binnys (4) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great color, great aroma, great taste.....a very good stout. Iím going to be driving to Michigan for this one, now that Bellís is no longer distributed here in Illinois.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12-ounce brown bottle. Opaque very dark brown color with a thick dark lasting tan head and lace. Incredibly rich chocolatey aroma. Medium-bodied with a very full mouthfeel. Creamy. Dark malt dominate the flavor, especially chocolate, and it finishes slightly dry, more toasted than roasted. Big on flavors but not on alcohol kick. Impressive!
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Really, a very good straight forward stout. Very roasty, with a thin tan head. A classic stout that I would drink anytime. Very good.
rayg1 (592) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now this was some good stuff, split this with ross, Thanks man. Aged almost a full year and awesome. Pours a dark brown almost black with a small dark brown head. Tastes roasted and chocolatey like any good stout should didnít taste the caramel as much but its still great. This brewrey has never dissapointed me.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I usually prefer my stouts either sweet or imperial, but this is incredible. Well balanced with the malt up front, loads of flavors here, and while the body is light to medium it has a smooth oily feel that reminds me of Siberian Night. Really, itís pretty comparable to SN in terms of quality. Reasonably priced, too.
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a good, thick brown with a hue of black. Good, dense, solid head that left a little lacing. Aromas of tar, pine, raisin, almond, molasses. Taste is very smooth with a hint of allspice that comes out on top. Very nice stout.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A session Stout if there ever was any. Creamy head that produces a nice lacing. Complex malt aroma focusing on a nice roasted flavour. Nicely balanced hop character that dances on your tongue after the first sip has passed. Very representative of the style for those new to the stout arena and are not quite ready for the immenseness that is the Expedition.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 Bottle. Good aroma of roasted malt and chocolate with a nice head to it sitting on a midnight black body. Very nice flavor. Slightly bitter with a touch of sweetness to it. Really smooth and well balanced. Very enjoyable. My go to stout.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bellís Kalamazoo Stout
12 oz bottle
Packaged 03/06, partaken 10/06
Medium pour in an English pint.
Poured black with a rocky mostly lasting light brown head with excellent lacing.
Smelt of moderate mild chocolate, dry nuttiness, mild coffee.
Flavor was upfront strong coffee bitterness with light sweet creamy chocolate tones, followed by a strong nutty coffee bitterness with light chocolate accents, on a long bittersweet molasses finish. Mouthfeel was medium to full bodied, creamy and silky, with soft carbonation and slight astringency.
Overall, a very comfortable easy drinking, flowing, tasty stout, that could use some work on the aroma.
mocarmel (48) - Fortville, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with coffee aroma. Smooth cream and chocolate flavor with clean finish. Some molasses flavoring as well. A nice stout.