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

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Bell's Special Double Cream StoutBell's Special Double Cream Stout

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2,872 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,872
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 165
Gots: 198 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-07-2012 17:31:34 | More by Rich540
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-07-2012 03:24:27 | More by usofarsenal
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2.2/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A: Deep brown if it were any darker it would be black. I actually had to lean it over to see the brown. Nice tan head that dissipates quickly.

S: Not at all what I expected. Very grassy. Also picked up corn. Subtle roast and a hint of black licorice. Very low hop aroma. I was looking for coffee and chocolate with a double cream.

T: Again not what I'm looking for. Roasty and a hint of coffee. No chocolate. Quite grassy again. Very noble hop flavor.

M: This is bad. Absolutely piss poor mouth feel. I had to re-read the label. I don't get much creamy feel. Not very oily. Not very big or impressive in the mouth.

O: Overall very disappointed with this beer. The label is deceiving. I wanted sweeter and this was light with subtle roast and lacking the creamy body to support it. I also felt it was over carbonated for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 21:18:26 | More by hmbrewer336
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-06-2012 19:06:25 | More by rumorsofsurf
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-06-2012 17:14:04 | More by DB0Z
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-06-2012 04:14:50 | More by bhudlow23
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4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW! That was my initial reaction when I popped this bad boy open. The beer was a beautiful golden shade of caramel. The aroma of the cream and barley is absolutely top notch! The beer poured perfectly, just the right amount of head and lace and the taste was out of this world. This by far is probably the smoothest beer I've ever had. Samuel Adams needs to watch out, because Bell is quickly becoming one of the best American breweries. This beer is just flat out amazing! I don't say this often, but this beer is an absolute must!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 04:05:35 | More by ronniebruner
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, just a shade away from pitch black. Creamy, light tan head with good retention.

A lot of corn in the aroma, mild roasted character.

Good roasted flavor, bittersweet chocolate, almonds and wheat toast. Underlying molasses sweetness smooths it out. Herbal, phenolic hop presence provides a suitable level of bitterness.

Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Good carbonation.

Nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 00:21:05 | More by bnes09
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North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Cigar City pint glass. Back label says PKGD 10/10/11.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with some light shining through the edges but only yields an 1/8 inch of light brown head that quickly passes away to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Decent lacing that adheres to the glass fairly well.

S- Dark chocolate nose with some caramel in the back. Mild roast notes.

T- Quite neutral for a beer that has such a long name. Faint notes of dark chocolate, lightly roasted coffee...and not much else. Not necessarily bitter, not necessarily sweet. Just a tame amount of roast. On the positive side of the coin, the alcohol isn't detected much.

M- Certainly creamy and plenty smooth. Medium-low carbonation and a robust body.

O- I remember this being better last year, but who's to say? After all, taste is subjective. Only paid $3.99 for a six-pack at Total Wine & More since it's technically out of season, so I'm not complaining!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 04:04:40 | More by Immortale25
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-03-2012 22:25:31 | More by ritzkiss
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-03-2012 21:06:03 | More by Zaphog
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-03-2012 19:37:03 | More by funkel81
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-02-2012 22:42:38 | More by Ted
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-02-2012 22:13:12 | More by mikepcarney
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-02-2012 20:14:55 | More by tfsimpkins
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-02-2012 19:34:26 | More by bluesplit63
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-02-2012 15:12:11 | More by Myles
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-02-2012 04:09:29 | More by squarebottle
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: blackish brown. Tan half finger head that quickly evaporates into big bubbles. Thick lacing.

S: An expresso/dark chocolate mix. Woody.

T: Smooth, creamy, well rounded. Not overpowering. A good coffee/chocolate blend. Sweet. Roasted malts. Toffee. Full bodied without the fullness. Light coffee aftertaste.

M: medium to heavy. Creamy, thick, lots of carbonation.

O: Those 10 malts took me on a joyride. Smooth as silk. Very drinkable. Dare I say, sessionable?

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 21:30:47 | More by brewskifan55
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-01-2012 12:59:52 | More by taigor
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-31-2012 15:55:46 | More by fergster75
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-31-2012 13:50:54 | More by ralphw56
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-31-2012 02:24:22 | More by sabitu
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-29-2012 23:28:12 | More by Wizzman
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-29-2012 01:00:18 | More by CrazyOtto623
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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