Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,877 | Reviews: 1,332 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tylerzander:
4/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Pretty dark this one, with just a tinge of garnet highlights along the edges when held up to a light; pours with a very minimal paper thin tan head that dissipates immediately
S - rum raisin booziness pretty apparent despite 6.1% ABV; dark crystal malts up front but some roastiness lurks in the background; some milk chocolate as the beer warms and some smooth caramelized/burnt sugar
T - chocolate maltiness from the variety of specialty malts lingers without any sharp/bitter roastiness, although some roastiness comes through to help temper the residual malt character; what you smell follows through to the taste: caramel, slight ethanol, smooth chocolate, some dried raisin/plum dark fruit flavor
M - nice low carbonation enhances the complex malt body, befitting of the descriptor "cream stout;" has a full-bodied mouthfeel without excessive sweetness
D - good as a standalone beer, as every sip is eagerly anticipated, but one 12 oz serving seems to adequately satisfy my desire for a full bodied double cream stout at the end of an evening
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2012 08:11:36 | More by tylerzander
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 2,877 ratings.