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

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured dark with a relatively thick, nitro like head giving off little nose. Smells of wood, chocolate, and toasted malts. Tastes of dark chocolate, malt, smoke, oak, coffee. Smooth mouthfeel with medium carb. Overall a ~decent stout but if it wasn't local I wouldn't trade for it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Kalamazoo Stout pours up a nice black with a minimal tan head and lots of residual delicate lacing left on the glass. Smell is licorice, roasted nuts, coffee, bread, soy sauce, and floral. Mouthfeel is very full erring on the side of less carbonation. Taste is fantastic. Hops at the beginning, sweet in the middle, and hops in the end with a not so disagreeable coffee aftertaste. A magnificent offering from Bells!!!!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass. Bottled 7/12/12.

A) Pours with 2-3 finger light brown foamy head and takes a long while to disappate. Beer is a very very dark brown.

S) Sweet and roasted malts, maybe some of the licorice hinted at on the bottle. Quite pleasant.

T) Definite coffee flavor, roasted malts, some dark chocolate and licorice on the finish. Quite well-balanced.

M) Moderate to full, a significant amount of drying and a bit of bitterness on the finish (is it hopped more than we might think?)

O) Great stout - the finish takes a little bit away from it overall, but a real pleasure to drink.

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look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This was a very disappointing beer. I don't know if i just got a bad bottle or something but mine poured nearly completely flat with absolutely no head. I looked at it and there was literally about 3 bubbles floating around on top. One of my favorite parts of stouts is the nice thick head. I got it at a bar and needless to say i was very upset that I had just wasted $6 on such a terrible beer. Luckily I had some amazing beers as well that night that made up for it.

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12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a finger of dense light tan foam. Retention is average.

S: Moderate roast, malted milk balls, and a bit of milk chocolate. Balanced and pleasant, yet restrained.

T: Similar to aroma. I get roasted malts up front with milk chocolate balanced with bitter hoppiness. I get a bit of licorice in the background. Like the aroma, the taste is a bit restrained.

M: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

O: A very nice stout. Balanced and tasty.

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