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

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Bell's Special Double Cream StoutBell's Special Double Cream Stout
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:
#4,823
Reviews:
1,462
Ratings:
3,883
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
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Photo of Act25
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This supplants Left Hand Milk as a favorite creamy stout.
a) 1 finger head over black body, plenty of lace.
s) Ample, lovely variety of roast malt flavors, all smooth, with some wood, forest, hops.
t) as sweet and mild a roast while still complex and flavorful, as any with lots of dark chocolate, espresso, cocoa notes. Lotsa cream on top.
f) mid weight and carbonation with full but not filling body. Nice clean finish.
o) Packed with complexity at a reasonable weight and ABV. Definite great topper for black and tans. (Which I make with APA like Dales)

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

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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1%
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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

bottled 08/08/17

L- The beer pours a very dark brown, not quite black. A tan 3 finger head forms which eventually recedes to a thin ring. Lacing is sparse.
S- The nose is mostly chocolate with a touch of roast that balances.
T- Chocolate dominates with hints of the roast. Remains constant throughout.
F- Mouthfeel is a solid medium in thickness and smooth. Carbonation is little more prickly than I would like, but not too much for the style.
O- This is a good starter stout for those who may not like too much roast in their beer. I'll happily drink the rest of the sixpack.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
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4/5  rDev +1%
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3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
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4/5  rDev +1%
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | 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

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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | 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 3,883 ratings
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