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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,168 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,168
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 179
Gots: 267 | 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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Photo of BradC
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

BradC, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of smacgaha
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured from plastic growler to tulip glass

Appearance - Very deep brown with minimal transparency. Poured with a medium tan head that dissipated to the sides after a while.

Scent - Deep caramel with some coffee. Something's missing.

Taste - Lots of caramel, coffee, and chocolate, with a lot of other malt traces. Surprisingly subtle in terms of alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Tons of body, and adequate carbonation to match.

Overall - The body is fantastic, and the low ABV suits it well. The malt could be amplified a bit, especially in terms of aroma.

smacgaha, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of BogAl
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BogAl, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Zraly
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours opaque black with a tan head. Head doesn't retain for very long. Roasted malt nose.

Chocolate and espresso upfront. Dark fruits mid to late palate. A bit of sour twang. I pick up on more twang than creaminess. Not a bad thing, but this is also not what I was expecting. The mouthfeel is good overall. Carbonation is sufficient for style. Medium-bodied.

A decent American stout. Given the ABV isn't as high as what most people reach for in the autumn/winter, you could likely have more than one without running into too much trouble.

Zraly, Nov 07, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -6.1%

Beestin, Nov 07, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +15.2%

Smosk, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

d5001986, Nov 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

LukeGude, Nov 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

johnnyhowell, Nov 06, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

wafers, Nov 06, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +13.1%

Gator_Nation, Nov 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BoomKentucky, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

tylerstravis, Nov 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

devilfluff, Nov 04, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

Seeker_11, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

DudMan, Nov 03, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +4%

Jeff412pgh, Nov 02, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%

fiveiron, Nov 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

zstrue, Nov 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

spedprof, Nov 01, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev 0%

Doublechar0517, Nov 01, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%

pjkelley82, Oct 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

blibby05, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

NorthSideSean, Oct 31, 2014
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,168 ratings.