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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,883 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,883
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 167
Gots: 200 | FT: 5
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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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-24-2012 22:52:28 | More by Falcone
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-24-2012 01:54:44 | More by lisahope27
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dpomranky1

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-23-2012 02:33:29 | More by dpomranky1
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-22-2012 21:21:16 | More by sendbeer
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flyersfan900

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-21-2012 03:06:50 | More by flyersfan900
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-21-2012 02:25:52 | More by lupercmda
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rolandboy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-20-2012 03:19:18 | More by rolandboy
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-20-2012 02:16:11 | More by GTB
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KMcG

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-20-2012 01:25:08 | More by KMcG
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours the color of coffee, with a thick creamy head that narrows as you drink, but still retains a half-inch head for the majority of the experience.

S - Mostly chocolate, a little roasted malt, and a slight hint of alcohol.

T - Follows the nose, mostly. I taste a lot of chocolate, light roasted malts, and cream. Though the cream is present, I expected a little more for a drink titled, "Double Cream" I'm sure it's better on a nitro-tap.

M - Smooth and creamy, but there is some carbonation in there.

O - For an out of the bottle cream stout, I thought this was pretty good. On nitro-tap, I think this beer would be a knock out. I would have also liked a little more decisiveness in the flavor...either more chocolate, or more cream. Since it's a cream stout, more cream would be great.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 02:04:48 | More by RWLawman
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Lob

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-19-2012 02:01:25 | More by Lob
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jtd1969

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - dark dark brown with a quickly head that is tan in color but dissipates quickly.

S - sweet burnt sugary smell, maybe a tad dark fruit

T - chocolate creamy, light roastiness, some booze, light on coffee end

M - nice hop character, creamy and light, light carbonation

D - good beer I think it could be a little more rich. However, I recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 00:43:33 | More by jtd1969
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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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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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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
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,883 ratings.