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

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Bell's Special Double Cream StoutBell's Special Double Cream Stout

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3,382 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,382
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 193
Gots: 349 | FT: 2
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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - very dark brown with an initial nice amount of head which diminished quickly into a tan rim around the beer. nice amounts of lacing

S - toasted oats, malts, a hint of coffee

T - malts, lots of malts, toasted oats

M - very smooth flowing, an evenly bitter/sweet stout that leaves a nice flavorful hoppy taste in the roof of the mouth

O - a very nice stout - probably may have gotten a higher rating had i not just had the java stout an hour ago (woops! and holy crap it's not even 9:30! this is what the life of a brewer is like, i suppose!)

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

175th Review
Served in a half pint
On-draft at the mothership itself in Kalamazoo!

From notes.

A: Deep brown/black. Quarter (mocha) fingernail head.

S: Very roasty! Toasted dark malt, coffee, molasses, semi-sweet chocolate, and fresh cream. Smells "smooth" if that makes any sense.

T: Follows the aromas quite close, but there is a burnt character here - not bad, but interesting as it mixes well with chocolate sweetness. Roasty is nice and the taste is very, very smooth. Reminds me of chocolate milk.

M: Medium bodied with smooth, soft carbonation. Delightful!

O: This beer is very rich, smooth, and easy to drink. About what I would expect for a cream stout...well done!

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4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite stouts by Bell's. I am fortunate enough to live in Kalamazoo and frequent Bell's Eccentric Cafe regularly. I have had this on tap at bells and in bottles. This review will be from the bottle I had last night with my Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops

A - Poured from 120z bottle into a pint glass. Poured a deep brown to black color with about 1 finger width of head, that dissolved after a few minutes. Very opaque against the light.

S - was fantastic. could smell the rosted malts with hints of coffee and chocolate

T - exceedd the smell. A rich creamy flavor of the malts, coffe and chocolate

M - very smooth with just a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste

O - I love almost all of Bell's beers and especially their stout. Cant wait until All Stouts Day again next year

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

Enjoyed this at Revivals Restaurant in Perkasie, PA. For those in the area, they have a decent selection of bottled and on-tap craft brews.

Served in the bottle and poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Pours a nearly black color with a one finger, tan colored head. Totally opaque. The head lasted a minute or two and faded to a light skim. Moderate lacing.

S - A mix of burnt malts and a slight chocolate sweetness.

T - The taste follows the smell with a nice combination of burnt malts, bitter chocolate and a hint of coffee. It wasn't as creamy as the name might suggest but a good brew regardless. Easily a beer you could down a few of. The alcohol is not noticeable.

M - Moderate consistancy. As mentioned, not as creamy as some other stouts I've had.

O - A decent but not a mind-blowing stout. From the name I expected a creamier taste which I didn't get. Nothing wrong with the beer per se. It is well crafted and tasted good. Just not a superior stout, in my opinion.


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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is nearly pitch black; a moderately-sized dark tan head fades pretty quickly, with not much lacing. Smell is chocolate, with maybe some coffee notes. Roasted malts are prominent in the taste. Some dark chocolate notes in the background, with coffee flavors up front. Not terribly complex, but good. Mouthfeel was good but not as good as the "double cream" name might suggest.

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