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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,919 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,919
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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dsshuck

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-10-2014 22:53:27 | More by dsshuck
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-19-2012 21:59:14 | More by djcira
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niiiv

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-23-2014 16:42:47 | More by niiiv
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rtratzlaff

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

10-21-2008 13:43:05 | More by rtratzlaff
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jmccullough108

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-05-2013 04:34:56 | More by jmccullough108
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-04-2014 01:15:15 | More by DLSheidy
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-03-2012 22:25:31 | More by ritzkiss
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2011 03:37:00 | More by oline73
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hotmanflab666

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-04-2012 04:04:10 | More by hotmanflab666
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Kromes

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Pitch black in color with a large tan colored head made up of lots of different sized bubbles.

S: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, grain.

T: Initial taste is of very, very sweet roasted malts. The beer then gets a tad bitter and then sweet in the finish. The finish is smoky and almost chicory-like.

M: Light in body and carbonation. Easy drinking.

O: A good stout. A bit strong in flavor and sweetness.

10-24-2011 22:31:10 | More by Kromes
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-24-2012 01:54:44 | More by lisahope27
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-03-2012 21:06:03 | More by Zaphog
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Lisicjm

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-10-2013 22:43:33 | More by Lisicjm
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Irish57

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-06-2013 01:31:36 | More by Irish57
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FrostyWPG

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-22-2013 16:18:57 | More by FrostyWPG
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djgustafson

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-02-2014 00:15:05 | More by djgustafson
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours an opaque black color with a fairly substantial beige head that recedes fairly quickly.

Aromas begin with roasted malts highlighted by slightly smokey, bittersweet dark chocolate, baker's cocoa and espresso. Nice so far.

The tastes begin with roasted malts highlighted by dark coffee and dark chocolate with a semi-soft sweetness. This beer leans toward the roasty end of the flavor spectrum but not as much as I expected which I enjoyed. Definitely a stout and thankfully stays away from that hazy overly roasted borderline porter flavor profile. It's nice and creamy, yet at the same time dry. Not getting too much lactic flavors although it's kind of creamy. Like a dark bean coffee with a tiny splash of milk; def not cream, if that makes sense.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Light roastiness in the finish that lingers ever so slightly leaving a nice dry crisp finish despite the fact that this is a full bodied stout. It's nice and creamy, yet at the same time dry.

Overall I enjoyed this beer much more so than I expected because I have been really displeased with the majority of Bells offerings that I have sampled to date. I had this following Dieu Du Ciel Aphrodisiaque and although it was no where as good, it held it's own in the flavor department. Not a beer I will turn away if offered and I would have it again. Glad I sampled it for sure.

08-29-2011 00:57:18 | More by claspada
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CMUbrew

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-09-2013 06:32:33 | More by CMUbrew
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-24-2014 20:20:09 | More by Giggy
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Bikeboy1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-03-2013 02:30:32 | More by Bikeboy1
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nitter

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-17-2013 00:37:44 | More by nitter
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-20-2013 05:32:17 | More by crowsnest
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-12-2013 16:55:49 | More by JMUbrewz
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ChainChompsky

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-01-2014 03:42:53 | More by ChainChompsky
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,919 ratings.