Kalamazoo Stout | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after the city where it all began, Kalamazoo Stout is one of our most classic recipes. This smooth, full-bodied stout offers a blend of aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee, balanced with a significant hop presence.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,633
Reviews:
1,604
Ratings:
4,434
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
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3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. Draft pour into tulip style pint glass.

Looks good enough, dark cola with a thin reddish brown head.
Nose is robust, sweet vanilla and coffee.
Taste is coffee forward with medium roast bitterness and a small semi sweet malty flavor. Finishes with a stronger bitterness.
Feel is medium with medium carbonation.
Solid but not striking me as something I need to have again.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: totally black and opaque…no hints of light getting through this guy; dark tan head rings around the glass and lightly covers the top of the beer

Aroma: coffee and toasted oats dominate; some chocolate and some dark fruit sneak around in there too; licorice

Taste: roasty and toasty flavors start things off; just a tiny hint of vanilla; then we get some coffee and chocolate; some caramel sweetness creeps in during the middle; finishes with some of the dark fruits and licorice flavors

Mouthfeel: very nice; a bit creamy and a bit slick (I know that sounds like a contradiction, but if you drink it you’ll understand); very well carbonated

Overall Impression: this is a very nice beer; nice strong flavors with subtle complexities mixed in; the licorice is a nice touch to distinguish itself amongst other stouts; another homer for Bells!

From notes taken on 2/5/2013

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3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
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3.37/5  rDev -15.3%
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3.22/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It says licorice on the bottle. I'm not tasting any anise, licorice, treacle. Very similar to Guinness Extra Stout, only more bitter.

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Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 4,434 ratings