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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,846 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,846
Reviews: 1,331
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 164
Gots: 196 | FT: 4
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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:
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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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown-black. Subtle deep garnet red highlights when held to a bright light. Nice tight cap of mocha brown head.

Smell: Creamy milk chocolates right out front with subtle roasted malt and coffee house medium roast. Smells delicious.

Taste: There is a distinct creamy taste right from the get go. It just about overwhelms the delicious underpinning of chocolates, medium roasted coffee, molasses and roasted malt. The mild creamy sweetness carries through from start to finish, and though not at all cloying, it's omnipresent. There is a bittersweet finish, or a subtly citrus sourness/possibly better described as an aftertaste that is a tiny bit distracting.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and slick, and although I found the overall mouthfeel to be medium-heavy, it should have liked it even heavier.

Drinkability: No question this one is double cream-tastic and goes down easy. Three bottles were harmed in the writing of this review.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 20:26:27 | More by JackieTH
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surlytheduff

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Thick brown-black, murky. Nice brown head, like a root beer float.

S: Rich, some vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Can smell the roasted malt. Maybe a bit to subtle in aroma.

T: The roasted malt jumps out to me. There is somewhat of a tangy zing to it; the chocolotae/coffee flavors are a bit subdued.

MF: Carbonation is noticable; otherwise it's that pleasant milky stoutness that envelopes your mouth

D: I think the ABV being lower than some of the big stouts helps it's sustained drinkability. Separate from that, it's not quite what I've come to expect from a cream stout - lacks an overall, uh, creaminess.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 03:21:12 | More by surlytheduff
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Body is a dark brown hue with a massive light brown head, creamy & frothy in texture. After several sips, the head leaves behind a thick sticky lace.

S: A rich aroma of roasted coffee and sweet caramel & chocolate malts.

T: A very well balance beer. A smooth flavor of bitter sweet chocolate (& chocolate malts), vanilla, creamy lactose, and finishes with a roasted coffee aftertaste.

M: A smooth and creamy texture with a slightly dry aftertaste. For a stout, it's a little bit more on the lighter side with decent carbonation.

D: I wish I could have one of these every day. Very delicious. We have a hver hot fall season, and this is the perfect stout to make the transistion to the heavier beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 12:14:42 | More by BrewCrew2010
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nickadams2

New York

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A_Dark brown with bright ruby red highlights. Thick khaki head that dissipates into a thick ring.Spotty lacing.

S_Vanilla,cream,coffee,dark chocolate,roasted malt.

T_Same as the nose. Creamy vanilla,espresso,dark chocolate, and rich roasted malt.

M_Full bodied. Smooth as silk and very creamy.

D_Good winter session beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 04:21:11 | More by nickadams2
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 24 oz snifter.

Color is very dark brown, not quick black with a chocolate mousse colored head. Strong lacing apparent with each sip but doesn't stick to the sides of the glass as you drink it.

Coffee in the smell right off the bat along with roasted malts.

Definitely chocolate here, with a little cafe mocha undertones. Great flavor here. It's more complex than I'm describing but I'm having trouble. It's similar to FBS in this sense.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth, like milk, but definitely not as thick. Awesome.

Notes: after tasting, enjoyed this with strawberries and dark chocolate truffles for dessert. Perfect pairing in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 01:13:44 | More by Blanco
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at POPE in philly

A - Pours midnight black with a substantial, yet fading head, leading to some spotty lacing.

S - Dark roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of alcohol.

T - Plenty of dry roasted malts in the beginning along with coffee beans and woodyness. Hints of dark chocolate and vanilla are present but plenty of hops peek through especially in the end. Finishes dark and dry with some lingering sweetness.

M/D - Slightly heavier body but still very tingly and chewy. Smooth, creamy, and drinkable.

