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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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very good

3,410 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,410
Reviews: 1,393
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 195
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: 3,410 | Reviews: 1,393
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2/5  rDev -49.5%

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4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown to black opaque brew with almost no foam, just a fine lacing. Surprising to me is that this lacing lasted till the end. Smell is malty with a hint of molasses. Taste is more complex than that hinted at by the smell, with roasted malts, espresso, and dark chocolate, with just a hint of warming alcohol. It is thankfully missing the syrupy sweetness that i was expecting. The mouth feel is fairly smooth.

I am finding that this stout is growing on me, becoming more complex and interesting as it warms. Definitely something to look for next winter, when my tastes turn back to porters and stouts.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ChadQuest
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pour is nearly opaque with a bit of dark brown around the edges. a thin band of dark tan lacing.
The aroma is roasty formost and really dark cacao.
Flavor wise there is a roast that is very espresso like in many ways, smooth and creamy with a tight refined roast. Very chocolate like, and some lactose flavors.
The mouthfeel is full for a stout this size, middle of the road carbination.

A solid stout.

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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer in mid-November from Total Wine for $10.99.

Beer poured a dark brown with an exceptional tan head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is malt city with a hint of espresso.

Taste is hints of dark chocolate and expresso with a hint of smoke in the roasted malt base.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall this is a tasty stout. At 6.1 abv it is just above the sessionable range. Nice beer to have if you have not experienced it yet!

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Dark brown, almost black, with a half fingers worth of tan head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Roasted malt and coffee with a hint of chocolate.

Taste- Mellow flavors of malt, coffee, and chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth and creamy. Slightly dry finish with just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall- Pretty good. Enjoyable and definitely worth having again.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of raznug
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a dark black with no visible light coming through the glass and is topped with ¾” of dark tan colored head.
Smell: The smell isn’t over powering by any means but it is kind of a nice change to all the stouts that punch you in the nose with overpowering roasted smells.
Taste: The taste goes the same way as the smell not overpowering but tasty. The main flavor is roasted malt but it is smooth and no bitterness.
Mouthfeel: This is a very smooth and creamy stout no bitterness and is rather sweet. One of the easiest drinking stouts that I have came across.

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

very good lighter stout, nice smooth taste that is malty but has a sweet and lingering malty drier coffee malt that comes through in an okay way. Is this a great stout depends what you think is a good stout or ale. Bell's is a shitty brewery run by bad man I hate to indorse Larry Bell but he did a good job and this is his best stout which isn't saying much.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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