Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by budsboy:
3.93/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours very deep reddish brown with a creamy thick splotchy tan head that fades surprisingly fast.
Very fragant beer. Has a sweet doughy, chocolate smell with hints of hops and alcohol.
A competition between very sweet and full-on roasted bitterness. Sweet wins by a nose, but in the fight I get hints of fruit, black coffee, vanilla, roasted grains, juicy berries and a lingering dry sweet roastiness. Very nice.
Medium to full bodied, smooth going down but a bit gritty on the finish.
Easy to drink with a lot to offer in the way of aroma and flavor. This may be one of those like-it-or-hate-it beers, and I like it. But then, I like all of Bell's stouts.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2006 06:01:02 | More by budsboy
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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