Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by DefenCorps:
4.05/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into my Duvel tulip. My bottle lists it as 6.1% and not 7.5% alcohol
A: Black with a big dark tan head that recedes slowly. There's a mild carbonation that makes the head look like bubbly mold (in a good way)
S: A creamy chocolate predominates the nose with the smell of white grapes which i find very interesting. There's a ton of milky smells, like a good shake, almost. Delicious!
T: Creamy chocolate with hints of caramel and toffee. Very tasty but a little thin for my liking. The finish is slightly burnt malts.
M: Silky smooth. Very good
D: I could keep drinking these for a long long time.
**Edit 18 April 2011**
Batch 8273, bottled Dec 19th, 2007.
The nose has developed a little oxidation and stale cardboard-like character. However, there's an enjoyable blend of chocolate, oatmeal and a little coffee present, along with a touch of fruit. The palate opens remarkably well for a beer that wasn't meant to be aged. Still some bright coffee and chocolate with a fruitiness that's more young wine than port or prunes. Oxidation is much better expressed on the palate than on the nose. Medium in body with soft, creamy carbonation, this feels pretty good. Solid stuff, this is probably better fresh, as it feels like it's a little thinner than I remember.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2007 06:31:50 | More by DefenCorps
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4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
The beer comes in a black color with a scrumptious looking fluffy tan head that just stays.
The aroma has a good amount of medium roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, oats, like Breakfast Stout, and actual creaminess of dairy.
On the flavor, the beer attacks of rich roasted malt along with a hint of dark dried fruit and in an extremely manner for this ABV and style. Almost like burnt wood and licorice. There's some bittersweet chocolate on the middle, then onto coffee grounds and a good roasted bitterness, along with a bit of creaminess.
The mouthfeel as expected is medium minus to light.
The beer is rich and robust and does not hold back despite it's ABV. A pleasant surprise from Bell's.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 04:59:05 | More by dar482
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,880 ratings.