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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,188 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,188
Reviews: 1,357
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 179
Gots: 279 | 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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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Steimie, May 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

spamages, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Softestdog, Sep 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours out to a dark coffee color, with a dark brown foamy head that held it's own and stuck around for quite a while. Not much of a scent to note, but odors of coffee and dark chocolate were present. Label states that smoothness is from the 10 different malts used in the brewing process, and I will give them that, this brew is smooth. Overtones of chocolate, malt, sweetness are prevailant, with a touch of a mellow bitterness aftertaste. Very creamy mouthfeel, but I must admit that this brew was far too heavy for my taste. It made me feel like I had a friggin' brick in my stomach. Maybe good with a steak or burger, but overall, was too rich for me. None the less a decent brew, worthy of a try if you are looking for a good example of a smooth stout.

Frozensoul327, Feb 20, 2005
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

dav, Nov 20, 2011
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osuskin, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Received as an extra in a recent trade. Pours a jet black color, shot through with ruby highlights, and capped off with a medium brown head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, vanilla and heavy cream. Flavors of bitter, burnt coffee, dark chocolate and milk. Creamy and full bodied, but not for me.

emmasdad, Oct 18, 2010
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

xpdrinker, Nov 25, 2011
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,188 ratings.