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

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89
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3,386 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,386
Reviews: 1,390
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 193
Gots: 352 | 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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-30-2001

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.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to Pittrooney for throwing this my way!

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. bottled 11/14/11 (number 10797)

pours out pretty much opaque black, just a little ruby brown color when held to the light. about one fingers worth of creamy, tan colored head. average head retention with just a little lacing.

a nice range of roasted aromas, coffee, deeply roasted grains, and bitter cocoa. coffee stands out the most to me. just a hint of earthy hops in there as well.

again, nice roasted flavors here. mostly some nice coffee and cocoa with some bitter-sweet roasted/ burnt grains. earthy hops balance the beer with maybe even a little pine trying to break through. solid bitter cocoa finish.

very nice creamy mouthfeel, carbonation feels a touch on the sparkly side. medium bodied. very smooth and drinkable.

one of the better american stouts ive come across. very nice roasted flavors and just super drinkable. ill revisist this in the future for sure. nothing extreme or out of the ordinary but they nailed the classic stout flavors just right IMO.

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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - 6.1%
Had at Lititz cask ale festival 10/29/10
Soft black with small creamy tan head. Roasted coffee aroma, earthy. Extremly smooth and quite dry. Not a lot of carbonation. Tasty is creamy milk chocolate with a hint of coffee. Silky mouthfeel, I could drink a few of these if I didn't have anything to eat.
Exceptional cream stout, well done.

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Obtained in trade from monsterfat (thanks!). Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Dark brown, almost bistre body with faint auburn edges. Thick, tan, active head recedes quickly to a thin, even, creamy layer. Light sandy lacing with thick glassy legs.

Coffe and cream aromatics with lightly burnt toast, and low cherry notes. Maybe a hint of oxidation.

Fairly complex malt flavors that come and go in waves: milk chocolate, coffee, toasted bread, roasted grain, clean barley, etc. Sweet and roasty, but joined quickly by a lactic sourness married to a bit of citrus (from the hops?). Well balanced, though I agree that it reminds me of cream soda at times.

Very smooth, medium-bodied, with adequate carbonation. Light astringency leaves the gums tingling.

A solid example of the style - one not readily brewed right now on the West coast.

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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,386 ratings.