Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by ElGuapo:
4.15/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The pour was prettier with a much more impressive topping of foam. The aroma was a beautiful whiffer with loads of creamy chocolate aromas. Smooth with a nice big body and loaded with flavor, I guess my taste buds were hurting on the last bottle I had because this stuff is excellent.
It is very creamy with a solid backround of coffee and roasted malts. The chocolate sweetness comes in to really step up the complexity. Caramel joins in the party, and it is sensational. I will have to grab another.
A very dark brown pour with a nice head of tannish foam on the top. The aroma is nice and roasty with some chocolate and caramel whiffs in there. Nice touch of coffee as well.
It is creamy smooth, but it doesn't really seem to have carbonation. Maybe this bottle is a bit off, but I will try it again soon. The flavor is not as intense as I thought it would be. It is sweet at the start with some chocolate and caramel flavors leading the way. Roasty notes come in a bit later to finish you off before a nice dry aftertaste filled with toasty flavor. The mouthfeel is pretty good, creamy, but I am not sure if this one is supposed to have more carbonation. It is pretty good, but this one will be edited if I have a better sample.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2004 02:59:00 | More by ElGuapo
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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.
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