This is about as tasty as it gets for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2010 05:56:40 | More by xnicknj
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Anthony1

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a midnight black color with a monstrous light chocolate head that creamy in its consistency and the left over lace a fine satiny sheet to meld with the glass. Rich chocolate malt sweet nose, coffee, roasted grain and just a treasure to sniff, front is ambrosial, full and rich as is the full bodied top. Finish is bittersweet, mildly acidic, bone dry and a real pleasing beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 16:09:38 | More by Anthony1
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark walnut with a fairly large, creamy, frothy, sticky, light khaki head. Decent retention with a nice creamy layer of lace.

S - Plenty of roasted malt with a lot of coffee and vanilla aromas. Also a fair amount of bittersweet chocolate. Some creamy lactose aroma as well. Maybe a touch of licorice and cinnamon/nutmeg spice as well. Dominated by a nice coffee, vanilla, and cream aroma.

T - Similar to the nose with strong coffee, vanilla, and cream/lactose flavors being the strongest flavors. Some roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate comes out as well. A bit of an earthy flavor mid sip as well. Hints of spice in the background, but not a lot. A little bitter, especially for a sweet stout.

M - Medium body with a good level of carbonation. Pretty smooth, and a little thin.

D - Not too sweet for a Milk Stout and a nice balance. Enjoy the coffee, vanilla, cream mix, although it could be a bit much after maybe two in the night.

Notes: A nice Sweet Stout with a nice mix of flavors. Just a hint of bitterness keeps the sweetness in check. A little on the thin side, and I probably wouldn't want to drink a number of these in a night, but it was definitely a nice treat.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 03:57:39 | More by FreshHawk
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jsanford

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes taken on 6/15/10. Poured into my Stone IRS tulip.

A - Deep, dark brown (almost black) with a thick mocha colored head that eventually dissipates to a thin ring. Nice lacing.

S - Coffee, milk chocolate and sweet cream. I really love the smell of this beer, just so warming, like chocolate chip cookies and milk.

T - Roast coffee, vanilla and cream. Tastes like an alcoholic dark roasted latte from a coffee shop. Delicious!

M - Very creamy, with a medium body and sharp, prickly carbonation.

D - Quite drinkable, I could easily have 2-3 of these in a sitting. I really love this beer, definitely my favorite milk stout. Oh, and the label is cool, too!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 03:25:53 | More by jsanford
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Lldeegan

Louisiana

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep, impenetrable black with no highlights whatsoever. Gives off an off white, but minimal head.
Has a roasty malt aroma with a sweet note, like maple syrup or cream soda.
The taste is sweet and soft up front with a creamy medium bodied mouthfeel. The roast fades in the bubbly-dry finish to give off some woody notes and a hint of espresso.
This stout is deliciously simple, I really could drink it all night. It is creamy and a touch of sweet balanced by a touch of roast and bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 22:49:21 | More by Lldeegan
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Phelps

Arizona

3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks: a pervasive, deep brown-black, with a one-finger head of dull copper. The bubbles are large yet sticky, and the head only collapses to half its size before setting up camp and going nowhere. Full sheets of lace decorate the walls as I drink.

Smells: like a cup of Folger's. The coffee aroma reminds of instant granules, but there's also loads of dark chocolate, toasty bread, sweet cream and a tiny bit of tangy sour grain in the back.

Tastes: transitory. The first flavor that hits is roastiness, coffee-laden and dark. Some tanginess then takes hold, with light notes of plums and a flavor akin to bitter dark chocolate that's been left in the cupboard too long. Like a boomerang, the toasty malts come flying back in at the finish, leaving lingering hints of charred bread and dark espresso. As I make my way through the glass, that expired-chocolate tanginess becomes the only thing I can notice. It's rather distracting.

Feels: moderately carbonated and medium-light-bodied, the beer foams up a bit as it moves through the mouth. For a beer called Double Cream stout, I'd expect much more creaminess. The bittersweet tang is building now, leaving an unpleasant sharpness on the back sides of my tongue.

