Double Cream Stout | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

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.

Added by Mitchster on 12-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,722
Reviews:
1,467
Ratings:
3,919
pDev:
10.38%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLev
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fisherbray
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 8-25-2017, poured into pint glass.
A: two-finger fine bubble chocolate milk colored foam head, Coca Cola colored ruby brown colored body, stringy lacing, carbonation
S: roasted malt, espresso, hints of malted grain like a whiskey, chocolate, dark fruits, raisin
M: medium body with a juicy finish
T: toasted nuts, roasted malt, chocolate, hints of a deep roast coffee, dried figs, slightly sweet, and creamy for sure
O: very flavorful and balance beer nothing is overpowering and all the taste seem to evenly blend together, excellent brew.

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Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quackershnoc
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: this is good and dark, totally opaque; dark mocha head the leaves quickly, but stays around enough to lace the sides as you drink

Aroma: dark chocolate, fudge, and malt are huge; coffee gets in there; some molasses and toffee; a bit sweet and toasty

Taste: very well balanced with a nice sweetness throughout; toffee notes and big time malt come through up front; moves into some sweet dried dark fruits and a hint of nuttiness; finishes with good chocolate and coffee flavors; bitter chocolate roastiness hangs around awhile afterward

Mouthfeel: silky smooth; creamy and delightful; liquid velvet; soft; perfect carbonation; did I say smooth?...very smooth

Overall Impression: a very nice beer; soooo smooth and creamy…gosh, that’s nice; it’s rich and malty, sweet and smooth; it even tastes dark (if that makes any sense); another solid brew from Bells!

From notes taken on 12/7/2012

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SolarPower36
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a special beer. The texture alone is simply incredible, but the coffee and whisky flavors that Bell's has gotten out of these grains are unbelievable in their own right. if you can even wait long enough to take a drink, the appearance is a warm black with a light brown, oaky head. Take a sip through that aromatic foam on a cold Christmas afternoon and be genuinely amazed. One work of caution, enjoy this beer on its own. Food can almost ruin it.

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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PsycleGirl
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tangy first, ends sweetly burnt. Dry. Looks thicker than it tastes, but not thin.

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Photo of Act25
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This supplants Left Hand Milk as a favorite creamy stout.
a) 1 finger head over black body, plenty of lace.
s) Ample, lovely variety of roast malt flavors, all smooth, with some wood, forest, hops.
t) as sweet and mild a roast while still complex and flavorful, as any with lots of dark chocolate, espresso, cocoa notes. Lotsa cream on top.
f) mid weight and carbonation with full but not filling body. Nice clean finish.
o) Packed with complexity at a reasonable weight and ABV. Definite great topper for black and tans. (Which I make with APA like Dales)

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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 3,919 ratings