dark tan head, spotty yet decent lacing.

Aroma of roasted malt very defined up front. Some licorice and coffee smells noted.

Big roasted flavors are dominate. Malt and coffee mainly. Dark unsweetened chocolate flavors. Slight bitterness, pleasant bitterness.

Mouthfeel is rather full and dry. Not overly carbonated, but enough for style.

Enjoyable brew, as drinkable as you can get with a stout.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Dave1999
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pure black with a nice head which lasts for almost the whole time.

The smell is milk chocolate and bitter malts.

The taste is milk chocolate and very slighty bitter coffee.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with low carbonation.

This a very good stout, the taste is spot on, I think this is one of the best non imperial stouts.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of brownbeer
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours pitch black with a creamy, brown head.

Deep roast in the nose, tobacco, burnt chocolate, oak, subtle licorice. Rich and complex.

Bitter and roasty flavors that I would normally associate with higher ABV stouts. This though, has lighter body and alcohol presence. Creamy up front fading to ashy coffee and dark chocolate notes and a very dry, almost chalky, finish.

This is a stout you could pour into a snifter and sip as a winter warmer when you're not in the mood for a high alcohol bomber.

Photo of WakeandBake
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes Aug 23, 2008
Pours BLACK like oil with a medium tan head. Aroma of roast malt,coco,and coffee. This brew has a very smooth creamy falvor with notes of licorice, raisin, smoke, vanilla, coffee,and so on,and so on. I could find no fault with this stout, other than I believe it made me slightly flatulent,good stuff buddy. Thank you to the hard working crew at Bells. Very Drinkable

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotstuff
4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This stout poured a long lasting small creamy tan head of fine-small bubbles. The lacing was just fair on the sides of my glass. It had a chocolate aroma to it and a good strong and bold coffee flavor. This was a smooth and creamy tasting stout. The more I drink stouts, the more I am taking a liking to them.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of loren01
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark black, small tan head. Good lacing down the glass. Looks like motor oil.
S: Smells of roasted malt.
T: Wow, this is real good!! Slightly sweet, malty flavors. Bitter dark chocolate aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel
D: Very enjoyable stout. Very good flavor. Another awesome beer recieved in trade with nlmartin.

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3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured midnight black, with a generous dark tan fluffy head. Head lingered a while leaving a nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma is pretty much nondescript. Some notes of dark malt and coffee, and perhaps some sweet chocolate.

Taste is about the same, with a bitter hop/roast coffee finish.

Mouthfeel is lighter than I expected. This is a drinkable stout which probably would not fill you up as quickly as others.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,665 ratings.