Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by JiminKY:
4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this from a cask at Buffalo Wild Wings in Indianapolis, during NCAA Final Four weekend. This was only the third beer I'd tasted from a hand pump, and it was my favorite.
A - The lovely black of a good stout. Decent head upon pour, but it quickly dissapated.
S - Lightly roasty and sweet.
T - Sweethess in the forefront, subtle roastiness, vanilla and caramel blended in well. None of the bold coffee or chocolate notes found in some other stouts. Just a nice taste sensation that lingered for a while and was gone.
M - Smooth and creamy as a milkshake.
D - Hard to believe it is 7.5% alcohol. I never would have believed it, had I not read it here. It seems I could have drunk this all day long.
Serving type: cask
04-04-2006 14:49:55 | More by JiminKY
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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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