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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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice deep black with a great tan head. Great deep aroma with a bit of chocolate and a slight hint of licorice. Fantastic tasting beer. Really deep complex flavor that has just enough licorice for you to taste but not to overpower the whole beer. Finishes strong and stays with you. Excellent beer.

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3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out nearly pitch black with 1" of tan head. Okay retention and decent lacing. Head reduces to a very light cap and ring.

Smell: Smells of bitter baker's chocolate, coffee, and lighter amounts of licorice. Not much of a hop profile.

Taste: Palate follows the nose. Quite a bit of bitterness comes out from the dark chocolate and coffee character, and the bitterness pairs interestingly with the licorice.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light-medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Drinks fairly smoothly. Overall a pretty decent stout, but not outstanding. Like a lot of stouts out there, doesn't do much to really differentiate itself and grab my attention.

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

Thanks so much to Marc for sending me this in an epic Michigan beer box! This was a great stout with big coffee and chocolate notes. It had a medium mouth-feel and is perfect as a session stout. I could drink this all night and never get old of it. It is also surprisingly refreshing. Great brew! Thanks again Marc!

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

Poured from bottle into Founder's snifter. Batch # 10661, bottled 08/30/2011.

Appearance: Pours a pretty consistent black with a prickly, white, 1 finger head that sticks around for a half minute, leaving a decent amount of lacing up the side of the glass. Looks like a solid beer.

Nose: The nose starts off with a bit of smoke, followed by some really nice chocolate and roast character. Clean and straight forward. A bit of sweetness that comes through, only to be followed by a really nice licorice/hop bitterness.

Taste: Once again, kind of a dry roasted character defines this stout. Followed by some nice chocolate notes, a bit of bitterness from the licorice and a real slight hop presence.

Mouth: Really nice creamy texture, a bit light in bodied, but enjoyable.

D and O: A great American Stout. Right up there with some of the more enjoyable classic stouts I've had in a while. Great balance, lots of flavor, easy drinking.

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 4,411 ratings