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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,843 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,843
Reviews: 1,331
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 164
Gots: 195 | FT: 4
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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jvajda

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finally a competitor with Old Rasputin for world's best double cream stout. This beer is fantastic. It's very rich and bittersweet, but not over-the-top. I think most of us could handle a couple of these at once and be fine. There's a lot to experience in this glass, make sure it has your full attention.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2005 00:45:31 | More by jvajda
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Brunite

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Completely opaque black in color. No peripheral highlights noticeable. A dark tan head recedes to leave a minimal cap and ring.

S - Hmmmm...lots going on. Some vanilla....some smokiness...roasted malt....a sourish lactose-like note....coffee...dark chocolate.

T - The flavor is as complex as the smell. First taste is of smoky roasted malts. As the beer warms....new flavors emerge. More of a sweet milk chocolate flavor kicks in. Further warming brings a more caramel/cocoa profile. Roasted coffee bitterness kicks in on the swallow and there is a lingering sweetness on the finish along with an oily coffee flavor.

M - Complex to mirror the taste. This is a very viscous, creamy beer. There is a constant smoothness. Some stickiness is also apparent. Oily on the finish as well.

D - A mid-level ABV and the vast array of flavors and feel make this fun to drink. Definitely worth seeking out. The profile gives the most after it warms a bit so sip this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 02:07:37 | More by Brunite
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Avagadro

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Extremely dark with a chocolate colored head. This beer definitely looks drinkable

S: Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and coffee are very present and very pleasing.

T: All of the previous flavors present, but they unfold one by one on your palette. It is sweeter than most stouts, but what do you expect from milk stout. To me it is the paragon of this style.

M: So thick you almost need to chew it. Mouthfeel is definitely one of the highlights of this brew.

D: One of the many great brews from Bell's. Absolutely worth trying. Whenever I'm in Michigan I make sure to pick up atleast one bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 05:08:19 | More by Avagadro
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

11-09-2012 20:49:35 | More by tyleeis
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ExpendableCrewman

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

11-22-2013 22:02:11 | More by ExpendableCrewman
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ClearDog

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance -- Pours a deep midnight black into my imperial pint glass. Nice foamy one finger khaki head. Very impressive to behold!

Smell -- Faint hoppy nose, bitter chocolate and a little bit of coffee. I really enjoy the complexity of this brew.

Taste -- Exceptional! Slightly bitter upfront, with a nice chocolate/coffee finish. I'd say the chocolate is more apparent than the coffee. The alcohol is masked quite nicely, but you can still enjoy the warming feeling as this stout goes down.

Mouthfeel -- Thick and creamy. . . almost chewy. Very nice.

Drinkability -- If I can find anymore of this I'll be buying it. Very drinkable, but one should probably limit it because this is my first one and I can already feel a hint of a buzz. This brewery really has its stuff together. Absolutely brilliant!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2005 20:06:02 | More by ClearDog
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vlodko62

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

12-12-2012 23:49:52 | More by vlodko62
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pstam87

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

12-11-2013 02:19:23 | More by pstam87
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-21-2013 05:35:48 | More by shockrocker65
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Brenden1

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

03-24-2014 19:53:06 | More by Brenden1
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bendukes86

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

01-25-2014 00:50:11 | More by bendukes86
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brealbg

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

12-03-2011 01:54:21 | More by brealbg
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lsolanilla

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

05-06-2013 18:26:00 | More by lsolanilla
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

12-17-2012 14:25:27 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Jimmy_Stout


4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-10-2012 05:06:38 | More by Jimmy_Stout
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Dual45s

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

05-22-2012 10:21:17 | More by Dual45s
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sternamagrapha7x

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

12-05-2013 20:33:00 | More by sternamagrapha7x
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bohemyth

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

02-23-2013 18:54:21 | More by bohemyth
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Lynn

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

12-02-2012 23:20:01 | More by Lynn
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iKasey

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

01-03-2013 05:37:37 | More by iKasey
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sooner961

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

12-31-2013 05:34:14 | More by sooner961
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

03-21-2014 12:33:43 | More by KFrank729
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Sirvis

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

12-04-2012 21:13:54 | More by Sirvis
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WMEugene

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a dark brown/black with a cream-colored head that dissipates to a thin layer. Good lacing.

S - Notes of coffee, vanilla, and other spices. I also pick up noticeable smells of roasted malts.

T - Nice blend of coffee, malt, and toffee. I also definitely pick up the cream flavors. It is sweet, which is what I look for in anything that has "cream" in the name of it, though not overpoweringly so. Very well-balanced.

M - Creamy and smooth. Medium to thick bodied, but really smooth. Perfect finish.

O - If you want a creamy and sweet stout, look no further. I was very impressed with the Double Cream Stout - it does a marvelous job of balancing the sweet flavors with the roasted character of the stout. Fantastic beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 16:44:46 | More by WMEugene
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Mississippi

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

03-26-2014 14:08:38 | More by Mississippi
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,843 ratings.