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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,236 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,236
Reviews: 1,360
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 182
Gots: 293 | 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: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours seal brown with a thin cap of khaki foam. Pleasing aroma smells of molasses, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and peat.

The taste is headlined by bitter roasted malt with earthy hops and traces of the aforementioned peat and dark chocolate. A bit of warming really starts to bring out the dark chocolate in the finish. Medium-full body and creamy mouthfeel are spot-on for the style.

Overall, this is a bitter, roast-forward stout that comes off as quite sessionable on account of the smooth finish and excellent mouthfeel. I’m not a fan of everything Bell’s does, but they do seem to have a knack for stouts.

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

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 09/18/2014 printed on the back label. A new seasonal beer to me from Bell's, acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local beer store.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a dark chocolate brown; opaque black in the glass with about a half finger of mocha foam head that thins to a ring quickly. Leaves behind some nice sticky spotty lacing. Looks pretty damn nice.

S - A very pleasant dark roasty malt profile on the nose. Notes of cream, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, woodsy earthiness, and a very mild dark fruit presence.

T - Taste follows the nose - very smooth & creamy, borderline milky /chocolatey for being lactose-free. Notes of cocoa, vanilla, and coffee beans. Perhaps not entirely as roasty as I was expected, based on the 10 different malts used here.

M - The feel is bitter, roasty, creamy, & smooth. Medium-bodied with excellent carbonation. Very easy-drinking.

Overall, an excellent stout from Bell's. Very creamy and easy-drinking. Definitely a stout I will be revisiting.

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout -----4/5.

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Had a couple of these at a local restaurant on tap. Definitely a heavy stout for a winter day. Outstanding flavor. Actually prefer this over Guinness. Next to a great burger, forget about it...

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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,236 ratings.