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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,156 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,156
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 178
Gots: 264 | 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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EN27, Jan 17, 2014
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JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A = Dark, dark brown, almost black, pour resulted in a one finger relatively dark brown head with an orange tint made up of medium bubbles. Medium lacing left when head recedes.

S = Smell of whipped milk chocolate, frappacino, and roasted, almost burnt grains.

T = This is almost like a Starbuck's coffee drink followed by a beer taste finish. It has a creamy, chocolate taste that melds with a slightly bitter coffee taste at the mid-palate. The finish is long and complex giving both a sweetness on the middle of the tongue and bitterness on the back.

M = Medium to heavy bodied, good coating of the mouth, light carbonation which is perfect for the taste.

D = This is definitely a drinkable beer. I could easily see this being my go to stout for cold Winter evenings.

Traquairlover, Jan 16, 2008
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Beer-A-Lot, Jul 14, 2013
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mtomlins, Oct 01, 2013
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Rob315, Jan 06, 2012
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Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep, deep brown, almost black... as style will dictate, I suppose. A bit of a ruby tinge around the edges. Nice, creamy & puffy head.

S: Milk chocolate, a little bit of coffee scent.

T + M: A very creamy milk chocolate... really light and smooth. Carbonation is quite light, and the brew is rather sweet and somewhat similar to chocolate milk made with Nestle syrup.

D: Very smooth, but almost gets a little sweet after a while. Not cloying and sticky, fortunately. Smooth enough for a couple or more, or until the ABV gets a bit overwhelming.

Proteus93, May 11, 2008
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DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
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st9647v3, Nov 23, 2012
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niiiv, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double Cream Stout pours a solid black with a tan one finger head that looks rather strong.

The aromas are milk chocolate and roasted malt. It smells rather tasty.

Taste is sweet up front and then finishes with enough bitterness to keep things from cloying. A moderate carbonation and creamy mouthfeel make for pretty good drinkability.

This can replace a chocolate desert, or compliment it rather than coffee.

rtratzlaff, Oct 21, 2008
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4/5  rDev +1%

BeccaH, Sep 11, 2014
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,156 ratings.