Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by mroberts1204:
3.88/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle marked 9446 indicating that it was packaged November 9, 2009.
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a tan colored head that lingers throughout the entire beer. Some floaties visible.
Smell: Big roastiness jumps out with pleasant notes of dark chocolate/cocoa rounded out by some grassy hops. By far the beers best trait.
Taste: The roasted malt flavors dominate as indicated by the smell. Roast malt initially followed by chocolate and grassy hops. Not a whole lot of sweetness--you get some upfront but its quickly overtaken by mild hop bitterness. Well balanced.
Mouthfeel: Lacking in mouthfeel considering this is a cream stout! I expected a hearty mouthfeel and it just falls short. Not viscous enough and its compounded by prickly carbonation.
Drinkability: I could drink a lot of these considering the great balance. Another great beer from Bell's, but this falls short of what I have come to expect from a cream stout.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2010 02:58:11 | More by mroberts1204
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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 2,877 ratings.