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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,920 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,920
Reviews: 1,335
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 168
Gots: 208 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double Cream Stout derives its name from its smooth, creamy texture, not the ingredients. Completely dairy-free, this stout blends ten different specialty malts to yield a remarkable depth of flavor. With only a touch of burnt notes, Double Cream Stout focuses on the softer, cocoa & espresso-like aspects of roasted malt.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-30-2001)
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mrp2323

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-08-2014 00:56:55 | More by mrp2323
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JALIEN

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-14-2013 06:31:08 | More by JALIEN
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-23-2012 17:56:07 | More by Cramerican
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Cosho

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-26-2014 23:39:24 | More by Cosho
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JackStraw

Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-02-2012 10:15:21 | More by JackStraw
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-11-2012 19:30:14 | More by JohnK17
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Allurex

Kansas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-07-2011 02:18:18 | More by Allurex
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danjohn1234

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-19-2012 17:01:47 | More by slowdaddy
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dave317

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-09-2014 15:58:10 | More by dave317
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Tjvan2

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-12-2013 00:27:11 | More by Tjvan2
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-05-2013 13:21:31 | More by BigBry
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Fahz

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-31-2014 18:43:25 | More by Fahz
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-30-2012 04:15:47 | More by slimntubbs
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rwshelton2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-02-2014 22:59:08 | More by rwshelton2
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velosuds

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%

From notes. Had this on Christmas day. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a clear pint glass.

A-Pours an almost black hue with a one + finger, creamy tan head with modest retention and lacing.

S-I find the aroma too subdued for style. What's there are some roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and brown sugar. Good, all. Just not enough.

T-Taste is satisfying, just not spectacular given the effort and lengths Bell's seemed to go to produce this beer. The dark roasted malts provide a very pleasing chocolate, coffee, and vanilla complexion, but, again, not robust enough.

M-Just a tad too light and thin.

D-This is not a bad beer, but I am not disappointed this is not available to me in the PNW. My sister-in-law brought this out from Ohio when she visited for Christmas.

12-30-2010 05:44:10 | More by velosuds
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gkoz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-24-2014 04:16:56 | More by gkoz
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lillitnn92

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-08-2012 18:53:34 | More by lillitnn92
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dnh2

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 16:42:31 | More by dnh2
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Pours a deep, barely translucent dark brown, with ruby highlights when held up to light. The tall, medium brown head has a densely whipped, creamy texture and solid retention. Lacing is impressive.

S: Some dark roasted malt, with latte-ish coffee hints. Definite notes of vanilla and lactic sweetness, along with milder whiffs of cocoa and a subtle fruity (cherry?) tanginess.

T: A firm dose of dark, roasted malt flavors that is initially accompanied by a healthy sweetness. Lactic notes are joined by a firm coffee and dark chocolate flavor. Hints of vanilla, bourbon, and lightly tangy fruit are present into the finish, which is also quite roasty and spicy.

M: A medium-heavy body. Carbonation is lush and creamy, leading to a roasty-dry finish and a lengthy aftertaste lingering on the palate.

D: I'm a bit conflicted on this one. I love sweeter, lactic stouts and this definitely fits the bill. The bittersweet aftertaste (tasty as it is) seems a bit oafish, and slightly overstays its welcome. I'd say this beer may be a victim of its own hype. I routinely see this selling for ~$15/sixer; I expected something excellent, but this falls just short of that.

01-19-2010 03:53:22 | More by Clydesdale
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happy4hoppybeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Gorgeous midnight pitch-black, with nice half-finger tan head. Bubbly, with decent retention and solid lacing, sticking to the glass attractively.

Nice aromatic touches of sweet roasted barley and cocoa, and other dark aromas/flavors. Kind of faint, have to sniff hard to notice.

Sweet toffee, light milk chocolate, vanilla and slightly roasted barley dominate the tongue. Fairly medium body, low carbonation. Very smooth, like a light chocolate shake, as nay stout should be.

Very good, tasty stout worthy of even the most elite ones. Maybe not the best, but very solid indeed.

03-13-2012 01:16:18 | More by happy4hoppybeer
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schaffer9252

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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scottiethebody

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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anhigdon

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-17-2014 18:55:50 | More by anhigdon
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,920 ratings.