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

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3,240 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,240
Reviews: 1,361
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 182
Gots: 295 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep brown color, almost black but not quite. There is a slight coffee colored head and a light lacing.

The first thing that came to my head when I smelled it was German Chocolate Cake. The nose is a very sweet chocolatey smell. I can also smell a sweet cream. Sweetness dominates the smell.

The taste, while similar, is also quite different. The sweet chocolate is there, but tons of roasted malts is the predominant flavor. The taste goes back and forth between a rich sweetness and roasted malt.

The creamy mouthfeel is huge in this stout. There's a slightly dry finish.

For a stout, I would say drinkability is above average. Despite being so creamy, for some reason it doesn't feel as filling for me.

This is a very enjoyable stout from Bell's.

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A = Dark black without much of a head.

S = Chocolate and coffee

T = Semi-sweet chocolate coming through with hints of coffee.

M = Creamy and smooth as velvet

D = Incredibly balanced. Even after warming, the beer was great including a very nice finish.

This particular offering has turned me into a "stout" drinker.

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Wolverine Market.

Pours a dark black with a finger of tan foamy head. Nose is sweet with cocoa, espresso notes, dark and complex malts, a sense of roasted beans. Taste is full; good coffee flavour mixed with roasted malts. Sweet and bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, creamy yet smooth and dry. A decent stout but not mind blowing or Bells best.

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. The liquid is dark, very dark but also very red, like dried blood, Ah in a good way. The head is nice, 2 fingers tan , some lace on the glass. Good!

The smell is sweet pungent fruit.

The taste is better dark and roasty but not very burnt. Hint of honey and molasses.

The mouthfeel is good but not real thick. Less then full body. Good carbonation.

The drinkability is very good. This stout is quite drinkable. I will buy more for sure. Prosit, MK

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Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours into a generic tulip with a dark chocolate brown color. Only a half finger of tan head is achieved with a moderate pour that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell - Honestly, not much in the smell but cocoa.

Taste - Similar to the aroma, though more roasted malt, coffee, slight vanilla, and some hazelnut.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, lower carbonation, creamy.

Drinkability - A one and done beer, but decent nonetheless. Not one I'd buy in the future to be honest.

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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,240 ratings.