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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,033 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,033
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 173
Gots: 238 | 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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Photo of JWU
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Deep, dark. Pretty much black. A finger of creamed coffee colored head, which laces nicely.

S- Not much, some roasty malts are there.

T- Deep roasty malts with heavy notes of dark chocolate cake, coffee, slightly burnt, but not offputting. A very slight hint of booze. Hard to believe there is no lactose in here.

M- Creamy, creamy, creamy. Light to medium carbonation.

O- Very, very good stuff. The depth and complexity of flavor and mouthfeel at this ABV are impressive.

JWU, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

inbierveritas, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Robdrinx, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled last at brewery:

Appearance: darkest of the beers we tried, and that's saying a lot (darker than bourbon barrel stout, etc.) medium head; minimal lacing;

Smell: cocoa and malty nose

Taste: slightly bitter; faint hints of hops; easy-drinking stout with a creamy aftertaste

Mouthfeel: easy mouthfeel, very subtle

Solid overall.

SkeeterBoganski, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Shads42, Nov 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

tyleeis, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Michigan, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

RelentlessLefty, Nov 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

bob_d_j, Nov 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Baldjosh, Nov 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

CB2maltygoodness, Nov 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

lilnicky068, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

woodsman196, Nov 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

ReeseMax3, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Lukas, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

dmorgan310, Nov 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

JeffreyJDavis, Nov 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

tswater, Oct 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

fredmugs, Oct 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ssimpson89, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

WoodburyMN, Oct 28, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.8%

BradSchultz, Oct 27, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Beer pours a nice dark black body with a nice thick tan head that quickly fades.

S: I am picking up a lot of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, toffee and a sweet malt.

T: There is a strong amount of roasted malt, some chocolate, coffee bitterness and as the beer lingers, it becomes much sweeter.

M: The beer is very easy to drink and has a tiny amount of crispness on the tip of the tongue and the back of the throat.

O: This is a very tasty beer and fits perfect with the season. Nothing better than a stout when it is cold outside.

gtermi, Oct 27, 2012
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,033 ratings.