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:
Stout brewed with Brewer's Licorice.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,556
Reviews:
1,602
Ratings:
4,429
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
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Photo of mikeg67
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap in at Lacy’s in Syracuse. Pours black with creamy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, toast, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and herbal hops . Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and semi-dry. Delicious brew.

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Photo of cgrunin
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.36/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L-Dark dark stout with a slight lacy head.
S- coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, bitter malts, biscuit, roasted and toasted oats and malts. Smells great.
T- bitter black coffee, roasted malt, slight bitterness, slight vanilla hint. A little sour. Maybe a bit too burnt though, this definitely adds to my he sourness.
F- lighter than I expected. A bit dry and thin
O- This beer could be better. It smells amazing, but everything else falls short. Everyone has an opinion, mine is that it’s just an okay stout. Nothing special here.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Locky
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BJB13
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -2%
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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4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Namven
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 4,429 ratings