Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.95/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle from batch 10080, which I believe makes it from the winter of '10/'11. Since this beer was pretty clearly not intended to be consumed at such an age, I've given it scores that won't affect its current average at all. Consider the following notes illustrative more than evaluative.
A: Black body with a half inch off-white head, even with a vigorous pour. Minimal lace. Still carbonated, but definitely not as lively as one would hope.
S: A bit of dark fruit oxidation actually goes quite nicely with the creamy milk chocolate and roasted malt notes. Still quite enjoyable.
T: Solid here as well, with chocolate dominating throughout. Smooth, creamy, and a bit sweet.
M: A little thin, with only light carbonation. Not great.
O: This was surprisingly good with some age on it, but is definitely better fresh.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 02:09:17 | More by woosterbill
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,884 ratings.