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

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3,257 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,257
Reviews: 1,365
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 183
Gots: 300 | 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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Poured from plastic growler to tulip glass

Appearance - Very deep brown with minimal transparency. Poured with a medium tan head that dissipated to the sides after a while.

Scent - Deep caramel with some coffee. Something's missing.

Taste - Lots of caramel, coffee, and chocolate, with a lot of other malt traces. Surprisingly subtle in terms of alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Tons of body, and adequate carbonation to match.

Overall - The body is fantastic, and the low ABV suits it well. The malt could be amplified a bit, especially in terms of aroma.

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Pours opaque black with a tan head. Head doesn't retain for very long. Roasted malt nose.

Chocolate and espresso upfront. Dark fruits mid to late palate. A bit of sour twang. I pick up on more twang than creaminess. Not a bad thing, but this is also not what I was expecting. The mouthfeel is good overall. Carbonation is sufficient for style. Medium-bodied.

A decent American stout. Given the ABV isn't as high as what most people reach for in the autumn/winter, you could likely have more than one without running into too much trouble.

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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,257 ratings.