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

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
4,314 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Bell's Kalamazoo StoutBell's Kalamazoo Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout brewed with Brewer's Licorice.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,314
Reviews:
1,578
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
204
Gots:
660
For Trade:
8
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Photo of Greasy
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hiromiyamoto27
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours deep dark brown under a 1/2" lacy, light to medium tan cap with fair to moderate retention.

S: rich dark chocolate, mocha, fresh roast coffee, traces of dark dried fruit, and tracers of hops. Roasty grain aromas dominate but there is nothing burnt or harsh.

T: Rich and creamy bitter chocolate fills the mouth with a mild sweetness that dries on the finish with some astringency from the roasted grains giving the beer more of a coffee character. Hints of dark fruit add complexity. There are no burnt or harsh roast flavors.

F: The body is full leaning to chewy and the carbonation is above average but very soft.

O: This is a flavorful, well rounded stout.

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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPE1704TKS
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshautry
2.17/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mtemerowski
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pretty average stout, but it is enjoyable.
Color: deep deep brown with maybe a little amber color. Decent head when poured
Smell: roastey and chocolatey maybe some coffee notes.
Taste: Smooth and roastey. also some spiciness maybe anise? I like it.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwreay90
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DesertFox24
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slarson7
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HenryWinters
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ferretferret
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What an absolutely marvelous beer this turned out to be. It's difficult not to allow bias to tincture this review, given my strong affinity for molasses, but... What a glorious beer! A soft touch of molasses intertwines with a complex brew consisting of roasted malt, thick caramel, and a host of other flavors (not really coffee) for a taste with grand appeal.

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Photo of DBotma
4.76/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Definitely, a new favorite!

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Photo of beerrat
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JustinSparks
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.03 out of 5 based on 4,314 ratings.
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