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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Very dark beer... average head with brown color. Excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate/coffee with some brown sugar and oak/cask. Swirling brings slight bitter notes to nose. First time I had this I thought it was too sour in the middle. It is more of a creamy roast chocolate coffee flavor now. Finish is a bit of tasty bitter coffee. Overall, its a good pleasant drink... maybe the first bottle I had was weird. Update - Finally rerating... Batch 7061 (bottled 9/15/2005, sampled 6/30/2006). Not going to add much as I simply enjoyed it. Nice overall stout, bordering on the sweet side. Great drink. Could be a smoother mouthfeel, but still quite yummy. Hmmm... good with steak?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JAN 24, 2004
1/24/04. Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, obtained in a trade with igneous1 on RateBeer 1/21/04. Pours an amazing dark opaque brown, almost black, with just hints of chocolate brown on the edges of the glass when you hold it up to a bright light. Lots of sediment (although you can't really see it through the dark body) and a very thick appearance. Chocolate brown head, good sized but rocky and not that long-lasting. Simply outstanding lacing on the glass, though. A different kind of stout. Nose is terrific, of creamy dark coffee malts and hints of chocolate. Mouth-wateringly good. I had this beer a long time ago, and I can tell I'm going to love it again. Flavor is equally darkly malty and tartly chocolatey, bits of a sweet and dry stout mixed together. Very creamy, velvety body and terrifically smooth finish. Just a tad bit too dry and sour for me on a sweet stout, although the complexity of those flavors adds a nice depth to the overall quality of the beer. As you swallow, the beer just swallows with you-- sucking the inky moisture out of your mouth and leaving behind a residue of burnt chocolate-espresso goodness. Quite oily for a medium-bodied beer. It's incredibly easy to drink without being even close to ordinary. A fantastic session beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Beautiful opaque blackness, dark tan head that fades slow. Pretty aroma of espresso, chocolate, some piney notes. Lighter on the palate than expecting. The flavors are more muted than I was expecting, mostly matching the aroma, with a very slight cardboard flavor after it warmed a bit. Nice overall, but I preferred their Double Cream Stout. Thanks Indra & BBB63!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1203) - Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Kalamazoo Stout is not just for breakfast anymore! This beer is black with a nice brown foam and good lacing. Roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate fill the nostrils. Rich. Sweet. Dude. This beer has been roasted, toasted, baked and browned. Just a slight burnt taste, like an overdone cookie. A sweet thick dessert. Coffee and ice cream. Excellent and filling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Aroma is of burnt coffee and coco. White and toffee colored head that dissipates after a few. Deep black/brown that sucks up light. Tastes like it smells, but is kind of thin. Drink the hoose beeer! It's frickin greeaat!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2004
No aroma really. Slight burnt aroma. Burnt flavour roastedness light carbonation in palate. Little coffee and chocolate present more appealing as it warms. Very good!!! (Room Temp)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Smells of sweet cocoa. Pours black, thin head, lasts for a minute or two. Tastes chocolatey. Like a Hersheys dark, for you kids who remember hershey's miniatures. I like it, reminds me of Youngs double chocolate. Fine carbonation, relatively thin taste like Youngs. I like it, definitely worth tasting. I am drunk and it is time for me to go molest my woman. Good night and god bless. A good sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Big, phat bubbles sit on top of this more like an imperial stout. Bitter chocolate and coffe taste followed by an alcoholic tinny taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2004
I found this to be a nice thick creamy stout. Not a lot on the aroma but the puffiness on the head enticed me to try it and I found a chocolate smooth taste with a little bitter after taste. I will drink this beer again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Nice and black, with creamy head. Flavor is good, but a bit earthy. Overall a decent stout.

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