The first look and whiff of Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout has me wondering what will differentiate it from a porter, but those questions are quickly answered. More roast and some licorice in there. Late kick from the hops, too.
Smooth, yet still big and chewy, it’s a mouthful. Very complex with bitter chocolate, hints of charred wood, and those anise notes. Maybe even some grape in there, too. It all leads to a dry, chalky, woody, lingering finish.
Another very good brew from Bell’s