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

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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,727 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2727
Reviews: 1327
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%


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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keithmurray

New York

3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - dark brown with mocha colored head

Smell - charred, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee

Taste - dark chocolate, roasted malts, roasted coffee

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitterness and char on the finish,slight sourness on the back end

Overall - decent stout, I'd like to see a bit more balanced flavor on this

Price Point - $2.25/12 oz single

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 00:38:48 | More by keithmurray
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into pint. 8/28/2013 brewed on

Appeanace- You can proably guess.

Aroma- roasted malts, a sweetness, chocolate, caramel, interesting but doesnt fly out of the glass as much as I'd like. really have to take a few wiffs to see whats there.

Flavor- Much stronger than the aroma. Deep maltyness, caramel, chocolate, roast, its sweet but not to much and I can have a few of these no problem. Theres to be a subtle fruityness to this as well. Its a bit thin for being a 'Double Cream" but the cream is there.

Mouthfeel- Medium, smooth and creamy but expected a bit more in that department.

Overall- A good take on the style. A nice change up to most of the stouts I'm use to drinking. worth a try but its not mindblowing.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 02:25:18 | More by LI_PO12
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe it was due to this following the blacknote, but I found this to be thin and lacking. a mediocre stout that didn't seem to have much going on, other than the typical dark chocolate, coffee, and fig flavors found in stouts. OK, but nothing I'd revisit again. The mouthfeel was even mediocre.

Perhaps in the future if it is on tap I'll try a sample to see if it still is the same, but this experience left me wanting more.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2013 22:10:26 | More by taylor714914
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, mahogany highlighted, blackish-brown coloring with a creamy, fluffy, smooth, tall, light tan head that slowly settles into a filmy surface coat, leaving an impressive lacing along the glass. Aromas of cream first and foremost, with a subtle bittersweet mocha character in the backbone. Hints of vanilla and smoke, as well. Flavors are cream forward, with a rich and sweet blend, cut through with the bitterness of dark roast coffee, hints of baker's chocolate, and highlights of smoke. Very short lived sweetness, but it flashes back just as strong with every sip, only to be the Trojan horse for the bittersweet and smoky blend on the palate. Solid and balanced. Dry, light bodied, despite the robust flavors, but the beer is able to maintain a smooth feeling throughout. The bitter lingers through to the aftertaste, with a coffee theme, but there are also lingering hints of the creamy sweetness that started it all. Slick transition into a dry finish, with a bittersweet linger. Very easy to drink, both in body and ABV, and very flavorful. Solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 23:33:31 | More by GarthDanielson
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pouring this beer aggressively gets a finger of mocha colored head. The body is a deep cola brown, and the head lazily dissolves into a frothy ring. Lace makes a mild attempt.

Dark malt with a hint of dark fruit greets up front. Notes of coffee and dark chocolate follow up.

There is a very complex malt bill on this beer. Toasty malt up front. A hint of toffee comes in, with a kiss of roasted nuts. Dark fruit pervades this front end, then turns it over to the coffee and chocolate, with a medium-dark roast coffee flavor finishing it off.

Mouthfeel is a creamy medium bodied. It leaves a residue on most of the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 14:55:37 | More by CFHMagnet
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 8/29/2013. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, toffee, light roast, cream, light vanilla, floral, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes with some light hops; and good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, light roast, cream, light vanilla, dark bread, and floral/roasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, cream, dark bread, and light roast on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; with no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Overall this is a very nice sweet stout. All around good balance and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 05:20:10 | More by superspak
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark brown almost black with a short tan head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, earthy

T: heavy on coffee, espresso, cocoa, very malty, coffee bitterness on finish

M: full and very creamy, fluffy feeling

O: nice stout without trying to be too over the top, not overly alcoholic with great coffee and chocolate flavors

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 18:48:40 | More by M_C_Hampton
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/1/12
Poured into snifter.

A Pours thick and murky black. Thick slow fading tan head. Thick remaining lacing.

S Dark chocolate. Roasted coffee. Nothing super complex but very nice nevertheless.

T Bitter dark chocolate. Espresso. Vanilla. Malt. Again, nothing complex but the mixture works well.

M Full creamy. Finishes with some bitterness.

O Good cream stout. Full bodied. Simple yet timeless mix of flavors. It's easy to go overboard trying to be unique. This is just a damn good beer by Bells. That's all.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 01:59:01 | More by PieOhMy
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pitch black with a mocha head that remains at a nice cap during the drink.

S - Malts, chocolate, roasted coffee, malted milk balls.

T - Chocolate, coffee, faint bitterness to balance the sweet, malts. Medium bodied and rich mouthfeel - nice smooth and creamy finish.

