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

Bell's Kalamazoo StoutBell's Kalamazoo Stout
BA SCORE
82.7%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 4,346 ratings
Bell's Kalamazoo StoutBell's Kalamazoo Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,900
Reviews:
1,585
Ratings:
4,346
Liked:
3,593
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
10.55%
Alströms:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
678
Trade:
8
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black ale body with a few fingers of dark ice cream float head; great persistence, nice cap lasted throughout, lace and messy motes left behind

S: dark malt and roasty aromas, hints of sweetness and smoke

T: licorice came through on the very first sip; cocoa-esque malt flavors, some soy and some cola - very interesting and complex/compelling

M: smooth, medium body, not very coating, no palpable carbonation; super-drinkable; some bittersweet aftertaste that'll leave ya wanting another

O: whatta class act Bell's has proven to be - this is a quality stout that'll satisfy most fans of the style, dark ales, porters, and the like - licorice is showcased quite nicely - I suppose if you dislike licorice, this beer may not strike you the way it struck me.

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The beer pours with an enticing dark color and a thin purple head that fizzes off quickly

This beer has a soft aroma of fermented soy sauce and licorice.

The flavor underwhelms after a season of stouts to celebrate Saint Patrick's and the mouthfeel lingers, a characteristic of beer that I normally enjoy but in this case was unfortunate.

I will try some more of Bell's Brewery's offerings since I have heard positive comments about the beers but do not believe I will return to their stout.

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 82.7% out of 100 with 4,346 ratings
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