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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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,256 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 3,256
Reviews: 1,365
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 183
Gots: 300 | 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 SFNC
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured dark with minimal head, light lacing. The smell is roasted grains, chocolate and caramel. Taste follows suit, nice, but unexceptional. Not too thick, but a very creamy mouthfell, light carbonation. Bells can sometimes deliver a masterpieces, this is not one of those times. I'd drink it again, but would not seek it out.

Photo of Gear54
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brackh
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark. Smell isn't overwhelming. Nice balanced malty flavor. Easy to drink. Gets better as it warms. Well balanced creamy and carbonated. Nice easy stout that is exactly what they are shooting for.

Photo of HopHead84
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayCheG
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanmextorf
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz glass poured into a snifter. Poured a fairly deep brown/black with some red hue around the edges of the glass. Created a decent one finger of a khaki colored head. Overall a pretty good looking beer in the glass. Fairly underwhelming nose on this one. Some chocolate, mild coffee, and as the title says, maybe a little bit of cream or maltiness. Taste kind of follows suit here with chocolate and perhaps some very subtle dark fruits coming through. Fairly thin mouth for a stout. Decent overall but nothing I'll be seeking out again.

Photo of JayPeso
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Creamy milky chocolate lactose sugar

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SLewis
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of skrabbenhoft
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mta11c
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmwilliq
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrmaps
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Dark. Head rises creamy and is durable.

Sm: Malt, coffee, licorice, hops

Taste: Malt, coffee, mild hops with a mild carbonation. Well blended flavor profile without anything being overly aggressive. The flavor is long lived and the beer opens up well after about 10 minutes.

Feel: Smooth, creamy finely carbonated.

Overall: The beer has a low alcohol content which is further shoved to the back ground by making this beer smooth and readily drinkable. The hops an coffee flavors are well balanced and long lasting. A good beer.

Value: I have to admit, I am partial to Bell's beer. It is priced slighter higher than most beers, but this is balanced by a better quality than other beers. I like it.

Photo of augustwest
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Joshmistake
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 30helens
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of SplitsAtoms
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of LennyBound
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,256 ratings.