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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,072 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,072
Reviews: 1,348
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 173
Gots: 247 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

RichH55, Nov 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Anonymous1, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pure black with a very nice looking tan head which remains for a long time.

The smell is quite weak, coffee and dark malts.

The taste is better, nuts, milk and coffee.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with very little carbonation.

Overall very enjoyable, could easily drink a few of these.

Dave1999, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

FEUO, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

OldTime, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of KegsAndEggs
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

KegsAndEggs, Nov 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Picodegallo87, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of PorterIV
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid stout. Malty/Roasty aroma - you definitely get the roasted barley. Thick mouthfeel and very roasty. Excellent on a cold, rainy fall day. This is a winter seasonal beer and should be enjoyed seasonally. Overall, another solid offering form Bell's.

PorterIV, Nov 14, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - black with a short-lived brown head

S - the nose is very faint with some subtle roasted malts coming through

T - coffee, burnt sugar, toffee, roasted malts, faint bitterness

M - medium to full bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a nicely balanced, complex milk stout. The roasted malts are intense and the coffee flavors add a nice balanced bitterness. There's a nice creaminess and some toffee notes throughout. This is a very enjoyable beer. I'm not sure I would be able to have more than one of these at once, but I will definitely be having it again.

tdm168, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 Bell's Double Cream Stout.

What a silky looking brew! Gluggy brown-black liquid with some visual viscosity sleeps under a hefty and rich beige head. The consistency of the head is creamy and foamy and it's just coating the walls of the glass completely.

Mega-roasty and dusty with cocoa. Acidic component from a roast coffee aroma really shines with brightness. Slight green cherry note offers a little more tartness. Major malt-ness pushes any glimpse of a hop whiff aside.

Roast coffee and a bit of chocolate pair with a light char. Not as sweet as you might expect, and with a light berry tartness. Notes of cocoa powder and cranberry layer out on the back of the tongue. Heavily malty with converted grain flavors that all categorize on the dark and delectable side.

Doubly creamy, for sure. Smooth and buttery on the tongue with a mousse-like carbonation that plays in the art of fine bubble creamery. Great feel.

Very nice stout with some potency. A great November/December beer. A Bell's beer I always indulge in.

thecheapies, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

equincel, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

DMarlinJ, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of JWU
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Deep, dark. Pretty much black. A finger of creamed coffee colored head, which laces nicely.

S- Not much, some roasty malts are there.

T- Deep roasty malts with heavy notes of dark chocolate cake, coffee, slightly burnt, but not offputting. A very slight hint of booze. Hard to believe there is no lactose in here.

M- Creamy, creamy, creamy. Light to medium carbonation.

O- Very, very good stuff. The depth and complexity of flavor and mouthfeel at this ABV are impressive.

JWU, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

inbierveritas, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Robdrinx, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled last at brewery:

Appearance: darkest of the beers we tried, and that's saying a lot (darker than bourbon barrel stout, etc.) medium head; minimal lacing;

Smell: cocoa and malty nose

Taste: slightly bitter; faint hints of hops; easy-drinking stout with a creamy aftertaste

Mouthfeel: easy mouthfeel, very subtle

Solid overall.

SkeeterBoganski, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Shads42, Nov 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

tyleeis, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Michigan, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

RelentlessLefty, Nov 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

bob_d_j, Nov 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Baldjosh, Nov 07, 2012
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,072 ratings.