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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,174 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,174
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 179
Gots: 270 | 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)
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

richeddi, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

JeffTheJuice, Jan 28, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes, 4/20/11. Black pour with dense, creamy brown foam atop. Aroma is roast, molasses, brown sugar, chocolate and a touch of tangy coffee. Velvety, creamy mouthfeel. Good malt sweetness with more cocoa, coffee and roast notes on the palate. An excellent sweet stout that packs a ton of flavor and a lush feel into a mere 6.1% abv.

popery, Jan 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

troegaarden, Jan 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

JohnDMartin, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Ravenacht, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

docmoran16, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ryanpj, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

NickyDee21, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

ItsBeer4Me, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

ant880, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

LarBob1969, Jan 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

NSK79, Jan 22, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Siciliano's, 12oz into a tulip. Batch 11507, bottled September 26, 2012.

Black body with a creamy brown head, with almost a reddish tinge to it. Light retention and a bit of lace. Nose of sweet and dark chocolate, light roast and some vanilla. Some hazelnut as well. Taste has some roast, creamy/milk chocolate and dark malt character. Some metallic as well. Medium full body and carbonation was a bit high initially. I'm sure this would be delightful on nitro.

liamt07, Jan 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

BeerMeBrad, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

JDizzle, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

EigenBeer, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Thirstygoat, Jan 20, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown/black color with a half finger head and light lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee.

T: Just like the smell.

M: Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Smooth but somewhat watered down.

O: Maybe I'm just spoiled by all the super flavorful stouts out there, but this just doesn't do it for me. Not bad, but not one I'd buy again.

nUgZ, Jan 20, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Total Wine Tampa FL for 2.50$

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a hugee size fizzy and frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 5-6 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, nuts

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. There are also some roasted/toasted nut flavours and a light smokiness. It ends with a chocolatey aftertaste with some light lingering bitterness.

Overall - Another winner from Bell's. There is a nice balance of flavours and it tastes like it was made with quality ingredients. Not my favourite style of beer, but something I'm glad I tried.

spinrsx, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

TastingRoomCharNtony, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

WebGuyMike, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

swimfire, Jan 19, 2013
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,174 ratings.