O - This is a very drinkable stout - definitely worth a taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 01:12:42 | More by andrewjraab
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tillmac62

South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smoother than their Kalamazoo Stout variant. Medium bodied with a good balance of roast and hops. The finish is quite clean with a pleasant roast/hop lingering aftertaste. If you like "tame" stouts, this one fits the bill. If you wish to experience the best, then Founder's Breakfast Stout is my choice.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 20:05:33 | More by tillmac62
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PaulyB83

Michigan

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Guinness glass

A- Dark roast coffee with a deep garnet on the edges. An aggressive pour yielded a high medium brown head that slowly dissipated to a thin layer that stayed. More carbonation then I was expecting.

S- Medium dark roasts and a slight roast acidity coming through

T- Bigger than the nose with the roast notes and the acidity lingers on the tongue.

M- Not as "creamy" as I was expecting given the name. Medium viscosity.

O- Thought this was going to be a sweet milk stout by the name but even so a solid stout from a place known for great stouts. I think I will do a 50/50 mix with Expedition and get a taste of a non-BA Black Note.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 05:49:06 | More by PaulyB83
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Gryphon69

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle
8-22-13 date
oversized wine glass

A- Deep dark brown near black, actually not very hazy when held under a light. Nice lacing which is a light tan in color.

S- Nice roasted malts, light chocolate and coffee, some faint sweetness. Smells good.

T- Light roasted flavor, light coffee and hints of coco, nothing stands out, has a certain sweetness to it. Very well balanced.

M- Creamy and smooth up front, finish is slightly watery feeling.

O- Smell is very relaxed and the taste follows suit, good balance with nothing being overly complex. Decent beer worth trying like most of the Bells line up.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 03:12:39 | More by Gryphon69
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this since I've had expedition stout and java stout. It's not surprisingly about half way in between on taste.

Appearance - 4 - beer is a dark brown/black with a thin white head that doesn't leave any lacing

Smell - 4 - creamy dark roasted/chocolaty malts, coffer/espresso,

Taste - 4.25 - creamy dark roasted/chocolate malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cream

Mouth feel - 4 - A tiny bit heavier than java stout. Medium - heavy, no alc taste, creamy dark malt aftertaste

Overall - 4 - good beer, one of the better Bell's beers

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 02:31:46 | More by ISmith87
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 16 oz tulip, way passed its prime. Pours a very dark brown, with a light tan head that leaves plenty of lace. Smell is chocolate, biscuit, vanilla, and smoke. Taste is all of that, but not as nice. Body is thin to medium, enough carbonation, a little dry, and strong drinkability. This is o k, but it is several months past its prime.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 00:53:54 | More by SawDog505
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We crack a bottle of late 2011 (store aged) stock and pour a brew of cola coloring, letting up deep ruby hues around the edges. It holds a three finger head of hot cocoa colored bubbles, showing excellent retention. Ridged mountains of lacing are left around the glasses as it slowly dissipates. No haze is noted, but generous chunks of sediment are seen floating about. Carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma offers notes of licorice, black strap molasses, fire burnt chocolate and coffee malts, raw barely, white flour, rice vinegar, fusel booziness, malted milk balls, soy sauce, gravel, milk chocolate syrup, red cherry fruitiness, freshly pressed espresso, hazelnut, and lactic acidity. Our first impression is that the flavoring is rich and nicely sweet, but very smooth on the sip. The taste opens with souring charred graininess of coffee and blackened English-style malts, rice starchiness, walnut warmth and sweetness, bark, dusty chocolate, tangy vinegar, general roast, hazelnut coffee sweetness, and a light birdseediness. The middle peaks with apple and pear fruitiness, even chocolate and raw barley grit, mineral water, seaweed saltiness, lemon zest, milk chocolate sugars, continued vinegar acidity, and tangy milked creaminess. Washing through the finish is a blend of heavy creamer lactics, tinny metallics, medicinal phenols, light soapy hoppiness, juniper berry fruitiness, parchment paper, soy sauce, cherry fruitiness, fig syrups, alcohol, sugar cookie sweetness, and more of those English burnt and brown malts. The aftertaste breathes of vinegar, drying chalk, malted milk ball candies, sunflower florals, mineral and tinny metallics, cocoa powder, raw molasses, toffee sugars, light plastics, charcoal, rich roast of grain, and milk chocolates. The body is solidly medium, and the carbonation is light to medium. Each sip offers silky smooth cream, slurp, smack, froth, and finishing moustache-filling pop. The mouth is richly coated, with eventual chalky dryness, and the softest puck. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks very easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its flavoring. The aroma begins things nicely, giving smoothness, heartiness, and functional sourness, much like an English porter. As we move to the taste, however, we get a beautiful blend of rich and roasty malts, sweetness, evenness, cleanliness, and inclusive darkness. The feel, too, is gloriously soft and smooth, glugging back with ease, and providing the drinker with pleasing closure at the end of each sip. This is an excellent beer, with robust and devilish flavoring, and something we will now look forward to each winter.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 03:27:08 | More by TheBrewo
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.
Bottled 10/18/12. Store-aged for almost a year.

