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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,040 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 3,040
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 173
Gots: 239 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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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
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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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.

Cheers!

Brutaltruth, Oct 07, 2014
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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 3,040 ratings.