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

Special Double Cream StoutSpecial Double Cream Stout
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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #392
Ranked #12,820
3.96 | pDev: 10.35%
Nov 25, 2023
Dec 30, 2001
Named for its velvety smooth, creamy texture, this incredibly rich stout is brewed with 10 different specialty roasted malts chosen that impart notes of rich mocha and espresso. Dark and sweet tones intermingle with a soft, roasty finish.
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Rated: 4.02 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Purchased as part of a “build your own “ 6 pack of bottles from Wegmans in Collegeville, PA.

L- Pitch black with a tan creamy head.

S- Hardly any aroma.

T- Mildly hoppy flavor with a subtle cocoa

F- Creamy smooth mouthfeel.

O- A very easy drinking and enjoyable milk
Oct 27, 2023
Rated: 5 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Jul 29, 2023
Rated: 4.05 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by Mavigo from Michigan

Mar 08, 2023
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Rated by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75
This was the first beer from Bell's, and one of the first craft beers I ever tried.
Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3.71 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2023
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Reviewed by DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours dark brown with a very nice one finger head. Aroma is nice roasted malt. There is a degree of sweetness to the aroma as well. Taste is on the lighter side of moderate, sweet, with roasted malt though not as much as hinted at by the aroma. The brew is smooth and creamy. The ABV is nearly absent. A bit on the watery side for my personal taste but drinkable.
Jan 24, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 3.87 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Dec 28, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by foundersasap from Michigan

Dec 20, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Dec 20, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by Dezfrom920 from Wisconsin

Oct 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured stout black and, much to my surprise, had virtually no head but left off-white lacing.
The aroma was mild for my nose, but that’s normal. I did get that lactose sweetened malt and smooth coffee.
The taste features malts galore, cocoa and chocolate and coffee and toast and the expected sweetness was present, just not as a major player.
The feel was a bit thin for a stout, especially a double, but as the ABV makes it possible to drink more than one without falling over, the thinness works in its favor.
Glad it’s local, I get some every year, just never rated it before.
Oct 20, 2022
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Rated by Tdengel from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very tasty, but light for a stout.
Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Oct 08, 2022
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Rated by FrankWithers from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On first taste, smoothness is more prominent than taste. Not too sweet. Has a well balanced stout flavor.
May 27, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle
Glass: Nonic Pint
Temp at Pour: 47 F
ABV: 6.1%

Very dark brown-to-black with some chestnut highlights when held up to a light. 1-finger dark tan/light brown head that quickly dissipates to a thing cover and then that begins to disappear. I suspect that the age of this bottle is a factor, here.

Sweet roasted oats and rich semi-sweet chocolate. Touch of coffee here and there.

Initial molasses sweetness is quickly joined by roasted oats and some char. The semi-sweet chocolate appears and transitions to bittersweet chocolate and obvious coffee notes emerge. Anise shows up near the end. Finishes on a sweet fading chocolate and molasses note.

Smooth and creamy. Body is in the heavier side of medium

This stout is a perennial favorite of mine. I pick up at least a 6 pack each year, if I can. The coffee and chocolate notes remind of coffee stouts, but are much less in your face. The heavier body is nice. Somehow, this particular bottle hid in the cellar for 2 years. It didn't last long after I found it.
Apr 06, 2022
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L - black with mahogany highlights and a creamy tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly leaving behind some lacing
S - notes of semi sweet chocolate, roasted dark malts, coffee - smell is somewhat faint
T - follows the nose with semi sweet chocolate and roasted dark malts intermixed with sweet cream and coffee along with a somewhat nutty finish
F - medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Smooth and velvety, but a little thin on the finish
O - a nice milk stout that doesn't really do anything wrong.
Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured gently from a bottle into a snifter glass, forming maybe a finger of tan head. Deep cola brown color. Smell is sweet/roasty oats. Taste is similar to the taste, just mostly roasty with some sweetness. Taste got a bit much after it warmed, wasn't a fan at all at that point. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A fine milk stout if you like the roasty nature.
Mar 12, 2022
Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 4130 ratings