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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,067 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,067
Reviews: 1,348
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 173
Gots: 246 | 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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Ratings: 3,067 | Reviews: 1,348 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Mlawrence, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

rspauldi, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

joemochas, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

paulish, Oct 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

hopnado, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

DeanMoriarty, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Dewsby, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

russwilliam, Oct 17, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

Lusso, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Mikus
3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This poured a deep, murky black with a minimal head, and small bubbles throughout. Nice lookin'. Aromas of roasty malt, burnt popcorn (in a good way), and coffee hints. Tasted malty, a bit sweet (do I detect lactose sugars?), some roasty flavors, altogether rather light. Mouthfeel was a bit light and watery, clean aftertaste. Well-made, but I am a fan of bigger, badder stouts... good for the style.

Mikus, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep black with a creamy medium tan head. The head burns off in short order leaving some nice small lacing. The aroma is pretty roasty, despite the taste notes, with hints of coffee and cocoa. The taste doesn't have much burnt malt until the finish, with some upfront notes of cocoa. The body is a little thinner and there is a heft bite to it on the finish. Good but not my favorite.

delta490, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Afroman, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jstout26, Oct 15, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

deakin, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

BeRightBock, Oct 15, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%

AceQuinn, Oct 14, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

alcohline_trip, Oct 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Pete27lax, Oct 14, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%

WoostaBia, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of sierratwohearted
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%

pours opaque, black color. minimal carbonation, little foamy head rises and falls fairly quickly. no lacing. this smells of heavy cream, roasted malt. this is a very creamy, sweet milk stout. balanced by abundant roasted malt, this medium-full bodied stout is very sessionable. great example of the style. odd, apparently theres no lactose in this-it tastes just like any milk stout should, i thought it was one of the best examples of the style i've tried-now i don't know what to think.

sierratwohearted, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

CMOrak, Oct 14, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

JMartin, Oct 14, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

jayluf, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jeremiahoden, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of jnowak
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

This is a really great Double Cream Stout with no dairy!

jnowak, Oct 12, 2014
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,067 ratings.