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

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3.96/5
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3,856 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

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.

Added by Mitchster on 12-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,623
Reviews:
1,459
Ratings:
3,856
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
Wants:
233
Gots:
517
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of thoroughgreg7
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Appearance: Opaque dark amber body is surmounted by a small tan head, which slowly dissipates. Rings of lacing adorn the glass walls.

Aroma: Rich, very dense aromas of coffee, dark cocoa, bitter chocolate, and char.

Taste: The taste begins with a surge of cold coffee, and bitter cocoa. Later, notes of vanilla present. Late in the taste, bitter cocoa and coffee dominate the taste. Finishes with a linering note of bitter chocolate.

Mouth feel: Smooth, very full, velvety, with little carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A fabulous example of the style, it would be very pleasing on a cold Winter day.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off cap,, served in a New Belgium chalice.

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Photo of Hiram_McDaniels
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown with an average tan head. Aroma slightly roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes.

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3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Zaktcc
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of byronic
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BellsFan
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A decent offering, not sure about the "double cream" part, but still good...

I liked it's dark coloration and tan head, though the smell was mostly run-of-the-mill. Mouthfeel was slightly creamy, very carbonated and a tinged astringent. I tasted chocolate notes, roasted malts, and a base of coffee grounds (I like coffee.) Anyway, it's not as creamy as advertised but it's still solid enough.

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

Photo of Mxsluis
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojopin88
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Khaack
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Smells of cream, chocolate, and roasted malt. Tastes of sweet coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and cream. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall a really good sweet stout.

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

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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,856 ratings
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