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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,928 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,928
Reviews: 1,335
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 172
Gots: 208 | FT: 3
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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Appearance: Black with dark brown head.

Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, and a slightly sweet smell like condensed milk. (Double Cream Stout is dairy free)

Taste & Mouthfeel: Straightforward stout here; roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate with a smooth mouthfeel, a bit of tingly carbonation, and a rich, dark chocolate bitterness on the finish. Texture is nice and smooth, but the carbonation seemed a bit high for the beer, as it distracted from the smooth texture and didn’t fit the dark flavors.

Final Word: A solid, drinkable, no frills stout. All of the flavors are very pleasant and balanced, but nothing here really surprises or innovates. This is the kind of stout you can rely on when you need something comfortable and drinkable, but will disappoint if you are looking for something to take you out of the ordinary. This is a double edged sword, as there is definitely something to be said for really nailing a rich stout, but it lacks that special something that could make it a favorite or make it stand out in your memory. Grab it when you want something very drinkable and smooth, or when you want to make a meal pairing, as its straightforward profile makes it perfect for that purpose!

Louisville-Beer-Reviews, Jun 21, 2014
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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,928 ratings.