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

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Bell's Special Double Cream StoutBell's Special Double Cream Stout

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2,958 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,958
Reviews: 1,338
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 173
Gots: 214 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

skaboom420, Sep 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

CMERCE, Sep 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Nelliott1, Sep 20, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter, batch 9376. I've been sitting on this for a while (for the style anyways)

A: Pours pitch black with a finger of dense tan foam. Head recedes slowly to a film, good retention.

S: Milk chocolate, caramel, and malted milk balls. Oxidation is apparent, but not unpleasant.

T: Similar to aroma, milk chocolate, caramel, and malted milk balls dominate. I get some roasted malts and dark chocolate in the background. Slightly oxidized, but not terribly so.

M: Medium to light mouthfeel with creamy carbonation.

O: A nice mix of chocolate, roast, and caramel. Easy to drink, yet quite flavorful.

coreyfmcdonald, Sep 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

ACarrell, Sep 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ChrisMon02, Sep 17, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brownish red it in color. It poured with a thin beige head that quickly dissipated, leaving a delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of dark malts in the nose; the smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with faint hints of roasted malts and chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable but still packs in a lot of nice aromas and flavors without being full-bodied.

metter98, Sep 17, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with hints of brown when held up to the light. The beer has a quarter finger tall creamy tan head that quickly reduces to a small amount of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark and roasted malts with some lighter notes of chocolate & coffee. The smell of this beer improves as the beer warms up. Just the faintest hint of vanilla as well.

T: The flavor of this beer is mostly malty with lots of dark malts and some lighter amounts of roasted malts. Some lighter and more subtle notes of chocolate and coffee. Not sweet and there is a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and lightly creamy.

O: Very enjoyable but not sure I get why it is called a double cream stout... I think I had expectations of a much creamier mouthfeel based on the name. Nice flavors and very enjoyable. I'd get this one again if I had easy access to it.

dbrauneis, Sep 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

kthing, Sep 15, 2012
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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,958 ratings.