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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,915 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,915
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 168
Gots: 209 | 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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niiiv

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-23-2014 16:42:47 | More by niiiv
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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-23-2014 03:26:09 | More by mrcraft
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-22-2014 22:03:08 | More by CUbeerfan
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Gaddabble

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-22-2014 13:00:08 | More by Gaddabble
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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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treeslothguy

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

06-21-2014 22:49:47 | More by treeslothguy
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Louisville-Beer-Reviews

Kentucky

3.69/5  rDev -7.1%

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!

06-21-2014 19:04:18 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -24.4%

06-21-2014 05:06:54 | More by Jasoncolliver
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tykechandler

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-19-2014 04:54:21 | More by tykechandler
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Nat1975

Indiana

1/5  rDev -74.8%

06-18-2014 22:43:00 | More by Nat1975
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Philvillani


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Modernrickk

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-18-2014 20:04:21 | More by Modernrickk
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zachraymer

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-18-2014 15:58:23 | More by zachraymer
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Mpenders

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-17-2014 20:15:03 | More by Mpenders
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Pelletben

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.9%

06-16-2014 23:13:47 | More by Pelletben
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little_star

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Iain_Borowicz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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ThreeTens

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Anyportinastorm

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-14-2014 14:02:30 | More by Anyportinastorm
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woosterbill

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

12oz bottle from batch 10080, which I believe makes it from the winter of '10/'11. Since this beer was pretty clearly not intended to be consumed at such an age, I've given it scores that won't affect its current average at all. Consider the following notes illustrative more than evaluative.

A: Black body with a half inch off-white head, even with a vigorous pour. Minimal lace. Still carbonated, but definitely not as lively as one would hope.

S: A bit of dark fruit oxidation actually goes quite nicely with the creamy milk chocolate and roasted malt notes. Still quite enjoyable.

T: Solid here as well, with chocolate dominating throughout. Smooth, creamy, and a bit sweet.

M: A little thin, with only light carbonation. Not great.

O: This was surprisingly good with some age on it, but is definitely better fresh.

Cheers!

06-14-2014 02:09:17 | More by woosterbill
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joe1013

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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wrightst

Maryland

5/5  rDev +25.9%

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TP_43

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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yeaprolly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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LukeK

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-12-2014 18:16:06 | More by LukeK
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,915 ratings.