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

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3,172 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,172
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 179
Gots: 269 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%

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.

Buschyfor3, Aug 26, 2014
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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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