Drinks: like confusion. Not creamy enough and a little too tangy, Double Cream Stout isn't one I'll be seeking out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 18:49:53 | More by Phelps
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

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

Had this on-tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours black with some brown highlights, and a super creamy, off-white head with excellent lacing. Smells nutty and lightly roasty with some creaminess. Tastes delicious. Creamy and slightly sweet with a fresh cream, citrus hop, and a light roasty flavor and some toasted hazlenut and almonds. Creamy and with some sweetness in the mouth. A very nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2010 03:17:09 | More by Georgiabeer
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domtronzero

California

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

And again, thanks to pwoody11 (man, he hooked it up!). Batch 9446.

A - Clear, very dark brown, almost opaque. Small, long-lasting tan head. Little lacing.

S - Chocolate, coffee, caramel. Clean.

F/M - Chocolate, coffee, caramel, dark dried fruits (prunes). Medium-low bitterness helps this beer stay smooth and the creamy mouthfeel really makes it full bodied yet clean in the finish. Medium-lite carbonation.

D - This is one easy-drinking "double cream" stout. Full bodied, creamy and rich, yet finishes clean and without a heavy lingering aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 00:26:32 | More by domtronzero
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chesapeakegoody

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: BLACK, with a small dirty head

S: Def. coffee, with a hint of sweet vanilla

T: Bitter roast, chocolate, almost burnt espresso taste

M: Very nice smooth finish but bitter taste was a bit overwhelming. The creamy texture is probably the best part of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 22:33:08 | More by chesapeakegoody
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Thorpe429 for this one as a bonus!

12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Batch code equates to being packaged Dec 18, 2009. Bell's is my new favorite brewery for having a proprietary code but having the Batch Finder right on the top of every page of their website. Kudos!

Appearance: Pours a slick black with cappuccino-like head that fades in under a minute with no lacing.

Nose: Lots of roasty coffee notes and some creaminess too. Smells like a rich, full Irish nitro stout.

Palate: Big and full up front but snapping drastically sharp with some acidity. Coffee-like flavors and bitterness, some smoky cream. But man, there's some acid there. Weird. Like coffee left on the burner too long. No sweetness or body that other reviewers talked about.

Notes: After tasting and re-tasting this beer, I'm not so sure about it. The acidity level is way too high for what I would expect from a Double Cream Stout. Wonder if it isn't holding up well, or if this was an off bottle. Bummer. Should try again.

Edit: Tried a bottle of Batch 10151 (aka 01/25/11) on 8/27/11 and there's no acidity at all. Just smooth and creamy. Score for taste and mouthfeel reflect this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 04:09:48 | More by SFLpunk
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my duvel tulip from a bottle.

A: pitch black with a huge three fingers of mocha hued head, great retention, thick webs of lace

S: super sweet vanilla with hints of coffee, chocolate and dark fruits, a touch of wet cardboard as it warms

T: bitter roast malt are what greet me out of the gate no where near what I was expecting after the nose, coffee and chocolate are modest with a light vanilla finish

M: medium body creamy body with light carbonation

D: Overall way more bitter than I had hoped. I had high hopes for this one, I need to stop having pre concieved notions about the beers I drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 01:31:34 | More by beerwolf77
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Bonis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: Not sure how old this one is. Comes from batch 9513.

A - Black in the glass, One finger of thin mocha colored head settles to a thin layer after about 5 minutes.

S - Intense sweet cream. Rich roasted malts. A touch of milk chocolate, fairly sweet overall.

T - Very much follows the smell. Tastes sort of like a dark cream soda. I get some of the dark fruits as well. Not overly complex, but a beer of this style shouldn't be too complex. Pretty impressive overall.

M - Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy, a touch of chocolate bitterness lingers in the mouth.

D - If I could find this often, I'd be drinking it often. A good stout that everyone should try. This is my favorite milk/cream stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 04:19:55 | More by Bonis
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curly31989

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - This is a jet black beer with a little brown head.

