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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: 209 | 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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AC-Mivsek

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-02-2014 00:19:35 | More by AC-Mivsek
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rsenters29

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

I just the rich aroma's and dark compexity of Bell's Double Cream Stout,it' smooth creamy and sweet taste give this stout a 'A' in my book,the over all essence of the tones blend well with it as it is roasted,the malts that are used play a key role in finishing this wonderful stout on the palate soft!

01-18-2013 05:32:41 | More by rsenters29
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-19-2012 02:44:50 | More by Antnyd82
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-10-2012 01:21:58 | More by Hanzo
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-05-2012 03:44:15 | More by phishphorce
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance is deep solid black with brown head and nice lacing.

Nose is coffee with sweet malt and tree bark.

Taste is coffee and cocoa up front, and fades to a variety of sweet malts (10 in all, at least 3 or 4 are discernible). Sugary finish.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with mild carbonation; very pleasant.

Overall, a nice, smooth, flavorful stout.

11-03-2011 02:45:02 | More by dorianmarley
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KornWallace

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-01-2011 04:16:40 | More by KornWallace
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-04-2012 00:18:46 | More by jaidenjb
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detrockcitey

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-21-2013 23:41:57 | More by detrockcitey
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2013 05:29:47 | More by Phillyz
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Buschyfor3

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Serving: 12oz bottle poured into a Samuel Smith's nonic pint glass

A: Nearly black in color; the slightest of mahogany highlights shine through near top of the glass; 1 finger mocha-colored head recedes quickly; lacing glides down sides of the glass

S: Roasted malts mingling with dark bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee; a woodsy note lingers through the middle; as it warms more of the dark chocolate comes out along with hints of dark fruits (raisin-like)

T: Starts with a roasted malt twang that quickly gives way to bittersweet dark chocolate and a fainter dried dark fruit note (like raisins or prunes) though these flavor are not as prominent as the nose suggests; mid sip the roasted malts regain control, with a medium-roast coffee bean flavor and burnt toast showing the most promise; finish sees roasted undertones competing while a nutty/earthy, dark bready malt flavor (akin to stale brown bread loaf) stays on the palate

M: Oily/slick but not overly thick; fine carbonation

O: A solid stout from Bell's. While it's not their best stout, nor my favorite from their lineup, this is still quite a pleasant offering that features a nice depth of roasted flavors. Easy to drink and enjoy.

08-26-2014 05:19:12 | More by Buschyfor3
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12 ounce bottle with a weird-ass drawing of capillaries or something on it reminds me of the creepy ghostly fish on the Two Hearted Ale label. Odd art taste at Bell's (?), but the beer taste is just fine (!)... anyway... poured into a tulip yields an impossibly dark garnet body capped with a fat finger of rocky dark-khaki foam that retains at a ring and leaves a few semicircles of lacing in the glass.

Dark roasted malts, chocolate and molasses tickle the nose with a sweet and tangy perfume.

Tastes warm and roasty, with notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate and balancing malty sweetness finished by a mild lactic twang.

Smooth and lightly creamy with plenty of carbonation to keep it from being heavy or cloying. Easy to drink.

05-30-2008 01:31:06 | More by cvstrickland
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toppoop

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-23-2014 19:03:16 | More by toppoop
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-25-2013 17:03:45 | More by NickyDee21
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-09-2011 23:34:29 | More by nmann08
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-17-2012 19:41:36 | More by n00blar
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-31-2012 04:34:14 | More by TastyIsBeer
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

A- Pours a deep brown with 2 finger mocha colored head. Good amount of frothy lacing

S- Sweet cocoa, roasted malt, hint of vanilla and dark fruit

T- Taste is robust, cocoa, burnt coffee, vanilla, and raisins. Very good.

M- Creamy, full, well carbonated

Overall- Superb American Stout. Very delicious

12-01-2012 03:03:20 | More by BeerBuckeye
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addiwilliams

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-10-2013 00:55:20 | More by addiwilliams
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ThreeTens

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-15-2014 15:31:33 | More by ThreeTens
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clay23

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-22-2014 02:24:01 | More by clay23
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Boozermurfin

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-10-2014 00:59:46 | More by Boozermurfin
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-08-2011 19:06:42 | More by mychalg9
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2013 02:03:25 | More by kell50
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Stygr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

7.5% ABV.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into heavy glass mug

A: Oil black with a half-finger of cocoa colored head, leaving small spotted lace. There are a few small bubbles streaming up. Maybe I poured it too cold.

S: Deep dark smores-like hint. Creamy, roasted malt.

T: Creamy, dark chocolate with slightest hint of coffee.

M: Velvet smooth too start, but surprisingly dry in the back of the throat. Not as dry as a Guinness, but I didn't think this would have this dry of a finish. Still, creamy smoothness in front.

D: Two or three of these wouldn't be unheard of, but your liver will hurt in the morning, there is a lot of density to deal with.

Recommended for the super stout lover.

01-05-2009 20:51:00 | More by Stygr
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,920 ratings.