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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,040 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,040
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 173
Gots: 239 | 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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Photo of AmitC
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my snifter glass.

Pitch black in the glass and extremely dark brown color while pouting. More than a finger thick head of tan color that soon withers off into a ring. Decent lacing.

Aroma is very subdued. Toasted and burnt malts. Toffee and slight caramel with some hint of bitter hops. No alcohol presence.

Taste: Again is very much the nose and well balanced with nothing standing out. Dark chocolate, burnt malts and caramel. No hint of coffee. No creamy feel. Sweetness is countered well by the hops.

Mouth feel : Medium bodied with somewhat lighter tones. Smooth, easy to drink. Moderate to high carbonation but without any astringency of any sort. Dry finish with no lingering effect.

Like a few others have noted - there is nothing extraordinary about it. Plain stout.

Style rate: 3.75
Personal Rate: 3.5

AmitC, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Omensetter
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Omensetter, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of yankees27
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

yankees27, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Tee2Grn
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Tee2Grn, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of tmt71883
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

tmt71883, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev +0.8%

st9647v3, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of RandyKemka
4/5  rDev +0.8%

RandyKemka, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of esullivan880
4/5  rDev +0.8%

esullivan880, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of denimdemon
4/5  rDev +0.8%

denimdemon, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of jbaker67
4/5  rDev +0.8%

jbaker67, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of b_add
4/5  rDev +0.8%

b_add, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Zach136, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of BourbonDork
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BourbonDork, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of hilgart1
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

hilgart1, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug.

A: Dark brown with three-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a long time. Really nice lacing.

S: Chocolate and roasted malt. Good but mild.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Nutty with milk flavors. Slightly bitter roasted malt flavors are stronger in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth.

O: This is a good stout, but the nose is mild, and nothing about the taste sticks out to me. Above average, but not exceptional.

SolipsismalCat, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of SometimesIfart
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a three finger mocha head. Left nice lacing. Spot on for a stout.

S - Chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt. Pretty weak actually.

T - Chocolate, dark coffee, dark roasted malt, milk, molasses.

M - Light carbonation with a very light, extremely creamy body

O - Overall, this was a good stout, Though not as good as I expected. I would have again.

SometimesIfart, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

SportsandJorts, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of MaseFace
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

MaseFace, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

RichH55, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Anonymous1
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Anonymous1, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Mister_Joshy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pure black with a very nice looking tan head which remains for a long time.

The smell is quite weak, coffee and dark malts.

The taste is better, nuts, milk and coffee.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with very little carbonation.

Overall very enjoyable, could easily drink a few of these.

Dave1999, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of VernonKell
4/5  rDev +0.8%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of FEUO
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

FEUO, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +0.8%

OldTime, Nov 15, 2012
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,040 ratings.