Sunday, January 30, 2011
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout
This delicious stout is on Bell's year-round schedule. Pours a jet-black with a foamy mocha head. The label reads "stout brewed with brewers licorice" and the licorice is the dominant taste that comes through on tasting, with a medicinal roasted malty bitterness. It might not please everyone's palate but I find it very enjoyable. Weighs in at 6% ABV which is just about perfect. If you are a real geek (and I am) it's fun to look up the batch number printed on the back of the label on Bell's site and it will tell you when it was packaged. Mine (9974) was bottled August 23rd, 2010. Interestingly, this beer was ranked #100 on www.ratebeer.com best 100 beers of 2010.