Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Trappistfan1:
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Dark brown with a thin head that dissipates quickly leaving very little lacing
S - Hints of coffee, chocolate, malt. Mild but pleasant.
T - A rather complex menage of flavors, most of which are related to the malty character of this brew. I like it more as I approach the bottom of my pint glass and get my nose down in there a bit. Mildly bitter finish as some hops seem to surface.
M - Nicely creamy feel. About what I would expect from a milk stout.
D - For my tastes, pretty easy drinking. Could do a couple.
A pretty good brew for this style, a good brew in general. Bell's rarely disappoints with their interpretation of various beer styles. I have to salute them for this.
Having said that, this beer has the unfortunate distinction of being of the same style as one of my go-to beers, Mackeson's Triple XXX. While I enjoyed this beer and would recommend it, I would personally just as soon grab a Mack. I try not to let my personal taste interfere with objectivity, but since I'm comparing apples to apples... well there you go.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2009 04:01:04 | More by Trappistfan1
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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 2,870 ratings.