Appearance
Almost black with 1 finger of brown head.

Nose
Peanut butter, lactose and milk chocolate.

Taste
Very nutty with notes of peanut butter and hazelnut. Milk chocolate, lactose and dark roasted coffee.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, silky and exceptionally smooth.

Overall
A really smooth and easy drinking Cream Stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 19:22:48 | More by justintcoons
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matttttYCE

Arizona

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Aggressive pour brought about almost a 3 finger head of lighter tan smooth/creamy looking head. Color is deep and dark black as a stout normally is. Head sticks around for a long while and leaves very little lace. Good with the large head, little lace though brings it down a bit. If it weren't for the lasting head, it'd just be average in appearance.

Aroma - Nose is very light and almost airy. Aromas are there but not very prominent. I guess that's more of what this brew is going for; light and smooth/creamy smell. Espresso and smooth roast qualities with some smooth cocoa (not really sweet or bitter, just smooth) and almost a just light wonderful roasted richness.

Taste - Really a smooth and light espresso/coffee flavor is dominant for me, with lighter roasted malts and soft cocoa powder taste (almost like a somewhat watered down hot chocolate). Like the smell, really just above average. I think I look for brighter tastes that stand out more. This does have a nice complex array of malt flavors. Probably just above average for an American Stout, for me.

Mouthfeel - Summed up in 3 words: Smooth and creamy! Silky smoothness with a light carbonation and light-medium body. Finish is dryer and lasts a bit longer than average. Good mouthfeel/drinkability.

Overall - This is closest to a 3.5 overall for me. It's good, complex, nuanced, smooth and creamy...and doubly special I guess. If you want a smooth easy drinking stout that's much better than a Guinness, look no further. If you feel like something a bit more prominent and memorable, try one of the other stout offerings from Bell's.

Editing my review after having this again. Changing the smell from a 3.5 to a 3.75, the taste from 3.5 to a 4.0, the mouthfeel form a 4.0 to a 4.25, and overall from a 3.5 to a 4.0. I definitely like this beer more than when I initially reviewed it! It's an amazingly drinkable American Stout and tastes and smells better than I remember or my review previously said!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 02:31:05 | More by matttttYCE
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black In color with a 2 finger deep tan head. Head retains nicely and leave a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell has a great malt body to it. hints of toffee and a slight nuttiness are present with an overall deep rich Carmel smoothness. Reminds me of Carmel corn, very plesent. The finish in the nose has a very slight roast character to it.

Taste is great. Starts with a rich malt sweetness that has hints of Carmel and chocolate. The roasted malts finish this beer and add a great dimension and transition from the rich malt to roasted malt with a slight bitterness tying it all together.

The mouthfeel of this beer is awesome. Thick but nothin too crazy, has an overall creamy rich feel to it. Carbonation is there but not overdone. This is a great s beer. You will have a hard time finding an American stout better then this unless you go to the brewery and grab the nitro version.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 02:54:39 | More by Fcolle2
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fitrock2112

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured Bell's Special Double Cream Stout into a pint glass.

A - The stout pours black as midnight with a finger of light mocha head.

S - Getting some roasted malts, some chocolate. A bit of coffee in there as well. A little faint on the aroma.

T - Some smooth coffee and a tad of bitter hops comes through. A taste of baker's chocolate comes through mid palate. Faint vanilla flavor in there as well.

M - This is a creamy stout, medium carbonation with medium mouthfeel. This is where this beer shines. It truly is a cream stout, nice stuff.

