When it is cold outside, I turn to stouts. What better beverage to pass a cold winter’s day? First up is Yuengling Original Black & Tan, which is a nice “every day” type of cold weather beer. Nothing special mind you, but a nice dark blend with plenty of hints of deep malts and chocolate. Technically this one may be a porter (so says the bottle), but most sites list it as a stout; either way works fine for me. At $10.99 for a 12 pack, this Yuengling makes an easy way to pass the day.
Next up is the main feature, Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout, which is completely delicious. Besides, how can you not like something with Kalamazoo in the name? The label says “stout brewed with brewers licorice” – featuring a hearty serving of dark roasted coffee and chocolate malts flavors. Very rich, and dare I say a full body stout. Certainly to be enjoyed slowly, not rushed.