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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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very good

3,175 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,175
Reviews: 1,356
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 179
Gots: 270 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

swimfire, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

dasunder, Jan 19, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm allergic to lactose, and to enjoy beers like this one... I have to take a lactaid pill. This beer was worth taking a pill for.

In pouring this beer I had about a finger of tan foam. This is a very dark (black) beer.

I smell a lot of coffee from the top of this one. You can also get caramel and toffee. There was decent roastiness from this one. There was a clean, enjoyable smell from the Double Cream.

The flavor was clean and balanced. You get a lot of coffee and the cream hits on the back end.

This was a very tasty stout. I wish I was able to drink more of this one.

ummswimmin, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just the rich aroma's and dark compexity of Bell's Double Cream Stout,it' smooth creamy and sweet taste give this stout a 'A' in my book,the over all essence of the tones blend well with it as it is roasted,the malts that are used play a key role in finishing this wonderful stout on the palate soft!

rsenters29, Jan 18, 2013
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beercatbrew, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

spycow, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

optimator705, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Mgm54
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 12oz bottle, review from memory and notes

A - Deep black with no light coming through, with a nice tan head

S - Malty sweetness, with some dark fruit and chocolate

T - Sweet cream up front, some burnt notes and dark fruits, and then ends with more sweetness. This tastes like what it is called.

M - smooth cream, the mouth feel of this is very surprising that this was accomplished without Nitro

O - Great beer, and tastes like the name. Very creamy, and just enough sweetness

Mgm54, Jan 17, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -62.1%

PHBoiler, Jan 17, 2013
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Hamburgers, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a nearly pitch black color with a fine, thin tan colored head. The head fades very fast to leave only a light level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is on the sweeter side with a good presence of chocolate and a nice sweet lactose/milk aroma. Mixed with these smells are notes of a light coffee smell as well.

Taste – The taste begins with some flavors of a sweet milk chocolate and a roasted malt flavor. While upfront there is a good sweet milky presence, as the taste advances the sweet loses some of its ground and the flavor becomes more bitter and darker in nature. While this occurs, some lighter earthy hop flavors start coming to the tongue. These, in the end, when combined with the more roasted, lightly sweet, and darker chocolate flavors create a very nice roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thicker body was quite nice for the darker and roasted flavor of the brew and made it drink more like an 8-9 % abv brew as opposed to its 6.1 % abv nature.

Overall –Quite a tasty brew. It’s a “not too overly sweet” and fairly roasty cream stout. Well worth a try.

Darkmagus82, Jan 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BlissJunkie, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Thedrizzle, Jan 14, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass at cellar temperature.

L – Black color with a 2-finger frothy, rocky, tan head. Nice retention but not much lacing.

S – Mostly chocolate, vanilla, and some roasted coffee. There’s also a bit of licorice and maybe some molasses here, too.

T – Starts off sweet with chocolate, vanilla, and some molasses and finishes with smoothly bitter roasted coffee.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and creamy mouthfeel, and a sweet and slightly bitter finish. Bittersweet dark chocolate flavors linger for a little bit.

O – This is a good stout. The aroma and flavor aren’t quite as robust as they could be and the mouthfeel is a little short of the wonderful, velvety feel that great stouts have, but this is still a tasty and drinkable beer with all the elements that it should have. It’s not a big stout, but no one ever said it should be. Nice beer from Bell’s.

BlackBelt5112203, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,175 ratings.