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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#11,501
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1,473
Ratings:
3,928
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid black appearance. Creamy thick feel , a liitle more carbonation than i expected which took away from the feel a little .
Aroma was. Espresso, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted malt and some char .
Taste follows the nose, espresso, creamy milk chocolate, char, and roasted malt. It is a little sweet but far from cloying or sugary sweet .
Smooth and has a nice balance between the coffee and the sweet cream taste .I would definitely look for this again , really enjoyable as a dessert, after dinner beer

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

Smooth stout. Very good for no lactose. I would swear they added milk. Baker's chocolate bit of coffee. Very little bitterness in the taste. Smooth too. Not quite a nitro feel, but close. Damn good.

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

A-Pours a very dark opaque color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has roasty malts, mocha and espresso hints
T-The taste follows the aroma with roasty malts, mocha and espresso flavors
M-A medium bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A nice creamy stout

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a dark brown color with 2 fingers of creamy tan head. The head leaves a ring of lacing before settling into halo.

The aroma brings a ton of roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. There's some hints of caramel and vanilla as well as tobacco and char.

The flavor is extremely roasted and full of chocolate malts and earthiness. Lots of bitter, charred coffee balanced out by notes of cocoa and caramel.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very soft and creamy with a smooth finish.

Overall, this is a damn good stout. It's full of flavor and has an incredibly soft and creamy mouthfeel. Amazing that you can achieve all that without using lactose or adjuncts.

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

12oz bottled 8/20/18 (17 days ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 6.1% ABV. The beer pours dense dark brown with chocolate tan colored head. The head and lacing are very impressive. The aroma is a nice mix of roast malt, baker's chocolate, dark roast coffee and char. The taste is deep roast flavor layered on top of some semisweet chocolate and coffee. The taste stays bitter throughout, but it seems to be 100% derived from the dark malts. No hop character. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, very good. This is a really good malt driven (as opposed to special ingredient driven) stout.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

**
09/05/18

Bottle to Goblet.

LOOK: Dark black, foamy light beige head. Very bubbly head upon pour, like a cola. Once settled, head retention takes a little extra work, but the head will reform very creamy.

AROMA: mineral, cocoa, coffee. strong aroma.

TASTE: fudge and espresso, very tasty. light mineral flavor in the finish is softened by pillows of oats or other soft sweet grains.

FEEL: super thick with a creamy feel on the palate. Good carbonation considering thickness.

A really well crafted stout. I love all the flavor and smoothness that derives from just a blend of malts. Kind of a "do more with less" kind of feeling. Different from Expedition; almost the antithesis, but almost as enjoyable; the differences make these the perfect partners for Black Note (which really contains the best of both of these great beers).

**

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Photo of smb71481
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of spoony
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of fisherbray
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.92/5  rDev -1%
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 -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quackershnoc
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of SB2017
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
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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Photo of Daniellobo
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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