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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,067 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,067
Reviews: 1,348
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 173
Gots: 246 | 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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djgustafson, Feb 02, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

claspada, Aug 29, 2011
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CMUbrew, Feb 09, 2013
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Giggy, Jun 24, 2014
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Bikeboy1, Dec 03, 2013
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nitter, Feb 17, 2013
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crowsnest, Nov 20, 2013
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crbnfbr, Aug 12, 2013
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JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
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ChainChompsky, Mar 01, 2014
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pathman, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straight black with a medium dark tan 1-finger head. No retention but decent lacing.

Nose is dark chocolate and medium roast coffee with sweet cream. Very nice and very rich.

Taste is strong chocolate malt. Nice roast hit, turns a little sweeter midway through, and finishes very dark and chocolaty. The chocolate really lingers.

Body is so close to perfect. very nice. Very rich body for a beer this low in alcohol.

easy to drink andvery well balanced !

beerpirates, Mar 18, 2011
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Devilman, Apr 27, 2013
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GStein, Apr 01, 2014
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ovaltine, Jul 31, 2014
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JWRitchie76, Jan 22, 2012
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cosmonick, Mar 27, 2013
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LooseMoose1978, Oct 21, 2013
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ebautis, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this at Revivals Restaurant in Perkasie, PA. For those in the area, they have a decent selection of bottled and on-tap craft brews.

Served in the bottle and poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Pours a nearly black color with a one finger, tan colored head. Totally opaque. The head lasted a minute or two and faded to a light skim. Moderate lacing.

S - A mix of burnt malts and a slight chocolate sweetness.

T - The taste follows the smell with a nice combination of burnt malts, bitter chocolate and a hint of coffee. It wasn't as creamy as the name might suggest but a good brew regardless. Easily a beer you could down a few of. The alcohol is not noticeable.

M - Moderate consistancy. As mentioned, not as creamy as some other stouts I've had.

O - A decent but not a mind-blowing stout. From the name I expected a creamier taste which I didn't get. Nothing wrong with the beer per se. It is well crafted and tasted good. Just not a superior stout, in my opinion.

Cheers!

BuxMontBeerLover, Feb 11, 2012
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Dieck, Nov 30, 2012
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BEERschlitz, Oct 24, 2013
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 3,067 ratings.