Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.38/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a snifter. Bottled 10/10/11.
3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of creamy light brown head. Retention is about average or slightly better and a touch of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Mild roastiness. Layer after layer of sweet milk chocolate and cocoa. Light coffee aspect with light vanilla. Very subtle burntness and acridity (if that's a word).
3.0 T: The last time I had this I remembered it to be a lot different. This time, it is severly lacking in intensity with an undeveloped flavor profile. All of the pieces found in the nose are here, but are way more mild.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy, but not as creamy as I thought this was.
3.5 D: I don't know if this batch is a bit off or if my bottle is, but this doesn't seem to be the brew I remember it to be. Oh well, I'll re-review if necessary.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2011 21:51:47 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
I've had cream stout before, so what's the deal with double cream stout? Is it a double stout with cream? At 6.1% ABV, I assume it has double the cream. It's that time again to open a 12 ounce bottle and pour into a glass. On to the beer:
A smooth pour yield an obsidian colored beer topped with a half-inch of tanned head. The head stays up well and leaves a few streaks of lacing around the glass. It smells like a pleasant sweet stout. Lactose being an obvious note, pleasant roasted malt in the back, so an appealing nose.
Being labeled as "double" anything connotes a heavy beer. Not so in Double Cream Stout. Not only flavorful, but very damn smooth going down. It's cream sweet, backed by a good stout with roasted and licorice notes. As for texture, I imagine that it's not far from silk, because it's incredibly smooth.
Dessert has been served in the form of Bell's Special Double Cream Stout. This is one that I'd love to try again.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 05:51:20 | More by DoubleJ
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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