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

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BA SCORE
3.98/5
Very Good
4,367 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#4,069
Reviews:
1,589
Ratings:
4,367
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
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206
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 4,367 |  Reviews: 1,589
Photo of rudiecantfail
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass

L---Dark, opaque, black color. Thick, tannish head that left quickly, but left nice lacing.

S---Sweeter than I would have thought. Chocolate/coffee, mostly.

T---. A bit bitter. A nice, choclatey bitter, though. Roasted tastes also (coffee).

F---Creamy. Bitterness doesn't lend astringency. Mild, but sufficient, carbonation.

O---A very nice stout. Didn't notice any of the licorice it was brewed with, but still very nice.

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

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

Pitch black with a tan, fluffy head. Slight lacing on the glass. Typical stout aroma with some sweetness in the nose. Not as much in the flavor, but this was past the recommended shelf life. Good body.

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

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3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.1/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4.62/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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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4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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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4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | 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

The appearance was a dark black body with a light brown one finger head that concaves to a lumpy film and leaving some thick foamy lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. The smell had a dry roasty coffee, slight licorice, perhaps a bit of bourbon and chocolate. The taste was slightly sweet and somewhat bitter - balanced very well between the previously mentioned flavors, dry sweet aftertaste and finish. The palate was about a medium, sessionable, adequately carbonated. Overall, I would say very good for the style and am really liking the licorice that comes out.

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 4,367 ratings
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