Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by JAA:
3.65/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The bottle says 6.1% ABV. I don't know why they wouldn't just call this ''Bell's special cream stout''.
Pours very very black. Big two and a half finger head. The light brown head dissipates rather quickly leaving a thin layer on top of a black ocean of goodness.
OK, here's the one thing that turns me off about this beer: it smells terrible. The odor is of wet flour or some god awful white bread dough.
Tastes great. Big roasted coffee flavor with subtle chocolate malts in the background. Smooth taste. Nice to drink when it's still fairly cold.
Mouthfeel and drinkability are very nice. The 6.1% alcohol is perfect for this brew, allowing you to fully enjoy the complex roasted and coffee malt flavors.
Now, if it only smelled better...
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2009 21:16:11 | More by JAA
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - Pours pitch black with a two-finger tan foamy head. Heavy lacing.
S - Roasted malts, sweet milk chocolate, and dark coffee.
T - Follows the smell. Roasted malts with sweet milk chocolate. Bitter coffee in the middle. Finish is smokey.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth drinking with a watery mouthfeel.
O - Very easy drinking roasted stout. A little more body would help out. Still very good.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 03:18:15 | More by TreyIsWilson
4.61/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this last night at the bar, I have not had anything from Bell's that I have disliked so far. This one I truly appreciated, since it is a cream stout that does not contain dairy. Nice smooth mouth feel, delicious chocolate flavor. This stout is pleasing, without being thick and is very easy to drink. I recommend it highly.
Serving type: on-tap
03-01-2014 17:43:56 | More by Oktobergirl
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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