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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,878 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,878
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 166
Gots: 200 | 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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NathanFink

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-18-2012 15:46:40 | More by NathanFink
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-17-2012 22:04:13 | More by ChrisMon02
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brownish red it in color. It poured with a thin beige head that quickly dissipated, leaving a delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of dark malts in the nose; the smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with faint hints of roasted malts and chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable but still packs in a lot of nice aromas and flavors without being full-bodied.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 01:53:00 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with hints of brown when held up to the light. The beer has a quarter finger tall creamy tan head that quickly reduces to a small amount of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark and roasted malts with some lighter notes of chocolate & coffee. The smell of this beer improves as the beer warms up. Just the faintest hint of vanilla as well.

T: The flavor of this beer is mostly malty with lots of dark malts and some lighter amounts of roasted malts. Some lighter and more subtle notes of chocolate and coffee. Not sweet and there is a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and lightly creamy.

O: Very enjoyable but not sure I get why it is called a double cream stout... I think I had expectations of a much creamier mouthfeel based on the name. Nice flavors and very enjoyable. I'd get this one again if I had easy access to it.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 18:49:16 | More by dbrauneis
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kthing


5/5  rDev +25.9%

09-15-2012 18:36:00 | More by kthing
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-14-2012 02:25:03 | More by grumpygerman
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schneid

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-13-2012 20:58:40 | More by schneid
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-11-2012 12:43:51 | More by Brewsed
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-09-2012 23:36:27 | More by Molson2000
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-05-2012 12:38:11 | More by bradfordjohnson
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MGBT


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-04-2012 01:13:02 | More by MGBT
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-02-2012 23:20:57 | More by eawolff99
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Softestdog

Florida

3/5  rDev -24.4%

09-01-2012 23:20:59 | More by Softestdog
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rderedin

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-01-2012 00:16:01 | More by rderedin
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-29-2012 04:00:26 | More by Auror
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sourgrass

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

08-28-2012 15:18:50 | More by sourgrass
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Sponybrian


1/5  rDev -74.8%

08-24-2012 20:40:26 | More by Sponybrian
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JVan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-22-2012 15:24:17 | More by JVan
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-22-2012 00:22:38 | More by t0rin0
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KJabo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-20-2012 02:22:17 | More by KJabo
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JBarx

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-19-2012 21:51:27 | More by JBarx
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-19-2012 17:01:47 | More by slowdaddy
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crash8per

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-19-2012 16:43:26 | More by crash8per
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-18-2012 23:52:03 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle thanks to Veldrid. Poured into Founders snifter. 250th Review.

A- Pours a very dark slightly purplish black, mostly opaque but slightly translucent around the edges. A very thin mocha biege head when pouring it that quickly recedes to leave almost no head.

S- Lots of roasted chocolate malts, some light lactose sugars, some light smokiness and a hint of soy sauce. A little bit above average aroma strength.

T- Creamy chocolate, roasted malts, a tiny bit of coffee, some light cream, finishes slightly bitter with creamy chocolate that lingers for a little bit.

M- Fairly thin for a stout, decent carbonation, smooth, easy to drink. A little bit to thin for the style

O- This was a decent cream stout. Has a very nice roasty chocolate taste that is easily drinkable but is a little bit too thin for the style. If Bell's was readily available to me I would probably drink this fairly often.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 00:49:04 | More by jaasen64
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,878 ratings.