S - There is a lot of chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit coming off this beer. Everything tends to be on the sweeter side. More milk chocolate than dark chocolate.

T - Initially I get hit with roasted malts followed up by sweet chocolate and vanilla. There is a tad hint of coffee but not much.

M - Medium/Heavy body. This feels like milk in your mouth and beckons me to eat it with ice cream. A bowl of vanilla and a pint of this make a great pair. I really enjoy one of these, but I can't see myself drinking more than 1 in a night. Its just a little too sweet for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 15:18:12 | More by curly31989
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GarrettMD

New York

4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black with a half finger tan bubbly head. Head retention is good, lacing is too.

S - Very sweet smelling, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits reminiscent of a quad, roasted malts. There's just so much going on in the aroma.

T - Just as sweet as the aroma initially, the fruits are the main component as soon as it hits your tongue. The roasted malts quickly come to the forefront, but the fruits stay there for the rest of the taste. Despite the roasted malt flavor being the forefront, it isn't a bitter roasted taste, it is still extremely sweet. Chocolate and vanilla also make an appearance.

M - Heavy body, but closer to the medium side. Very creamy mouthfeel. This beer just slides down your throat. Finish is all sweet fruits.

D - Extremely drinkable. This definitely wouldn't be a session beer, but there's so much going on with it that you just have to constantly go back for more to see what the next sip will bring.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 20:51:48 | More by GarrettMD
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Khazadum

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks go out majorly to Prufrock! He has made my first BIF the greatest time of my craft beer life.

12 ounce bottle poured into my favorite brandy snifter.

Vision
The first thing I notice is how temperamental this beer is going to be with me tonight. From the moment I popped the top and started this pour, it hurries away to stash away the secrets. The off-mocha head barely rises to half a finger before it scurries down the glass. I don't even think a minute passed before every bubble of foam was gone. Not a single bubble remains to cap the body.

The previous two nights were jet black in color, but I can't say that for this beer. Granted, light cannot pass through this, and it is incredibly dark. However, I see something different here. When the light catches it in different positions it is not just black but milk chocolate... violet... deep within it you can find an interesting palate to pick from. When staring for different shades I also noticed that this brew has very little in carbonation. The edges have a few bubbles that cause the faintest of rings to perk up from the glass, but not like most beers I've seen.

Bouquet
There is a powerful aroma wafting off this glass. I can detect a charred nature, but what really slaps me in the face is dark fruits. Grapes long dried in the sun... stewed blackberries... faintly blueberry... even a faint raspberry nature all tickle my nostrils. It is amazingly sweet but not nauseating. In the beginning the fruits were paired with an astringent medicinal smell that must have been the first waves of alcohol leaving the snifter. These have by now vanished and leave me with fantastic odors. Behind the fruity nature is the bitterness of dark chocolates. If I never opened my eyes I would think there was a cornucopia in front of me.

Flavor Profile
The first tentative sip leaves me speechless. What is this? The nose is so strong, but the flavors are tender... soft. The flavors as well as feel of it is absolutely velvety. There is no charred or burnt notes that may have been in the bouquet, but there is those great grape-like flavors just barely allowing categorization. It reminds me of drinking grape juice. Having too much causes a puckering of my lips and cheeks, which for me is pleasurable. Having not enough keeps me pleasantly satisfied. No matter what type of sip I take, it is a great brew.

The finish is very clean. The flavors come and go with the liquid, but on my lips there is a residue. I can't say that it is grape, but it reminds me of bitter fruit flavors. Perhaps this is those dark chocolate notes finally coming through. It really depends on how you taste it. The quick and dirty sip if I want to enjoy a basket of berries, the long embrace if I want to bite into a bar of dark chocolate.

