Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bell's Kalamazoo Stout

First thought when I got this beer in my hand was "what the fuck, is that a zombie version of foxy miller?!" If you are lucky enough to know who that is then you will always see that when you look at this bottle. He loved the sauce, or so I am told.

Today we have Kalamazoo Stout. Brewed by Bell's in Galesburg, Michigan. These blokes are the local rivals of Founder's. I reviewed Founder's Centennial IPA and it fared really well. We really need to go up there and get some real shit started between these two.

Apparently, this is a phenomenal beer. I only got the chance to have two, so I might need some more convincing.

I did like the Kalamazoo Stout, nightmare inducing label notwithstanding. However, I feel that this beer is a trend more than it is a beer to be experienced. Look at the reviews of this stuff online, 100/100?!? They must think the sun shines out of Bell's ass.

Almost everything I expected of this beer I got. Dark? Check. Bitter? Check. Alcohol? Check.
Yep, it's a Stout.

Another thing, Kalamazoo seems to have a thinner than normal feel to it. That's not necessarily a bad thing. These tend to go down pretty easily and they won't be sent off to die alone either.

One unexpected, yet still pleasant surprise was the head on the Stout. The head of this stuff puffs up and fills a good two inches of the glass. Imagine a hefeweizen, but not for pussies.

Overall, I think I might have expected waaay to much of this beer. Don't get me wrong, but it seems like a lot of hype to me. Kinda like Google+

6.0% ABV so it's a respectable beer and you get the added benefit of having a Stout. Value is gonna tank on this one because someone bought them for me and I have no idea. I wouldn't purchase it anyway.

If it hadn't been for that horrendous label I would have probably forgotten about this beer.

Drinkability: 6/10
Taste: 5/10
Value: Unknown see above
Curb Appeal: 5/10

Overall 5.5/10


  1. ha! i woulda give any zombie foxy an infinity for curb appeal! tho, that would skew the rating system a bit :)

  2. Apparently the labels are from a series oflocal artists. All if them are terrifying. Why couldn't they just use a lobster sunbathing or something.