1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Bell's Special Double Cream StoutBell's Special Double Cream Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

3,067 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Bell's Special Double Cream Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,067 | Reviews: 1,348 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Ronw
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Ronw, Friday at 10:59 PM
Photo of JackNip
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

JackNip, Friday at 10:46 PM
Photo of AdmiralOzone
4/5  rDev +0.8%

AdmiralOzone, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of primaldiscord
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

primaldiscord, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of sd123
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

sd123, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of barhoc11
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

barhoc11, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of dbl_delta
4/5  rDev +0.8%

dbl_delta, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of igarfield88
3/5  rDev -24.4%

igarfield88, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of jose_alehouseSD
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

jose_alehouseSD, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev +0.8%

WesM63, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Cafu912
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

Cafu912, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of WestHam973
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

WestHam973, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of jeezie
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

jeezie, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of tjb27
4/5  rDev +0.8%

tjb27, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't know how I have missed this one by Bell's over the years but, alas I have. But I have now resolved that problem! I enjoy cream stouts, this one is a bit of a hybrid.

Color: Black, but there is some light that escapes from this one. It isn't Ten Fidy or Stone IRS. But then again those beers are not in the same category really.

Aroma: Sweet, roasted dark malts, chocolate, not a huge amount going on, but part of the attraction.

Taste: Grainy, but a pleasant way. Its sweet, dark chocolate, smooth malts and some sweetness, very pleasant and drinkable.

Overall: Not the best stout in the world, but very well made and enjoyable. For something comparable, I would still choose Left Hand Nitro Milk stout over this, but then this isn't really a milk stout, its a cream stout. I don't believe they use the lactose, which is probably a good thing. Its good, worth seeking out and the price is about where it should be.

humuloner22, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of PilzPlz
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

PilzPlz, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of lochef81
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

lochef81, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Artmcd88
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Artmcd88, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of pknyc
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%

pknyc, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Sara_erickson89
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Sara_erickson89, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of KShophead
4/5  rDev +0.8%

KShophead, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of augie
2.36/5  rDev -40.6%

augie, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of KirkFrancis
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

KirkFrancis, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Draesith
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

Draesith, Oct 19, 2014
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 3,067 ratings.