matthewgerke (67) - - DEC 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Poured black with a medium caramel head and good lacing. Great coffee aroma that also shines through on the palate. Creamy with some carbonation and a great toasted malt profile.
mmarshall86 (8) - - APR 17, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sweet, roasty, dark ...flavor sticks around like a decadent dessert. Bottle to Glass...
darb85 (132) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells great. Thick mouth feel with sweety coffee flavor. Not bad. Solid stout. Always forget about it
sawbuck (399) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Molasses and dark chocolate on the nose. Bitter dark chocolate up front. Not much sweetness to balance...dry. Muted bitterness intensifies on the finish.
RedSox2004 (1392) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque, black, thin tan head with great retention and viscous lacing. Aromas of smoke, wood, dark fruit and licorice. Dark fruit sweetness accompanies the bittersweet bakerís chocolate, with notes of licorice, roasted coffee and molasses. Full body, minimal carbonation, silky smooth mouthfeel, and a lingering smokiness in the finish.
dfearnley (1155) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
Toasted malt, light coffee, molasses, and mace. Silky black with a 1/2 cm creamy tan head. Taste is chocolate, toasted malt, a touch of coffee, vanilla.
willisread (476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Jet black with a small dark tan head. Aromas of cacao nib, roasted coffee, prune, wood and fennel. Slightly bittersweet on the the palate but muted, not harsh at all. Medium body. Nice long dry finish that rides off into the sunset. Excellent stout.
GarrettB (1159) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
July 31st, 2013 - The Kalamazoo Stout had long been a myth in California. Spotted here in there between trees, flitting between hands and persons, but never easy to catch, grasp or drink. But Bellís distribution line sagged out to include our corner of the country, bringing with it all the delicious Bells Brewery drinks, and for myself, this particular treasure. My friend and I held this beer in high enough esteem that it was included alongside aged Winter Warlocks and New Belgium Folies. The stout pours thick and oily, as expected, and effuses a lovely coffee aroma, mostly roasted, but not sweet like a mocha. Itís more bitter, leading with espresso and a dryer, more continental flavor. The flavor is what really hooked itself into my memory though. I first notice a supremely foamy palate, which quickly and efficiently drapes the taste of finely roasted beans across the tongue. Lots of intensely dark chocolate here, like the essence of cacao nibs, and a deep dive of an aftertaste bringing velvety, luxurious dark chocolate. And I note here: "Gawwdamn!" The only drawback seems to be that this stout seems a little mild compared to the 2007 Winter Warlock, but thatís comparing an old churlish boxer with a fresh faced pugilist. Different styles, same sport, and each should be appreciated in their respective corners. Each is a champion, and the Kalamazoo comes that way out of the bottle.
WillRunForBeer (1137) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, dated 05/06/13. Pours just about black with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, molasses, soy, licorice. Flavor is dark chocolate, raisin, molasses. Licorice bitterness in the finish. So much flavor at 6%. A great stout.
jmohno (1192) - Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, head, lace. Rich coffee chocolate roast aroma.Dark fruit. Same in taste, smooth rich, balanced. Poundable for a stout. Flawless great stout. In the middle of a (light) sweet /robust stout. Very nice.
Thisis12ptfont (945) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light aromas dark malts, slight roast, slight coffee, toffee, coffee bean oils and chocolate. Appears black with a thin foam rim. Taste brings dark roast, dry earth, chocolate cocoa and coffee oils. Overall, for a stout, not too bad. Decent body.