O - A very good stout here, I think Bell's does a nice job here. Enjoy! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 23:45:13 | More by fitrock2112
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pours a pitch black color with a 1/2-finger tan head
S: Burnt malt, coffee, cocoa powder- good but not like some stouts I want to keep smelling all day
T: Roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, a hint of burnt sugar
M: Medium-bodied, smooth
O: Not my favorite stout, not my favorite Bells beer, but overall a solid beer & enjoyable to drink

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 04:44:11 | More by ONUMello
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jkeefe1800

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First beer I've had the pleasure of enjoying from the guys at Bell's. Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Beer came out jet black but ran smooth down the glass, not overly viscous, I was a little surprised at the very little head that emerged. Smell; strong roasted malt and slightly sweet not much else yet. I Let the beer sit for about five minutes and some notes of coffee began to emerge. First sip very smooth roasted malt obviously comes through, the coffee i smelt earlier makes a strong entrance without overpowering. Second sip begins to reveal subtle flavor of burnt sugar and the creaminess of the beer becomes more noticeble. With a name like double cream stout i honestly wasn't sure what to expect of what to compare it to, but great beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 04:11:39 | More by jkeefe1800
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TheSixthRing

California

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on date of 10/18/12

Appearance - Pours Near black with a tan finger width head. Good retention. leaving a thick film of microbubbles on the surface. Lacing is spotty with good stick.

Smell - Predominant cream aroma with milk chocolate and hints of coffee.

Taste - Sweet milk chocolate and cream upfront and throughout, with touches of roast coming through on the back end. Finishes with a renewed sense of sweet cream that rides deep into the aftertaste. Simple, but flavorful.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with low to moderate carbonation. Creamy on the tongue. Goes down with nice smoothness.

Overall - You're not getting any surprises with this beer. It hits all the notes you'd expect a 'double cream stout' to hit. When it's all said and done, though, the cream sweetness is just a tad too much for me to call this beer great. I don't think I could drink more than 2 of these before I'd have to throw in the towel. Hard to believe this is dairy free, which amazes me.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 03:38:01 | More by TheSixthRing
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RaulMondesi

California

3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Raul was lucky enough to acquire this random offering, so he'll do it like he does.

Like The Cheesecake Factory, you don't have to get dressed up to drink this thang. Throw on your $12 Tommy Polo from Tily's and call it a day. Simply aite, just aite. Raul is drinking it, and that's about it. No explosions, no oral fireworks...just aite down the line.

Peace!

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 03:02:03 | More by RaulMondesi
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From: Hyvee, Council Bluffs, IA
Date: Bottled 09/26/2012
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

I never thought I'd say "too much roasted malt" in a stout, but Bell's seems to have created a beer that pushes those elements to the limit I can tolerate. Perhaps it's the blend of malts used, too much black patent or black barley perhaps, but the acridness and ash that seem most prominent in the beer are not as appealing without some equally present sweetness, non-acrid roasted malt, and chocolate flavors to balance them out. One I would probably not seek out again.

Pours a 2cm head of dark tan foam, made up of small bubbles with above average retention, gradually fading to a thin ring around the glass' perimeter. Lacing is quite good, heavy foam sticks to all insides around the glass. The body of the beer is an opaque black color, with light bringing out only the slightest change in amber orange hues. Carbonation is not very active, a few struggling bubbles move upwards along the sides of the glass.

Aroma is of sharp, acrid roasted malts or black barley, with a bitter ester profile lingering in the background. I'm not detecting any coffee, and the only chocolate is burnt and somewhat ashen. There is not much apparent sweetness from malt contributions here. At times I'm reminded of the smell from a grocery store's imitation of an Oreo cookie - you know, the burnt chocolate with artificial sweetener-like aspect.

The overall flavor profile of the beer is heavy on the very roasted malts, such as black barley or highly roasted barley with its husks. While I enjoy roast and acrid quite a bit, there was something about the malt combination here that was not full enough for me, too heavy on char and ash and rather empty on the filling sweetness
Front of palate picks up raspberry-like fruit esters along with semi-sweet roasted-meets-base malt characters. Mid-palate has fairly intense charred malt flavor along with what comes across to me as extremely dense, sharp raspberries in equally sharp cacao nibs, and some black ash. That is to say, there is not much sweetness in the mid-palate. Back has dark cacao nibs, raspberry-like esters, and heavily charred (black) malts with moderate acridity; again, not much sweetness. Aftertaste is lingering char (black patent malt?), ash, roasted malt, mild roasted coffee bean, and cacao nibs.

Beer is medium-light in body, with medium-low carbonation. The resulting mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery, not particularly good for this style. Certainly smooth and creamy, but apparently at the expense of richness and fullness. Closes dry, with little residual stickiness across the palate.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 06:49:17 | More by falloutsnow
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle ~6months old

Almost black, red-brown color. Mocha head with good retention/lacing if you're into that. Smell is hard to pick up, dark malt scents far away. Truly creamy medium feel, highlight of the beer. Taste isn't bad either: malted grain with semi-sweet chocolate.

Liquid Cocoa Pebbles cereal.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 08:32:27 | More by jimmah120
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 2,727 ratings.