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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,872 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,872
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 165
Gots: 198 | FT: 5
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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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-14-2014 01:38:37 | More by joe1013
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wrightst

Maryland

5/5  rDev +25.9%

06-13-2014 21:14:19 | More by wrightst
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TP_43

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-13-2014 14:03:02 | More by TP_43
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yeaprolly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-12-2014 23:48:46 | More by yeaprolly
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LukeK

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-12-2014 18:16:06 | More by LukeK
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WatsonR

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-12-2014 01:12:09 | More by WatsonR
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PatB1987

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

06-11-2014 16:10:20 | More by PatB1987
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Gus_13

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-10-2014 19:05:07 | More by Gus_13
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-10-2014 04:58:00 | More by OleDixie
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moshea

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-09-2014 23:34:48 | More by moshea
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Pipelovejoy

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-09-2014 17:19:14 | More by Pipelovejoy
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-07-2014 22:28:34 | More by mattboyer182
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an absolutely delicious stout, but i don't get the cream part, there s no sweet finish or body like the milk sugar usually imparts on these beers, but other than that curious absence for its name, its a wonderful beer. rich and dark, huge grain bill i have to imagine, with special dark, carafa, and burnt barley, among chocolate and caramel too. it all combines into a very coffee like aroma, with some good roast to it, no acidity, and an intense dark chocolate element, bakers chocolate, unsweetened even. super dark to look at too, no light coming in, and not much head on it, but some khaki froth when i aggravate it. the flavor is not overly complex, just the dark grains meshing together all the way through. the thing that makes this beer special i think, is its texture, its rich and creamy without being filling, sweet, or too strong to drink a bunch of. not as bitter in the finish as its color should mandate that it is, velvety, and i could make a morning of these for sure, great pre-noon beer if you ask me. thanks to clay station for sharing a bottle this morning.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 17:52:52 | More by StonedTrippin
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BeenTired

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2014 16:33:57 | More by BeenTired
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BlackNotesIII

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2014 16:24:23 | More by BlackNotesIII
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thetimhortonsman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2014 16:09:05 | More by thetimhortonsman
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heysuz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2014 14:13:24 | More by heysuz
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brittanylicious

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2014 14:13:21 | More by brittanylicious
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jschonert

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-07-2014 01:10:57 | More by jschonert
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jshusc

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-06-2014 18:42:08 | More by jshusc
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-05-2014 20:35:19 | More by Eighty
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chefbigjon

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

06-05-2014 16:02:08 | More by chefbigjon
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j0hnc2468

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-05-2014 00:29:41 | More by j0hnc2468
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-04-2014 01:15:15 | More by DLSheidy
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,872 ratings.