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

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,788 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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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
Ratings:
3,788
Reviews:
1,441
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
226
Gots:
496
For Trade:
6
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Half inch, light brown head. Dark brown, close to black.

Aroma - Great smells come off of this one; roasted coffee, milk chocolate, toasted bread, caramel, and brown sugar.

Taste - Milk chocolate and roasted coffee up front, followed by burnt toast in th end.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied, smooth on the way down. Bitter on the finish. Modest carbonation.

Overall - A tasty stout, another solid offering from Bell's.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into glass.

Appearance. Black with light cream head. Head disappeared quickly.

Smell. Smells like most stouts with nothing significant to seep rate it from the others.

Taste. This beer is good. Slightly bitter, strong stout taste without being offensive. Not really getting the cream taste or feel though. A bit more chalky than I expected. I drank one with a soupie. For those that don't know what a soupie is, it is a cured greasy meat I believe also know as sopresatta. Not sure if that is spelled right. They really complemented each other well so it would be worth trying with other cured meats or pepperoni.

Overall a little disappointed due to it being hyped to highly by someone I know with similar beer taste as me. Good but not great.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with brown edges and a small brown cap of foam. Both aroma and flavor lack the roastiness of some other cream stouts I've had that don't claim to be "double".
Mouthfeel is also quite thin for what the label claims; lacks both creaminess and stoutness. Has more of a porter-like twang.
Still quite enjoyable. Nothing bad about this beer, just a bit thin and light for a double cream stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.97 out of 5 based on 3,788 ratings.
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