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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

3,333 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,333
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 192
Gots: 333 | 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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-30-2001

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

served into a nonic glass, from a 12oz. brown bottle long neck with crimped-on cap.

Opaque,black slight ruby red hue when held to light, 2" thick tan head, pillowy with good retention,lacing around the glass.

A solid moderate nose,very roasty,carmelly/toffee hints of vanallia,smokey and woody,a very enticing aroma.

Tastes very roasty,like coffee.toffee/carmell a great malty profile. woody,with hints of vanallia. A smooth,clean semi-sweet and bitter finish with a very pleasing quality.

A very creamy mouthfeel,feels light on the palate, a wee bit chewy,smooth throughout,very enjoyable and tasty and drinkable.
A very good stout,would love to drink this one again.
One of the best stouts i've had in a while.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Pellinore1
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of beachbum1975
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Decided to try this single while watching the NFL playoff's today.

12 ounce bottle, batch # 8733.

Pours an opaque, dark brown/black with a nice, creamy, sticky light mocha head with light lacing.

Smells of sweet, creamy lactose, caramel and coffee.

Semi-sweet lactose flavor mixed with a dry, heavily roasted coffee. Light vanilla notes picked up in the after taste. Big mouthfeel with higher carbonation. Medium-to-full body and flavor.

Finishes slighty dry and bitter. Nice example for a milk stout.

Photo of Greggy
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep chocolate color with a nice 1.5 finger head that recedes slowly into some nice tight lacing. The beautiful thing I saw with the head was almost a swirling of colors that reminded me of hot chocolate with melting marshmellows in it. Quite unique!

Smell: Deep chocolate, cocoa, cream and a hit of latte hit this one on the nose. It smells quite rich!

Taste: Just like the nose with an excellent silky smooth chocolate and cream taste. Very rich on the palette with a nice long creamy finish.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth with a lower carbonation that works great with the dark richness of this great brew.

Drinkability: I can't see myself having more than a couple of these a night as they are quite rich; however, this is a great brew that I intend to have more of in the future.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jpd026
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of VikeMan
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kegger22
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown with red highlight when held to a light. Just a thin covering for a head and that faded to almost nothing. The aroma was coffee and sweet. The taste was coffee sweetened with chocolate, but there was just a hint of sour too. The feel was medium/heavy bodied with light carbonation. Drinkability was good. A half step down from 3F Moloko, an enjoyable beer and another solid effort from Bell's.

Photo of KFrank729
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Crimsontider22
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Pete27lax
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of dsnyder61
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of EricTKole
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of jcalabre
2.4/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I originally sampled this beer on 6 November 2002. I am writing this review from my notes.
Appearance: It is black as an imperial,
Taste: This has a lactic (duh, it's a double cream stout) flavor. it's sort of an inbetween stout, not sweet, not dry. it doesn't quite do it for me. This is one of those beers that many will like, but I happen not to.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

Deep, dark, brownly black with a lid of fuzzy-creamy tan foam.

The smell is of sweet dark chocolate and cream with darkly roasty toasty malts and some black coffee beans.

Full-medium body with softly fuzzy and moderately creamy carbonation. Flavors bring the same cream diluted dark chocolatey sweetness, along with a darkly roasty, toasty malt base, and some ground black coffee beans.

Eh, not as impressed by this one as most Bell's offerings, but it's still a decent beer.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

5/5  rDev +26.3%

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,333 ratings.