Kalamazoo Stout | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after the city where it all began, Kalamazoo Stout is one of our most classic recipes. This smooth, full-bodied stout offers a blend of aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee, balanced with a significant hop presence.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,739
Reviews:
1,604
Ratings:
4,440
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of depechemode1983
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a tan head. Head retention is great with some patchy lacing.
The nose is of toasted oats with chocolate and coffee. Im also picking up a raisin and alcohol type sweetness.
The taste is of toasted coffee and dark chocolate. Straight forward and delicious if your'e into that sorta thing.
Mouth feel is light to medium body with a some what high carbonated feel. Its decent.

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4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddieeight
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opens up opaque dark brown
I smell bitter chocolate. Hard to smell. Not a strong aroma
Tastes bitter coffee and yes I'm getting the licorice plus it's got a source twang to it.
Feels medium bodied and lightly carbonated
Overall it's decent but it doesn't stand out the way I was expecting it to.

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4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap in at Lacy’s in Syracuse. Pours black with creamy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, toast, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and herbal hops . Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and semi-dry. Delicious brew.

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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.36/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L-Dark dark stout with a slight lacy head.
S- coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, bitter malts, biscuit, roasted and toasted oats and malts. Smells great.
T- bitter black coffee, roasted malt, slight bitterness, slight vanilla hint. A little sour. Maybe a bit too burnt though, this definitely adds to my he sourness.
F- lighter than I expected. A bit dry and thin
O- This beer could be better. It smells amazing, but everything else falls short. Everyone has an opinion, mine is that it’s just an okay stout. Nothing special here.

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3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. Draft pour into tulip style pint glass.

Looks good enough, dark cola with a thin reddish brown head.
Nose is robust, sweet vanilla and coffee.
Taste is coffee forward with medium roast bitterness and a small semi sweet malty flavor. Finishes with a stronger bitterness.
Feel is medium with medium carbonation.
Solid but not striking me as something I need to have again.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: totally black and opaque…no hints of light getting through this guy; dark tan head rings around the glass and lightly covers the top of the beer

Aroma: coffee and toasted oats dominate; some chocolate and some dark fruit sneak around in there too; licorice

Taste: roasty and toasty flavors start things off; just a tiny hint of vanilla; then we get some coffee and chocolate; some caramel sweetness creeps in during the middle; finishes with some of the dark fruits and licorice flavors

Mouthfeel: very nice; a bit creamy and a bit slick (I know that sounds like a contradiction, but if you drink it you’ll understand); very well carbonated

Overall Impression: this is a very nice beer; nice strong flavors with subtle complexities mixed in; the licorice is a nice touch to distinguish itself amongst other stouts; another homer for Bells!

From notes taken on 2/5/2013

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4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 4,440 ratings