Kalamazoo Stout

Kalamazoo Stout
8.1

Scent

8.0 /10

Taste

8.2 /10

Color

8.9 /10

Finish

7.8 /10

Price/Value

7.8 /10

Pros

  • Quality
  • 6.0 ABV



Beer Description


This is one of many quality brews from Bell’s Brewery. Bell’s is a superb brewery with a wide range of beers. They have been doing craft brews for over 30 years and it all started in Kzoo! The Kalamazoo Stout is an old time classic according to Bell’s.

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.

ABV: 6.00%
Original Gravity: 1.06
Shelf Life: 6 Months
Best Served: About 50-60 degrees F, in a nonic glass.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (PER 12 OZ. SERVING)
Calories: 221
Carbs: 23


Beer Review


Of the 12 disciples, this beer is Bartholomew. You were introduced to it through your friend Nathaniel and it was good enough to become one of your go-to guys but no one is ever going to write about it in their books.

The Kalamazoo Stout is a steady, well-made, coffee stout with a quality is that is easy to taste and see. It’s not the most spectacular beer. It’s no CBS. However, it’s a high quality beer that can satisfy any stout lover.

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt, vanilla.

Taste: Roasted malt with vanilla and coffee with the strong coffee settling in heavy near the end. A light sip provides the best balance of flavors. A large sip provides more of a coffee flavor. The bottle notes that it’s brewed with licorice but it’s hard to pinpoint. Perhaps it’s pallet dependent.

Texture: Very rich and the head of the beer actually rises ever so slightly as the beer sits. Most beers foam and then settle. This one pours very calm with no head and then as it warms the head begins to appear but it’s more of a film than a head.

Finish: Slightly bitter with the taste of a strong coffee stout.

Comparisons: Most coffee stouts.




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