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

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
4,314 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark, chocolate brown, but is black in a Dogfish Head snifter. A modest, creamy dark chestnut head quickly departs, leaving behind a fine coating of lace.

Deep roasted malt with chocolate and coffee beans. Some lactose and brown sugar comes out with warming. Perhaps some plum pudding can be detected.

The flavor is strong roasted coffee, with high cocoa and bitter chocolate. Nuts come out in a lingering finish and the roasted bitterness gives way to a light sweetness late in the sip.

A medium body and slick texture. Fine, ample carbonation and quite dry.

This is a fine dark beer. However, it lacks the mystery and intrigue I was seeking on a dark and dreary Halloween night.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

good balance between coffee bitterness and sweet chocoaltiness. when you're a jersey kid in a PA bottle shop, you get whatever bell's has. I only got two actually, two hearted and this one and this one's a pass, can't say i'm blown away by it. looking forward to 2 hearted

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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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