Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,876 | Reviews: 1,332 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ghebel:
4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours black with a tight, creamy 1/2 inch brown head. Leaves plenty of laces on the way down to an 1/8 inch ring. Swirling leaves small bubbles suspended in a thick glaze on the sides of the glass.
S - Roasted malts and chocolate. Cream in the background (which is impressive as the website states that no milk products are used). Alcohol is very well hidden.
T - Follows aroma - roasted dark malts and sweet cream. Fair amount of bitterness in the end.
M - Medium to thick body, mild carbonation sting. Sweet on the tongue that ends with mild bitterness. Bitterness last a while on the palate. Warm on the throat.
D - Very enjoyable, drinkable beer. Heavy feel fits the style and would prevent the consumption of more than a few.
Overall - Well balanced, enjoyable sweet stout.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2010 20:31:38 | More by ghebel
More User Reviews:
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 2,876 ratings.