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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,877 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,877
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 166
Gots: 199 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 2,877 | Reviews: 1,332 | Display Reviews Only:
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ales4baldo

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-23-2012 03:52:18 | More by ales4baldo
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Greggory

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-23-2012 02:05:36 | More by Greggory
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djwhit24

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-21-2012 01:44:13 | More by djwhit24
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Two-finger head, tan-chocolate foamy head. Brew is thin black color.

Tons of camp-fire smoke. Silky roasty nuts too. But, much too smoked.

Milky, smokey, nutty, and chocolatey. Dry, thin, slight dryness, and near brutal bitterness for a cream stout. Nice smooth carbonation.

Recommended brew, but there's nothing double or exciting about it, other then bitter-thiness. It was missing sweetness and depth and was over smoked thin nuttyness.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 04:00:01 | More by chugalug06
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Zakk

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-18-2012 01:10:47 | More by Zakk
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kmoore149

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-17-2012 01:26:29 | More by kmoore149
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-16-2012 12:10:30 | More by chocosushi
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lhutson


4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-14-2012 15:43:45 | More by lhutson
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wfcubsfan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-11-2012 05:04:25 | More by wfcubsfan
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JHarris1717

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-09-2012 10:44:58 | More by JHarris1717
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-07-2012 00:51:13 | More by duceswild
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-05-2012 03:44:15 | More by phishphorce
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danwho

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-04-2012 22:49:45 | More by danwho
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Rickyd


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-04-2012 00:14:23 | More by Rickyd
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-03-2012 16:38:52 | More by JohnQVD
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djtomain

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-03-2012 02:09:23 | More by djtomain
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CoreyW

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-31-2012 15:25:23 | More by CoreyW
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asicilianonj

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-31-2012 03:43:31 | More by asicilianonj
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brock146

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-30-2012 20:13:41 | More by brock146
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-30-2012 04:17:45 | More by MarkyMOD
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - maybe a little over a finger of light tan head on a deep black body. Requires less than 5mm to see through. Some good lacing. Bubbles of all sizes.

S - A lot of chocolate. Bitterness from some hops. Mellow. Some vanilla as well. Simple.

T - Again just a little too sour for me on the flavor. Like a sour milk sour which is not good. There are some stouty flavors such as chocolate and vanilla.

M - Not really all that creamy to me. Medium body and moderate carbonation make this not bad, but they say it will be double creamy.

O - Pretty pedestrian to me. Sure, overall it is pretty good, but nothing stands out and makes me want to go get more.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 01:02:29 | More by RuckusDu
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Steimie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.4%

05-29-2012 23:57:04 | More by Steimie
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Tunguska


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-27-2012 21:37:03 | More by Tunguska
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-27-2012 02:41:40 | More by GreyGhost4
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leinie13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-27-2012 01:08:56 | More by leinie13
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,877 ratings.