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

Bell's Kalamazoo StoutBell's Kalamazoo Stout
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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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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of augustgarage
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2/24/2012. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Impenetrable seal brown liquid with a half finger of khaki foam that is nearly the exact same color as the beer label itself. Light sandy lacing, good retention.

Roast barley and anise aromatics burst forth the moment you pop the cap, though they diminish slightly in the glass. Sweet and spicy notes suggest molasses and cinnamon. The depth of flavor is impressive, with layer upon layer of dark specialty malt fusing into a seamless whole mid-palate, coiling around the spicy tang of licorice. Hops contribute a clean mild bitterness which offsets the sugars. Cocoa, charcoal, and tobacco are noted in the dry roasty finish.

Surprisingly light bodied, and crisp yet with some astringency (not excessive or acrid though) and bite. Well carbonated.

Unique, intensely flavored, yet with a very manageable ABV. A great stout with a pleasant black licorice twist (without the added sweetness of molasses).

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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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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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with light tan head in snifter glass. Lots of sticky lacing along sides of the glass.

Smells of dark roasted malts and chocolate.

Taste follows smell. Chocolate and a hint of coffee.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most. Average carbonation.

Overall good but a little lighter bodied than I like.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 82.7% out of 100 with 4,345 ratings
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