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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,872 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,872
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 165
Gots: 198 | 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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AndrewK

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-06-2012 23:15:59 | More by AndrewK
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DGuy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-06-2012 22:38:51 | More by DGuy
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-02-2012 21:27:21 | More by ryancl
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Stoutlad

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-31-2012 03:22:48 | More by Stoutlad
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-26-2012 01:46:38 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin, clear dark brown with very little cascading head and absolutely no lacing. Mouthfeel is decent, but not nearly as creamy as I expected. The aroma however has very nice lactose sweetness; creamy and full of roasted and toasted (smoked?) malts as well. Flavours are well balanced and smooth, with definite cream and caramelized malt sugars followed by a nicely dry hop finish.

I expected "spectacular" and was disappointed, but like anything Bell's, still believe this to be better than most...

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 04:44:01 | More by hopsolutely
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troyvar

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-21-2012 20:05:38 | More by troyvar
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the last Bell's ordinarily stocked in stores around here that I had not reviewed. I'm sure I had it a few times over the last couple years.

It has a very roasty and a nice balance of hoppy and malty, about what one would expect for and American stout.

This quality brew looks great in the glass and is a good stout to have when you are looking for a little something extra.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 00:05:30 | More by schoolboy
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danp14

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-18-2012 15:59:58 | More by danp14
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MikieV

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-15-2012 20:52:54 | More by MikieV
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mlhenson

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-15-2012 05:51:40 | More by mlhenson
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bigmoose125

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-12-2012 04:04:19 | More by bigmoose125
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flyers1980

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-10-2012 21:50:57 | More by flyers1980
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mklunk

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.9%

07-08-2012 02:39:35 | More by mklunk
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pauljunk

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

07-02-2012 18:19:04 | More by pauljunk
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Maegodfrey14


3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-02-2012 15:45:23 | More by Maegodfrey14
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sukwonee

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark Brown/Black with quarter finger head, little lacing.

S: Coffee dominates, followed by chocolate, roasted malts, I think I get a bit of bourbon oak smell for some reason.

T: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste disappears rather quickly. Not sure why this beer is called double cream stout. I don't taste any milk chocolate... it's not much sweet either.

M: Medium body, with medium level of carbonation

O: Very solid. I would drink this often if it was available nearby.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 03:07:21 | More by sukwonee
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz bottle bottled on 11/14/11.

A - A big black brew, with 0 clarity, lots of thick creamy head, and tons of sticky lace on the glass

S - Extremely sweet, faint hint of alcohol

T - Smooth, creamy, complex. Starts very sweet, then gets bitter, and then a spicy aftertaste. Alot going on in here, very tasty! Nice little alcohol kick at the end too...

M - Thick, full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. It definitely is a blast to your senses

O - An extremely tasty beer with alot of complexity for a 6/1% brew. Bells always impresses

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 00:42:01 | More by BeerDawgs
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-25-2012 02:46:34 | More by FrankShirley
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sammo

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-23-2012 20:01:47 | More by sammo
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ales4baldo

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-23-2012 03:52:18 | More by ales4baldo
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Greggory

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-23-2012 02:05:36 | More by Greggory
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djwhit24

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-21-2012 01:44:13 | More by djwhit24
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Two-finger head, tan-chocolate foamy head. Brew is thin black color.

Tons of camp-fire smoke. Silky roasty nuts too. But, much too smoked.

Milky, smokey, nutty, and chocolatey. Dry, thin, slight dryness, and near brutal bitterness for a cream stout. Nice smooth carbonation.

Recommended brew, but there's nothing double or exciting about it, other then bitter-thiness. It was missing sweetness and depth and was over smoked thin nuttyness.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 04:00:01 | More by chugalug06
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Zakk

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-18-2012 01:10:47 | More by Zakk
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,872 ratings.