Thursday, November 18, 2010

MINI-REVIEW--Bell's Kalamazoo Stout

This is an American Stout from Bell's Brewery out of Michigan coming in at 6% ABV. Pours a mahogany color with a malted milk ball (Whopper) head. The scent is of roasted malts, coffee and just a touch of licorice. Wow! What a flavor! Considering that the Expedition Stout has a much more potent ABV (10.5%), Kalamazoo holds it own. Thin and chocolatey with a bold flavor and a bitter almost burnt coffee aftertaste. Wonderfully roasted smoky malt flavor. Another winner from Bell's, we like the fact that it's lower in alcohol which means you can have a few of these with friends and not be undone! However, we're not going to rate it as high as the Expedition because the mouthfeel was a bit thin for what we like in a Stout. Especially after the Expedition milkshake! We give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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