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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,846 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,846
Reviews: 1,331
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 164
Gots: 196 | FT: 4
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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Jimmyoc25

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-18-2012 04:43:14 | More by Jimmyoc25
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docrates

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.9%

10-18-2012 01:54:33 | More by docrates
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TheBronze

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-18-2012 01:29:09 | More by TheBronze
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-18-2012 00:06:25 | More by Kerrie
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Hoptologist

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-17-2012 17:51:31 | More by Hoptologist
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tylerzander

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pretty dark this one, with just a tinge of garnet highlights along the edges when held up to a light; pours with a very minimal paper thin tan head that dissipates immediately

S - rum raisin booziness pretty apparent despite 6.1% ABV; dark crystal malts up front but some roastiness lurks in the background; some milk chocolate as the beer warms and some smooth caramelized/burnt sugar

T - chocolate maltiness from the variety of specialty malts lingers without any sharp/bitter roastiness, although some roastiness comes through to help temper the residual malt character; what you smell follows through to the taste: caramel, slight ethanol, smooth chocolate, some dried raisin/plum dark fruit flavor

M - nice low carbonation enhances the complex malt body, befitting of the descriptor "cream stout;" has a full-bodied mouthfeel without excessive sweetness

D - good as a standalone beer, as every sip is eagerly anticipated, but one 12 oz serving seems to adequately satisfy my desire for a full bodied double cream stout at the end of an evening

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 08:11:36 | More by tylerzander
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strohme2

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-12-2012 09:54:03 | More by strohme2
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Jimmy_Stout


4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-10-2012 05:06:38 | More by Jimmy_Stout
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-08-2012 01:06:30 | More by PoolFishGolf
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-06-2012 04:57:39 | More by tripledbrew
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-01-2012 21:35:18 | More by Gtg642
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bryoung


4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-28-2012 21:59:16 | More by bryoung
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Juli4n

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-25-2012 23:50:49 | More by Juli4n
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

09-20-2012 23:30:44 | More by skaboom420
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CMERCE


5/5  rDev +25.9%

09-20-2012 02:04:57 | More by CMERCE
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Nelliott1


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-19-2012 23:21:26 | More by Nelliott1
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter, batch 9376. I've been sitting on this for a while (for the style anyways)

A: Pours pitch black with a finger of dense tan foam. Head recedes slowly to a film, good retention.

S: Milk chocolate, caramel, and malted milk balls. Oxidation is apparent, but not unpleasant.

T: Similar to aroma, milk chocolate, caramel, and malted milk balls dominate. I get some roasted malts and dark chocolate in the background. Slightly oxidized, but not terribly so.

M: Medium to light mouthfeel with creamy carbonation.

O: A nice mix of chocolate, roast, and caramel. Easy to drink, yet quite flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 02:17:28 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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ACarrell

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-18-2012 18:31:53 | More by ACarrell
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NathanFink

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-18-2012 15:46:40 | More by NathanFink
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-17-2012 22:04:13 | More by ChrisMon02
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brownish red it in color. It poured with a thin beige head that quickly dissipated, leaving a delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of dark malts in the nose; the smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with faint hints of roasted malts and chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable but still packs in a lot of nice aromas and flavors without being full-bodied.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 01:53:00 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with hints of brown when held up to the light. The beer has a quarter finger tall creamy tan head that quickly reduces to a small amount of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark and roasted malts with some lighter notes of chocolate & coffee. The smell of this beer improves as the beer warms up. Just the faintest hint of vanilla as well.

T: The flavor of this beer is mostly malty with lots of dark malts and some lighter amounts of roasted malts. Some lighter and more subtle notes of chocolate and coffee. Not sweet and there is a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and lightly creamy.

O: Very enjoyable but not sure I get why it is called a double cream stout... I think I had expectations of a much creamier mouthfeel based on the name. Nice flavors and very enjoyable. I'd get this one again if I had easy access to it.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 18:49:16 | More by dbrauneis
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kthing


5/5  rDev +25.9%

09-15-2012 18:36:00 | More by kthing
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-14-2012 02:25:03 | More by grumpygerman
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schneid

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-13-2012 20:58:40 | More by schneid
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,846 ratings.