Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.48/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
A 12 ounce bottle from optimator13; thank you! Bottled in January 2011, and poured into a DFH signature glass.
Pours a dark brown, nearly black body with less than a centimeter of beige head. There’s some nice strands of bubbles that sift through the surface of the liquid, but there is little-to-no retention of the head itself. Tiny, scattered patches of bubbles remain as lacing. The aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee grounds, caramel, and toasted/burned sugar. Some dark fruits come together in the rear. The taste is of dark fruit, molasses, a touch of milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a hoard of cane sugar. The sugar carries over into the mouth, where is leaves a very sticky, resinous finish to the seemingly thinner beer. Overall, a decent stout, but it seems to have an overpowering sugar sensation that is not quite balanced with the rest of the flavors.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2011 23:39:22 | More by eclipse54
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