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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,411 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,411
Reviews: 1,393
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 196
Gots: 361 | 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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-30-2001

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.
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Ratings: 3,411 | Reviews: 1,393
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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.32/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seakayak
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acostuhhh
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nowhere_native
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SFNC
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured dark with minimal head, light lacing. The smell is roasted grains, chocolate and caramel. Taste follows suit, nice, but unexceptional. Not too thick, but a very creamy mouthfell, light carbonation. Bells can sometimes deliver a masterpieces, this is not one of those times. I'd drink it again, but would not seek it out.

Photo of Gear54
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brackh
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark. Smell isn't overwhelming. Nice balanced malty flavor. Easy to drink. Gets better as it warms. Well balanced creamy and carbonated. Nice easy stout that is exactly what they are shooting for.

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3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayCheG
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanmextorf
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz glass poured into a snifter. Poured a fairly deep brown/black with some red hue around the edges of the glass. Created a decent one finger of a khaki colored head. Overall a pretty good looking beer in the glass. Fairly underwhelming nose on this one. Some chocolate, mild coffee, and as the title says, maybe a little bit of cream or maltiness. Taste kind of follows suit here with chocolate and perhaps some very subtle dark fruits coming through. Fairly thin mouth for a stout. Decent overall but nothing I'll be seeking out again.

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Creamy milky chocolate lactose sugar

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SLewis
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmwilliq
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrmaps
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Dark. Head rises creamy and is durable.

Sm: Malt, coffee, licorice, hops

Taste: Malt, coffee, mild hops with a mild carbonation. Well blended flavor profile without anything being overly aggressive. The flavor is long lived and the beer opens up well after about 10 minutes.

Feel: Smooth, creamy finely carbonated.

Overall: The beer has a low alcohol content which is further shoved to the back ground by making this beer smooth and readily drinkable. The hops an coffee flavors are well balanced and long lasting. A good beer.

Value: I have to admit, I am partial to Bell's beer. It is priced slighter higher than most beers, but this is balanced by a better quality than other beers. I like it.

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,411 ratings.