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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,908 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,908
Reviews: 1,333
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 168
Gots: 207 | FT: 4
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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Mr_Meursault

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-06-2014 00:45:19 | More by Mr_Meursault
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QuadriderMX

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-05-2014 16:48:37 | More by QuadriderMX
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ffshore545

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-03-2014 16:34:13 | More by ffshore545
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-02-2014 03:21:33 | More by KAF
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.4%

06-30-2014 19:10:19 | More by Walkerjgt
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teemoney

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-29-2014 12:14:20 | More by teemoney
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Ndflyfan8

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-29-2014 11:14:26 | More by Ndflyfan8
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Wayne17

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-29-2014 00:08:04 | More by Wayne17
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halo3one

Georgia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

06-28-2014 18:15:20 | More by halo3one
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harripat

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-28-2014 05:12:24 | More by harripat
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-27-2014 14:21:50 | More by sammyg832
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huntermop

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-26-2014 18:57:54 | More by huntermop
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-25-2014 22:21:41 | More by midlifec
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roysand

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-24-2014 22:40:42 | More by roysand
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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spoonsock

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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toppoop

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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niiiv

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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CUbeerfan

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Gaddabble

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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lebriarjr

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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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
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,908 ratings.