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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,916 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,916
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 168
Gots: 208 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 2,916 | Reviews: 1,334 | Display Reviews Only:
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-05-2012 03:44:15 | More by phishphorce
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danwho

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-04-2012 22:49:45 | More by danwho
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Rickyd


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-04-2012 00:14:23 | More by Rickyd
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-03-2012 16:38:52 | More by JohnQVD
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djtomain

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-03-2012 02:09:23 | More by djtomain
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CoreyW

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-31-2012 15:25:23 | More by CoreyW
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asicilianonj

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-31-2012 03:43:31 | More by asicilianonj
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brock146

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-30-2012 20:13:41 | More by brock146
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-30-2012 04:17:45 | More by MarkyMOD
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%

A - maybe a little over a finger of light tan head on a deep black body. Requires less than 5mm to see through. Some good lacing. Bubbles of all sizes.

S - A lot of chocolate. Bitterness from some hops. Mellow. Some vanilla as well. Simple.

T - Again just a little too sour for me on the flavor. Like a sour milk sour which is not good. There are some stouty flavors such as chocolate and vanilla.

M - Not really all that creamy to me. Medium body and moderate carbonation make this not bad, but they say it will be double creamy.

O - Pretty pedestrian to me. Sure, overall it is pretty good, but nothing stands out and makes me want to go get more.

05-30-2012 01:02:29 | More by RuckusDu
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Steimie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.4%

05-29-2012 23:57:04 | More by Steimie
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Tunguska


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-27-2012 21:37:03 | More by Tunguska
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-27-2012 02:41:40 | More by GreyGhost4
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leinie13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-27-2012 01:08:56 | More by leinie13
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dejrrma

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-25-2012 01:26:01 | More by dejrrma
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-24-2012 23:11:10 | More by Dweedlebug
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wo87810

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-23-2012 21:59:41 | More by wo87810
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-23-2012 02:41:56 | More by ccozzi
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Dual45s

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

05-22-2012 10:21:17 | More by Dual45s
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Pours deep brown almost black with a finger of tan head fading into a ring with some decent lacing.

Aroma is slightly mild. Some espresso and vanilla.

Tastes almost like drinking a chocolate coffee milkshake. Big bitter chocolate flavors up front. Some roasted malts and earthy hops come in near the back and it finishes acidic and dry with a good roasted espresso flavor.

Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation levels. Very very creamy. The best part of the mouthfeel.

My favorite of Bell's stouts. Easily approachable with lots of good flavors going on.

05-21-2012 22:02:13 | More by jmarsh123
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rjl910953

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-21-2012 18:47:07 | More by rjl910953
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-21-2012 17:27:00 | More by twbeecher
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-20-2012 22:35:17 | More by cfh64
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +2%

I've had this not long ago, also in bottle form, and rated it much higher then (4.75). Not sure if it's what I've eaten recently, or the other beer I've already had toinght, and maybe my taste buds are just tired and receptors all used up. But this seemed disappointingly bland. Almost no aroma. Beautiful rocky tan head. And smooth in the mouth. But where'd it go?

After it warmed up, the aroma came out nicely. Too bad it was all gone by that point.

05-20-2012 03:20:21 | More by martyl1000
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

A: Pours black with some nice shades of brown around the edges. There is about a half finger of tan head that fades quickly. A bit of lacing is left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is chocolate, light coffee, light cream, some caramel, and a good dose of roast. It's a nice mix of sweet and roasty.

T: It starts out sweet and chocolaty, like chocolate milk. Toasted cashews and chestnuts come on in the middle. The finish is coffee with cream and sugar. This is solid.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's mega creamy. It coats the palate and takes awhile to move off. All the flavors work well together in this one.

O: Really nice. I had heard good things about this brew, and have been wanting to try it for awhile. It does not disappoint. Glad I picked this up.

05-20-2012 01:48:28 | More by trxxpaxxs
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,916 ratings.