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: English Sweet / Milk 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:
#9,664
Reviews:
1,485
Ratings:
3,972
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
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243
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552
Trade:
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Photo of laketang
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice black color with a creamy mocha head. Has some head retention and laces the glass nicely. Toasty, roast coffee notes. Good nutty flavor, and and mocha tones and not too sweet. Mouthfeel a tad thin, creamy and smooth.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.44/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JMN44
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ananddullabh
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lelampp
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDarcy
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikePacheco12
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Very dark brown color with a brown head and good lacing. Fragrant smell of dark chocolate and licorice that is included in the taste. Some cafe au la flavor. Bitter finish. Not bad.

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Photo of nbrady37
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 8/22/18. Poured into nonic pint.
Look is pitch black with a soft small tight tan head. Nose is all 10 roast malts used melding together into roasted coffee, some dark chocolate, plus a little bit of dark fruit maybe in the back showing up as sweetness. Taste has a bit more of the creamy dark chocolate with the same big roasty notes plus a bit of the dark fruit coming through in the middle, finish has low bitterness that fades but isn’t sweet either, lingering dark chocolate and roast. Mouthfeel is very creamy as advertised, but not really thick or chewy, medium carbonation. Overall pretty good beer with the really special part being the super creamy mouthfeel, especially without the use of lactose. The mouthfeel combined with little sweetness or bitterness on the finish and the relatively low abv makes it super drinkable. Good stuff.

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Photo of grm1007
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Claytonham34
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of YungTeaJay
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch tan head over a very dark brown body with some nice lacing. Head is down to a ring and ultra thin head after 5 minutes, but comes back nicely after a couple swirls. Muted nose of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste it where those three aromas come forward to mostly chocolate flavors and a bit of coffee. Nice texture for mouthfeel and overall, a real nice milk stout right here and wish I brought more than one bottle home! Cheers!

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Photo of beersampler6
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite a nice sweet stout but not as exciting as I had expected. Nice dark brown color with just a little lingering head and very spotty lacing. Smells faintly of dark roast coffee and chocolate. Tastes of dark roast coffee, a lighter milk chocolate, vanilla, malt and a very nice creaminess. Smooth, moderately creamy mouthfeel and good accompanying carbonation. Nice to drink after dinner, just not as overwhelmingly amazing as I had expected given Bell’s solid reputation.

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Photo of dnmyrick
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is true to the representation on the label stating that it is a double cream stout. It is so creamy in texture that I sometimes mistake this for an oatmeal stout. I like their Expedition Stout more but this one is not bad at all. This is a good sessionable sweet stout. Cheers! B

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Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,972 ratings