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RATINGS: 2090   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is a full-bodied stout with plenty of roast flavor as well as hints of molasses and chocolate. Ridiculous amounts of black and caramel malts make this stout smooth, creamy, and utterly opaque.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2004
This is a great Sweet Stout. Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Finishes creamy, smooth, and dry.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2004 Thick ebony opaque stout with a generous dark tan head that left a good amount of lace. The aroma is pleasant; smells like roasted chocolate. It would go down like chocolate milk, if it weren't for the amount of hops used; however, the hoppiness is in no way unpleasant, but gives the stout a good balanced flavor. The hoppiness added to the sweetness rounds it out nicely. Leaves a smooth coating on the palate for a wonderful finish. However, after a few of these, they start to get a little old...there's something in there that tastes a bit chemically.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 Been drinking a lot of this recently and it has really grown on me since arriving in AZ.

Previous Rating = 3.6 A thick creamy brown head tops this deep brown almost black beer. Thick aromas of coffee, burnt malt, alcohol, and chocolate waft from my glass. Aaah, a thick creamy body that is quite satisfying and hits the spot after the weak porter that I just had. Finishes with an astringent roast malt character. The beer is so creamy that it balances the roast character, in the front and middle of this beer, quite well. Perhaps a hint of diacetyl, but it is barely perceptible. Not really sweet, despite the ample body. After a bit of time I can detect some buttery diacetyl in the aroma, perhaps a bit distracting, but not all that bad.

This beer would be something else if the diacetyl was cleaned up a bit. Having said that, if you don’t mind a bit of diacetyl, this would be a really good beer for you.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Dark with a big frothy head. Nose is big and roasty, dark chocolate and tobacco. Flavour is malty and bittersweet. Finish is dry.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 A thoroughly dry specimen for this outing, totally black color, big, bubbling, roasted tan head. Aroma: rich and roasty, appropriate biiterness, and the taste, totally malty, perfectly hoppy for the style, and entangled in a fantastic bitterness, still mild, though, totally drinkable. There are flavors of maple, anise, and more, a sweet, spicy melange that is a treat to enjoy at every occasion. Kalamazoo Stout has always seemed to be bigger and bigger than any other stout, and carries traits that one would associate with an Imperial Stout,yet without the alcoholic content of such brews. Damn, but I love K'zoo stout and it's become a mainstay for me, lately! Earthy, gritty, yet still delicious!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2004
UPDATED: APR 17, 2004 Great beer. There's nothing this beer (gem) is missing. Rich malty flavor, coffee aroma with coco back drop, hopy start with a nice smooth finish. very good stout. As it warms flavor and aroma becomes more enjoyable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Thick pour, rich flavor of coffee and carmel. Dark tan head, oil black color with moderate carbonation. Couldn't quit drinking these at one, two, three they just kept disappearing. Promised one out of my case to a friend and almost didn't want to give it away. Very good stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2004
one of my favorite stouts, but doesn't taste much like a british sweet stout to me. wonderfully roasted taste, balanced by a vanilla flavor. very drinkable in terms of strength, but the flavor is intoxicating.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Huge Thanks to BBB63 for hooking me up with this beer many, many, many, months ago, or was it Indra that sent me this beer? Sorry, I forgot! I should have written all this stuff down when I received the shipment, but Thanks to whomever it was!
The body cannot be any more opaque, BLACK TAR with a velvety kaki hued head… this one hangs curtains of lacing on the glass. The nose is a mass of mocha, cappuccino, vanilla, and almond oils. Massive notes of grains are inhaled with every sip. DAMN!! The flavor is tremendous!! Insane suggestions of oak, long notes of chocolate and toffee, also a hint on bourbon, which brings an inner warmth with each sip. The splendid charred chocolate malts bring a roasted and dry chocolaty finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtw (1085) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2005 this beer embodies all that i find right and good in a stout. sweet-smelling malty goodness in the nose, slightly roasty. milk and sugar complement a lightly bitter, barely noticeable hops presence. deep black with a smallish tan head sticking to all sides of the glass. extremely smooth, creamy body that is supported by a solid malt backbone that finishes up with a pleasantly roasty aftertaste. body feels syrupy, coats your mouth like a medicine you actually want to take. great stout! worlds better than the double cream stout.


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