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

4,320 Ratings
Read the review
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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,320 |  Reviews: 1,581
Photo of Duff27
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Inch tall mocha head on a dark brown body. Excellent head retnetion and splotchy lacing. Appearance is very inviting.

S- Whiffs of cocoa and hints of cola in the nose.

T- Chocolate is a lot more prominent in the taste compared to the aroma, especially as it warms. Slight coffee note. Drinks it's 6%abv.

M- Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

D/O- A very balanced, drinkable stout. The chocolate/coffee combo grows on you with every sip.

 446 characters

Photo of Viperman1316
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark brown and sits near black in the glass with no transparency and a thin brown half finger of foam.

Black licorice, black currants, dark fruit, roasted malt, dark chocolate.

Licorice and black currant flavors seem to dominate, but there's a nice roasty and chocolaty character that makes things more interesting.

Medium-bodied, low carbonation, dry, bitter.

Overall, a nicely balanced stout and an easy drinking one at that.

 442 characters

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrKarl
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of yeaprolly
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Tafyob41
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of tviz33
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of HopGrazer
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of KFrank729
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of MNMike
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of vinny21bal
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Syncro-Vox
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of shredder83
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of hopley
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Roberto11232
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bruindre
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark, chocolate brown, but is black in a Dogfish Head snifter. A modest, creamy dark chestnut head quickly departs, leaving behind a fine coating of lace.

Deep roasted malt with chocolate and coffee beans. Some lactose and brown sugar comes out with warming. Perhaps some plum pudding can be detected.

The flavor is strong roasted coffee, with high cocoa and bitter chocolate. Nuts come out in a lingering finish and the roasted bitterness gives way to a light sweetness late in the sip.

A medium body and slick texture. Fine, ample carbonation and quite dry.

This is a fine dark beer. However, it lacks the mystery and intrigue I was seeking on a dark and dreary Halloween night.

 690 characters

Photo of Dirty25
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of tsauce2
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TooGood
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of AHeaston8
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jbhollis1180
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More