Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by karengarys:
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This pours very very very dark. Opaque black, not even translucent. It leaves a small brown head which over time turns into a carmel color ring.
Smell is very unsweetened chocolate and coffee, and as it warms becomes predominantly coffee. Touch of hop.
Taste is very rich and creamey chocolatey and coffee and maltey and some nice dry hop balance. Alcohol notes are present, and as it warms the alcohol becomes VERY apparent.
It has a very nice, rich body.
Mouthfeel is super creamy when it is cold, and turns a bit wet as it warms to room temprature.
The finish is a bit hard on the alcohol side, but the dry hop cleans the pallet in a very pleasent way. This does not leave an aftertaste as you would expect with something this thick.
This is the first time I tried this, and I'll be getting more. it is a favorite. One thing - I usually like my beers warmer, but not this one. I enjoy this one more at about 40 degrees than I do at room temprature. It is creamier, richer and livlier when it is cold, and as it warms it seems to flatten a bit, and become edgey.
If you see this, buy it and give it a try!
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2005 01:05:12 | More by karengarys
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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