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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,876 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,876
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 166
Gots: 199 | FT: 5
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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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-17-2012 19:41:36 | More by n00blar
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-31-2012 04:34:14 | More by TastyIsBeer
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

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

A- Pours a deep brown with 2 finger mocha colored head. Good amount of frothy lacing

S- Sweet cocoa, roasted malt, hint of vanilla and dark fruit

T- Taste is robust, cocoa, burnt coffee, vanilla, and raisins. Very good.

M- Creamy, full, well carbonated

Overall- Superb American Stout. Very delicious

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 03:03:20 | More by BeerBuckeye
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addiwilliams

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-10-2013 00:55:20 | More by addiwilliams
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ThreeTens

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-15-2014 15:31:33 | More by ThreeTens
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clay23

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-22-2014 02:24:01 | More by clay23
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Boozermurfin

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-10-2014 00:59:46 | More by Boozermurfin
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-08-2011 19:06:42 | More by mychalg9
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2013 02:03:25 | More by kell50
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Stygr

Illinois

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

7.5% ABV.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into heavy glass mug

A: Oil black with a half-finger of cocoa colored head, leaving small spotted lace. There are a few small bubbles streaming up. Maybe I poured it too cold.

S: Deep dark smores-like hint. Creamy, roasted malt.

T: Creamy, dark chocolate with slightest hint of coffee.

M: Velvet smooth too start, but surprisingly dry in the back of the throat. Not as dry as a Guinness, but I didn't think this would have this dry of a finish. Still, creamy smoothness in front.

D: Two or three of these wouldn't be unheard of, but your liver will hurt in the morning, there is a lot of density to deal with.

Recommended for the super stout lover.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 20:51:00 | More by Stygr
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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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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 16:52:30 | More by seanwhite
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

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

A - Pretty damn dark, big surprise. Light brown head, not too thick. About a finger. Leaves decent lacing.

S - Heavy on the coffee and roasted character. Definitely getting a tiny bit of chocolate, but this is a coffee and roasted malt forward beer in the nose.

T - Backs up my suspicions. The dominant flavors are coffee and roasted malt, and then chocolate.

M - It's pretty smooth. Not the smoothest stout I've had, but it's not bad. Pretty drinkable. No hint of the abv.

O - This is a solid entry at a lower level abv stout. I typically drink imperial stouts, but I figured I'd give this a shot based on what they have on tap where I am. I don't regret my decision, unlike my first beer, Oberon.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2012 01:42:20 | More by nrs207
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dianaelaine

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-25-2012 07:24:38 | More by dianaelaine
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jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-14-2013 00:29:50 | More by jkane101
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-28-2012 14:30:57 | More by closisinthehouse
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fatboy91

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-03-2013 08:30:17 | More by fatboy91
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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-01-2012 05:23:50 | More by avaldivia
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-23-2013 15:57:31 | More by goblue3509
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-28-2014 02:37:32 | More by RobinLee
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discord257

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-15-2011 20:39:21 | More by discord257
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lebriarjr

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-21-2014 22:50:46 | More by lebriarjr
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-13-2013 02:50:09 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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SrMonkey

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 21:02:36 | More by SrMonkey
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jgunther71

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-15-2013 14:49:36 | More by jgunther71
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,876 ratings.