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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,936 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,936
Reviews: 1,335
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 172
Gots: 208 | 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:
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

bigmoose125, Jul 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

flyers1980, Jul 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

mklunk, Jul 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

pauljunk, Jul 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Maegodfrey14, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
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.

sukwonee, Jul 02, 2012
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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

BeerDawgs, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

FrankShirley, Jun 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

sammo, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

ales4baldo, Jun 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Greggory, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

djwhit24, Jun 21, 2012
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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.

chugalug06, Jun 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Zakk, Jun 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

kmoore149, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

chocosushi, Jun 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

lhutson, Jun 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

wfcubsfan, Jun 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

JHarris1717, Jun 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

duceswild, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

phishphorce, Jun 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

danwho, Jun 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Rickyd, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

djtomain, Jun 03, 2012
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,936 ratings.