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

Pours an inky black with a brown head, which clings nicely to the glass. The aroma is slightly crisp and medicinal. I believe this is due to the licorice mentioned on the bottle. The taste consists mostly of roasted barley, toasted bread, and a hint of caramel. This beer coats the mouth very well - it is solidly thick. Not as dry as some stouts either. Well done Bell's!

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

Stout pours a night dark color with small amount of beige foam. Foam subsides very quickly. Swirling the glass produces small legs as it falls.

Smell is nicely balanced with coffee, chocolate, and malt. Also nice notes of toffee and caramel. Maybe some hop smell?

Taste is primarily coffee. This stout has some great toasty marshmallow flavors. The brew has a very refreshing character for being such a big stout.

Overall, this brew is nicely balanced of traditional roasted malt flavors, has a nice aroma, and easily drinkable.

Great start to Thanksgiving!

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

Thanks to jzmaxson27 for trading me this beer!

A: Dark brown, with no light getting through. Really fluffy tan head with some large bubbles. Really fluffy and inviting. Great lacing.

S: Mostly roasted malts and coffee that's followed by some great chocolate notes.

T: I get tons of coffee, although it's not too acrid. I get a nice rich chocolate as well, like milk chocolate. Really great roasted malt flavors throughout. I get just a tiny bit of hops in the finish. The finish is almost entirely fresh coffee. This is a delicious winter beer.

M: Great prickly carbonation. Body is a little lighter than I'd prefer but the mix of the two make this very drinkable. I could session this beer on a cold winter night... like tonight!

O: This beer is great. Not the best of the style. In my opinion Deschutes Obsidian is more the American Stout for me but this certainly has it's place too. I love the rich roastiness. I've been having so many imperial stouts lately I drink it expecting it to be 10% so it's nice that's it's not and a little more laid back.

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.03 out of 5 based on 4,320 ratings.
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