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

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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

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#10,068
Reviews:
1,498
Ratings:
4,007
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
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Photo of claminat420
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle pkg 10/19/2018 then prn 23094 marked underneath it. poured heavily into my bell's pint glass.

Appearance- typical stout look with a dark tan head. leaves hardly any lacing.

Aroma- burnt caramel. also getting a weird sweet vanilla in there. interesting.

Taste- like the aroma but the caramel isn't burnt. bitterness is really tame and abv is well hidden.

Mouthfeel- medium/ light body. good carbonation. super smooth. almost velvety.

Drinkability- wouldn't mind grabbing more of this down the road.

Overall- i'm not usually a stout fan as i feel the roasted malts can be quite harsh is some brews but this one is smooth and well rounded. this and their k zoo stout are top notch stouts in my book. might like the kzoo better but this is still good.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12 oz bottle, 8/27/18, poured into a pint glass. Shows a pitch black, with a half finger of dark tan head that retains for a bit. Decent lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and cocoa. I understand this beer is not infused with anything. The taste is similar with an added layer of dry roasted malt, similar to Beamish (check). A few sips in, I started picking up an odd green olive smell and taste, maybe the olfactory has gone awry. It eventually subsided after a few more sips. I'll have to check that out. The feel is medium and soft, with a medium low amount or carbonation. Other than the momentary green olive experience, this was a tasty stout. Went down expeditiously.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Unclevince
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nicholas2121
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double Cream Stout brewed by Bell's Brewery , with an ABV of 6.10% This English Sweet/Milk Stout Pours out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer glass. The color is a deep brown color with a nice light brown head. This brew has the look of coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. Nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with roasted grains and malts. You also pick up a nice mix of sweetness mixed with cream. So far Double Cream Stout is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with roasted flavors. You pick up on a lot of roasted grains, malts, mixed with slight cremy sweetness. This is a nice put together Stout. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The body of Double Cream Stout is a solid medium. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.10% ABV in this Stout , it is just that smooth. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Roasted, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Double Cream Stout a soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store, did a nice job with this Stout.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mocha, espresso, sweet cream, roasted malts

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Photo of Mjk5026
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this a few times now and usually enjoy sweet stouts, however I'm not able to find much sweetness in this one. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is the nicest aspect here with rich cocoa and roasty notes. Flavor is more bitter than expected with heavily roasted, almost burnt tones combining with a tang of astringency. Body is strangely watery for the strong flavors that dominate this one. Finish is dry and bitter.

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Photo of Grupatre
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NiceTaps
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass.

Gloss black with a modest mocha tan colored head. Healthy rings of lacing.

Roasted chocolate malt, sweet cocoa.

Chocolate malted milkshake, cocoa powder, dark chocolate.

Medium body with milkshake qualities. Sweet milk finish.

A nice version of the style.

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Photo of jgiordano88
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HeartPAC
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arrowsmith_
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ju53o8nyg9
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of themayorkoch
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZinFanDave
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cheeseheadinMinneapolis
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Celtics76
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RozzieBoy
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Poured Deep Brown/black with a one finger mocha head. Ruby highlights. Good lacing.
S - Chocolate!! (Oh, so good). Some roasted malt.
T - Chocolate up front with some mild coffee in the back. What a good whammy.
F - Fairly smooth with a full mouthfeel. Semi-dry finish.
O - Another winner from Bell’s. I’ve liked most of their beers since they came into RI!

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