Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by sjohansen:
2.28/5 rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Black as the inside of a closet with the door closed so you can't see your hand in front of your face. Cream one finger head, disappears quick, leaving a handful of floating brown bubbles on top. Great sticky lacing.
Smells of dark chocolate and dark coffee. Dry oats. The notes are very rich, and the smell is great.
It's got a nice dry character, tastes roasty in the middle of the palate, but... something is off in the aftertaste. And by off, I mean nasty. Not as sweet as Special Double Cream would entail. It has a sour quality that quickly destroys the enjoyable characteristics.
Mouthfeel is like cough syrup. The first couple sips coated my mouth and ruined the rest of the beer.
There are plenty of stouts in the universe, this one is not too high on my list.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2008 02:41:21 | More by sjohansen
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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.
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