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

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4,370 Ratings
Bell's Kalamazoo StoutBell's Kalamazoo Stout

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

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

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Ratings: 4,370 |  Reviews: 1,589
Photo of neverenoughhops
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a-beautiful black pour with short-lasting caramel head. fine bubbles, but quick to collapse. almost no lacing.

s-enticing roasted malts and sweet cocoa.

t-bitter dark chocolate and macadamia nuts. sweeter upfront and more coffee and balancing bitterness on the finish.

m-well carbonated and a bit more body than i was expecting. swishing it shifted the taste more toward coffee and macadamia.

o-a very good stout, and a shame i cannot get this and other bell's beer in california. i'll continue to buy this when i can.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of minterro
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have had this one a few times, but have never gotten around to formally rating it. Poured into snifter.

A&S: Very sweet roasty maltyness to it. Jet black colored beer. Tan foamy head forms nicely in the snifter at about 2 fingers but then dies surprisingly fast.

T&M:Very roasty and toasty. I would say a bit over bitter in the finish, its also very dry. Body is surprisingly more thick then most American Stouts i've tried in the past. Bits of sharp bitterness.

Overall: I thought it was pretty good, especially for the price.. I think it was on sale at Meijers for $8.50. I would say its way better then the majority of easy to get bell's beer (excluding hopslam, two hearted, and expedition).

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of AlphaRanger
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Black. Mocha head about 2 fingers worth with fairly good retention

S- Molasses, toffee, vanilla, roasted malt, chocoolate. This beer smelled amazing!! I could define several different notes. Everything melds together nicely.

T- Roasted, slightbitterness from the presence of some hops lingering around. Vanilla, coffee, and a bitter hoppy earthiness.

M- On par for this style. Average carbonation lent a nice smooth and creamy flavor. Doesn't not feel "heavy" at all. Nice bitter finish.

O- A very good stout. A great combination of sweetness and hop bitterness along with notes of vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Several beers from this brewery do not disappoint. I can't wait to sample some of the other stouts in the lineup.

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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%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this review completely wrong the first time around, maybe a bad bottle? A much needed update:

A: Same pour, nearly opaque black. A one finger tan head forms, and recedes to a ring. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind.
S: Big roasted malt in the nose. Toasted bread and biscuit. Roasted coffee and bitter chocolate.
T: A great roasted malt character. Warm baked bread, roasted coffee and bakers chocolate. Excellent.
M/D: A medium to full body. Good carbonation. Creamy and smooth. So easy and to drink. All day with this.

Yep this is an excellent regular stout. Well done and highly recommended.

Original review 12-23-2009
A: Pours a nearly opaque black with a little bit of brown around the edges. A small tan had forms, and leaves some light lace.
S: Musky and dank. Acidic and astringent. Not much else. Some light roasted malt and chocolate.
T: Roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Semi astringent and sharp. Not much here.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Not hard to drink. I can quaff a few of these with ease.

Not bad. A little on the bland side. An average stout. Worth a try, but nothing all that special.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 4,370 ratings
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