Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bell's Brewery - Kalamazoo Stout

6% ABV

"Kalamazoo Stout represents stouts in the Bell's year-round roster, offering a blend of dark chocolate and coffee flavors with just a hint of brewer's licorice. One of our oldest recipes, it balances a significant hop presence against the roast malt body"

The Pour

This stout pours midnight black with one inch course head. The mocha coloured head falls away to lacing quickly.

The Aroma

The aroma is quite pronounced with heavy coffee, smoke and some mild licorice notes.

The Taste

The taste was very heavy on the toasted malt and slightly sweet. The finish was very complex with notes of molasses, dark chocolate, licorice and finishes with a nice coffee note. A little alcohol is present due to the 6% ABV but not over done.

Overall impressions

Stouts are my favourite and this one is a great representation of an American stout. This is a very complex stout with many layers. If you are looking to take your next step beyond Guinness this would be a nice start. I would rate this stout a 9 out of 10.


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