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

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3,047 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,047
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 173
Gots: 239 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

dsshuck, May 10, 2014
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djcira, Feb 19, 2012
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niiiv, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double Cream Stout pours a solid black with a tan one finger head that looks rather strong.

The aromas are milk chocolate and roasted malt. It smells rather tasty.

Taste is sweet up front and then finishes with enough bitterness to keep things from cloying. A moderate carbonation and creamy mouthfeel make for pretty good drinkability.

This can replace a chocolate desert, or compliment it rather than coffee.

rtratzlaff, Oct 21, 2008
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

BeccaH, Sep 11, 2014
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jmccullough108, Dec 05, 2013
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DLSheidy, Jun 04, 2014
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ritzkiss, Apr 03, 2012
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oline73, Nov 15, 2011
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hotmanflab666, Jan 04, 2012
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russwilliam, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pitch black in color with a large tan colored head made up of lots of different sized bubbles.

S: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, grain.

T: Initial taste is of very, very sweet roasted malts. The beer then gets a tad bitter and then sweet in the finish. The finish is smoky and almost chicory-like.

M: Light in body and carbonation. Easy drinking.

O: A good stout. A bit strong in flavor and sweetness.

Kromes, Oct 24, 2011
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lisahope27, Oct 24, 2012
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Zaphog, Apr 03, 2012
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Lisicjm, Apr 10, 2013
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Irish57, Nov 06, 2013
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FrostyWPG, Jun 22, 2013
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djgustafson, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black color with a fairly substantial beige head that recedes fairly quickly.

Aromas begin with roasted malts highlighted by slightly smokey, bittersweet dark chocolate, baker's cocoa and espresso. Nice so far.

The tastes begin with roasted malts highlighted by dark coffee and dark chocolate with a semi-soft sweetness. This beer leans toward the roasty end of the flavor spectrum but not as much as I expected which I enjoyed. Definitely a stout and thankfully stays away from that hazy overly roasted borderline porter flavor profile. It's nice and creamy, yet at the same time dry. Not getting too much lactic flavors although it's kind of creamy. Like a dark bean coffee with a tiny splash of milk; def not cream, if that makes sense.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Light roastiness in the finish that lingers ever so slightly leaving a nice dry crisp finish despite the fact that this is a full bodied stout. It's nice and creamy, yet at the same time dry.

Overall I enjoyed this beer much more so than I expected because I have been really displeased with the majority of Bells offerings that I have sampled to date. I had this following Dieu Du Ciel Aphrodisiaque and although it was no where as good, it held it's own in the flavor department. Not a beer I will turn away if offered and I would have it again. Glad I sampled it for sure.

claspada, Aug 29, 2011
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Giggy, Jun 24, 2014
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crowsnest, Nov 20, 2013
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crbnfbr, Aug 12, 2013
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,047 ratings.