I'm coming back after long drinking this beer to note that the finish metamorphosized. If I take sip after sip I find that my tongue gets lathered in the bitter nature of dark chocolate that refuses to leave. It reminds me of gorging on a dark chocolate orange ( minus the citrus ) of Christmas. I'm loving the dual nature of this beer!

Oral Sensations
Very smooth... unbelievably smooth. In fact, I will say it again, this beer is velvet on the tongue. It is the perfect thickness while maintaining a creamy nature. The carbonation can't even be found if I swish this around like mouthwash and I wouldn't have it any other way. As I noticed before, the more than acceptable body allows its flavors to sometimes linger on my lips for later enjoyment.

Conclusions
Welcome to the embodification ( is that even a word? ) of Two-Face. This dark and edgy beer seems to have a dual nature in many ways. The finish is both clean and dirty. The flavors are both bitter and sweet. The nose mirrors its flavors as both bitter and sweet. It is not like these two are one and the same either. It is not bittersweet, but two unique personas. I would drink this beer every night of the week. It has so little of an alcohol punch that I couldn't even note it anywhere minus the very beginning. I loved it.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 02:37:52 | More by Khazadum
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bells cream stout poured black with a small tan head. it smelt sweet with choclate. it tasted very sweet and a bit harsh on the palette. it had strong flavors and wasnt the easist to drink. overall different and not bad but not the best. iam sure i would get this one again bells other stouts are much better

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 02:52:46 | More by vette2006c5r
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Augustiner719

New York

2.98/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass:

Pours a deep dark rich black color with a huge huge foamy head that almost went over the glass. Smell is really bitter dark chocolate, sour cherries and a hint of cocoa powder. Taste is way off. i think its infected. really has a bitter, tart, sour cherry flavor goign on. has nothing like a cream stout should have going on. Really this might be infected otherwise its just not good. Mouthfeel is decent, a bit over carbonated for my liking on a stout. Drinkability is average despite the sourness in this beer. I will have to get another sample just to verify if this is what the beer is really like.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 01:52:59 | More by Augustiner719
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SuperSpy

Georgia

2.13/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. No freshness date but "9566" is printed on the back label.

A - Black. Ruby edges when held to the light. A decent brown head that dies too quickly with no lacing left behind. Lots of apparent carbonation even though the head has died away.

S - Sweet dark malts and a hint of coffee and burnt sugar. Overall the aroma is fairly weak, but it does have some layers of complexity that I can appreciate.

T/M - I'm immediately taken aback by some intense acidic sourness that I was not expecting. It's sour like a geuze and the roasted malt that you would expect from a stout is more of a burnt flavor. There is also a metallic oxidation in the finish. I'm starting to wonder if this is infected. There is definitely something wrong with this beer. On the upside, the mouth feel is phenomenal. Definitely what a milk/cream stout should be! To bad it's infected and oxidized.

D - The acidity and oxidation make this undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 01:57:36 | More by SuperSpy
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Bruery snifter. Beer is black and forms a thin brown head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Even though the beer is black, the carbonation levels are obvious and moderate. New head of medium and small bubbles are forming at the edges of the glass.

Aroma has an almost burnt sugar / caramel-ness about it. Overall its a little weak.

Beer is medium body, the roast is in the aftertaste only. The forward is moderately thin in flavor with some sweetness followed by the burned sugar taste. Its a little tangy too. Interesting, but I'm not super impressed. It tastes fine but I've had better stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 04:38:46 | More by drabmuh
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CaptYellow

New York

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Jet black with a small dark brown head. Poured into a Perfect Pint so the head lasted.

S: Dark Chocolate.

T: Espresso, dark chocolate, dates.

M: Creamy.

D: Yum! The flavor is strong, so it's a sipper for me.

O: Buy again? Definitely. Recommend? Highly. Search out? Yes. Worth the price? For the alcohol and strength of flavor, yes (something like a dollar fifty a bottle).

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 02:34:41 | More by CaptYellow
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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