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

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3,260 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,260
Reviews: 1,365
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 184
Gots: 303 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Black pour with a healthy one finger of dark tan head that receded quickly and settled down to a nice cover.

S – Milk chocolate and vanilla with a nice roasted malt. Toffee.

T - Roasted malts first followed by a light chocolate taste, more dark chocolate then the aroma suggests. Not sweet. Coffee next with almost no bittering effect. Vanilla and toffee. Not much alcohol feel to it, fairly light.

M – Very creamy on the palate. Smooth. Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

O – Very solid stout here. Tasty and good mouthfeel.

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Bottled on 10/10/11; poured into a Duvel tulip. Deep brown, nearly black body with touches of red hue. About a one-finger dark tan head that dissipates relatively quickly and leaves just a bit of lacing along the glass.

Milk chocolate and toasty malt dominate the aroma. Just a hint of nuts.

Nice blend of flavors from the chocolate, to coffee, to roasted malt, to a touch of earthy hops. No one flavor seems to take center stage, but rather, the flavor mix is superb.

Very smooth mouthfeel and no real notice of the alcohol. Overall, this is an excellent stout.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Great looking beer. Dark mahogany body with chocolate highlights. Chunky, creamy, mocha colored head. Nice lace and great retention.

S - Stellar nose. Sweet cream, chocolate milk, brownies, and a kiss of macadamia nut.

T - Cream and milk chocolate with a big shortbread malt center. Just a touch of herbal hops lend some balance and complexity to the rich malt and chocolate. The finish is dry, but loaded with chocolate and caramel.

M - Creamy and full bodied, but quick on your palate.

O - A great cream stout. One of my favorites.

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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,260 ratings.