1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Bell's Special Double Cream StoutBell's Special Double Cream Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

3,033 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,033
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 173
Gots: 238 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Bell's Special Double Cream Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,033 | Reviews: 1,347 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of nodder
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle

A- Black with a big light tan head. Spotty lacing remains on the glass.

S- Sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts. Slight coffee notes.

T- Very subtle. Roasted malts, chocolate, smoky/coffee flavors. No alcohol taste to speak of. Slightly bitter finish.

M- The real winner here. Creamy and so smooth. Medium to full body. This is easy to drink.

O- Underated beer imo. I love it and would have again.

nodder, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of drbenderdo
4/5  rDev +0.8%

drbenderdo, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of themorninglark
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

themorninglark, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of jfhrtn92
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%

jfhrtn92, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -24.4%

goast8127, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of MasterPenguins
4/5  rDev +0.8%

MasterPenguins, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle
One I look forward to each and every year. This stout pours a thick blackish brown with an
enormous tan head that dissipates but never dies leaving some fantastic lacing. Nose of dark
chocolate, caramel. toffee, raisin, and light sherry like notes. Flavors are as always off the
charts. Tons of sweet malts to the fore and moderate bitterness from the dark chocolate malts
to the rear. Dark raisins and sherry like qualities come through late with warming. Fantastic!
A bitterness from some hops in the background and moderate carbonation combined with a
slick mouth feel keeps this one nice and lively yet creamy smooth. Always a pleasure, and
great from a bottle, even better on tap.


Brutaltruth, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of mkirkland80
4/5  rDev +0.8%

mkirkland80, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of BeastLU
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

BeastLU, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Slowpony97
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

Slowpony97, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of amstokesdb9
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

amstokesdb9, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of MattXT
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

MattXT, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of domnalbrecc
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

domnalbrecc, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bonsall_Phil, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

parkwood, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of pretext
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%

pretext, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of scr1987
1.04/5  rDev -73.8%

scr1987, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +0.8%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Rmbr2
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%

Rmbr2, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Ngntjp
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

Ngntjp, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

beautiful , no see through ebony color. Aroma is of sweet milk, interesting. Taste is smooth malty, milky goodness, well balanced and awesome in taste. This is one of the most creamy stouts I have had and the taste is awesome and the aftertatste is mellow with a hint of coffee and burnet sugar. Nice job, very drinkable in multiples, love it

hophugger, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Behry
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%

Behry, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of EvoRich
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%

Look: Poured into a pint, it pours very dark with a BIG fluffy tan head.

Smell: Cream, and milky like sweetness, despite it's not a milk/cream stout. A bit of chocolate like aroma

Taste: Mocha, chocolate coffee with a touch of vanilla cream. Neither of these flavors are over powering. It doesn't taste like a coffee stout, or a cream stout, or chocolate stout. But all of these flavors are there and blended evenly

Feel: Very creamy texture, low-moderate carbonation.

Overall: First had this beer last winter. Great to see it back on shelves again! It's just another one of those great go-to stouts for the colder months!

EvoRich, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of tstahldotcom
4/5  rDev +0.8%

tstahldotcom, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of ACBFilms
4/5  rDev +0.8%

ACBFilms, Oct 04, 2014
Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,033 ratings.