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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,417 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,417
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 196
Gots: 365 | 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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Ratings: 3,417 | Reviews: 1,394
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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

a - pitch black with a dark brown head. Head dissipates immediately.

s - very sweet with chocolate and coffee notes. It might be in my head, but it almost smells creamy :)

t - you can feel the smoothness when it immediately enters your mouth. coffee bitterness follows. I can't decipher much of the malt character except in the after taste. More of the caramel and chocolate come out as it lingers.

m - smoooth. Not a lot of carbonation.

d - it has a good flavor, but I don't think I could drink to many of these. It's almost like a small meal for me. My bottle says 6.1 abv, but this page says 7.5, so I don't know if they changed it recently or not. Either way it wouldn't be a session beer or something I could drink more than 2 of. The only thing for me that made this worth trying was to experience the smooth mouthfeel of this brew.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

pours almost the deepest black I've ever seen. one finger head, doesn't really stay.

smells of rich malts and a yeasty nose to finish

rich and creamy, such a heavenly maltiness. can't really describe this one because it's just too complex for me.

velvety and smooth as hell. easily drinkable. fantastically balanced

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

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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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,417 ratings.