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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,910 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,910
Reviews: 1,333
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 168
Gots: 208 | 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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Pipelovejoy

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-09-2014 17:19:14 | More by Pipelovejoy
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-07-2014 22:28:34 | More by mattboyer182
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

an absolutely delicious stout, but i don't get the cream part, there s no sweet finish or body like the milk sugar usually imparts on these beers, but other than that curious absence for its name, its a wonderful beer. rich and dark, huge grain bill i have to imagine, with special dark, carafa, and burnt barley, among chocolate and caramel too. it all combines into a very coffee like aroma, with some good roast to it, no acidity, and an intense dark chocolate element, bakers chocolate, unsweetened even. super dark to look at too, no light coming in, and not much head on it, but some khaki froth when i aggravate it. the flavor is not overly complex, just the dark grains meshing together all the way through. the thing that makes this beer special i think, is its texture, its rich and creamy without being filling, sweet, or too strong to drink a bunch of. not as bitter in the finish as its color should mandate that it is, velvety, and i could make a morning of these for sure, great pre-noon beer if you ask me. thanks to clay station for sharing a bottle this morning.

06-07-2014 17:52:52 | More by StonedTrippin
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BeenTired

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2014 16:33:57 | More by BeenTired
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BlackNotesIII

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2014 16:24:23 | More by BlackNotesIII
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thetimhortonsman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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heysuz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2014 14:13:24 | More by heysuz
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brittanylicious

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2014 14:13:21 | More by brittanylicious
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jschonert

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-07-2014 01:10:57 | More by jschonert
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jshusc

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-05-2014 20:35:19 | More by Eighty
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Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

06-05-2014 16:02:08 | More by chefbigjon
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j0hnc2468

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-04-2014 01:15:15 | More by DLSheidy
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asams10

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-03-2014 22:59:05 | More by asams10
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-30-2014 00:31:47 | More by astronautjones
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Prospero

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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CheapHysterics

Pennsylvania

4.84/5  rDev +21.9%

Looks dark and beautiful, smells delicious, mouthfeel is so creamy, and it tastes as delicious as it smells. I know its seasonal but I stash a few to enjoy all summer long. The roasted malt characteristics stand out, with some fleeting hints of smoke and dark fruit. Just enough sweetness to balance out the earthiness and hop bitterness. Such a great beer I can't get enough of it.

05-28-2014 03:22:46 | More by CheapHysterics
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Wazeecha

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-27-2014 03:59:26 | More by Wazeecha
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nibbish

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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Tatara

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-26-2014 15:39:11 | More by Tatara
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mcgovern1010

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-25-2014 16:38:20 | More by mcgovern1010
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DbbC

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-24-2014 19:34:11 | More by DbbC
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-21-2014 23:00:28 | More by KevMo84
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,910 ratings.