Bell's Special Double Cream Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.95/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
08-17-2012 00:49:04 | More by jaasen64
3.73/5 rDev -6%
Pours a thin, clear dark brown with very little cascading head and absolutely no lacing. Mouthfeel is decent, but not nearly as creamy as I expected. The aroma however has very nice lactose sweetness; creamy and full of roasted and toasted (smoked?) malts as well. Flavours are well balanced and smooth, with definite cream and caramelized malt sugars followed by a nicely dry hop finish.
I expected "spectacular" and was disappointed, but like anything Bell's, still believe this to be better than most...
07-22-2012 04:44:01 | More by hopsolutely
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,915 ratings.