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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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3,852 Ratings
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:
#4,616
Reviews:
1,458
Ratings:
3,852
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
Wants:
234
Gots:
515
Trade:
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Bigdoc91
2.77/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

not my favorite cream stout

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Photo of Overlord
2.77/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Wow. What a disappointment.

Looks nice enough. Burnt black with a light brown head of about an inch. Actually, looks great.

Smells faintly of roasted malt, largely of burnt coffee and ... not much, really. I'm serious, there is shockingly almost no aroma to this. Disappointment begins.

Taste is also strangely weak. Big charred roasted malts and ... not much. For a "milk/sweet" stout it's surprisingly low on any sweetness at all. Maybe a hint of sugar, but no real chocolate. Just burnt malt and coffee. And a bit of charcoal-iness to it.

Dull. Boring. Nice mouthfeel, but really a let down.

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2.81/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

date code 8842. Not cheap for a 6 pack of 6% beer, but never had it so WTH. I just hope since it was already cold its not old beer.

A: Its Black of course with light creamy brown head. Lace is short lasting after hitting about 1.5 inches tall in a MUG.

S: roasted malt, some vanilla and coffee. oxidized burnt wood

T: Burnt dark roasted malt, coffee comes more of an aftertaste and the vanilla is still present as well. The beer is NOT as sweet as I think it should be to hit the style. it's very dry at the same time with a slightly hoppy finish. You get the milk in there but its very faint. it say on Bell web site its great with Chocolate, NOT, I mean where the FUCK is the chocolate in this beer?

M: medium body, but not as sweet as it should be Not as smooth as it should be.

D: too heavy for the style, not sweet enough.

I don't know if this is bad six pack or too old or what, but its a BIG disappointment to me. if I not bought it all the way in ORLANDO, I would take the rest back. i see its rank 3rd in milk stouts, i have to try again from somewhere else, but NOT in the same league at Young Double chocolate stout.

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2.81/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

I really had high hopes for this one.

A: poured a gorgeous black with a sizeable head.

S: Mmm... interesting. Sweet, malty coffee goodness, with something I can't pin down.

T: the first sip or three were quite enjoyable. Malty sweetness, good coffee taste, and a milky, almost Bailey's-esque taste in the background. But then the aftertaste kicked in. This beer would've owned pretty hard if the aftertaste had not smacked of pennies.

M: gorgoeus mouthfeel: thick, fluffy, chewy. In short, everything one could want from a stout.

D: the pennies just killed it for me. I may try another bottle a ways down the road to see if this was a fluke/fault.

Sorry Bell's, not your best.

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2.83/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.84/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of nlmartin
2.87/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a pub glass.

Appearance: Midnight blackness with a finger width copper white head. The head quickly resolves itself into a copper white film. The foam clings to the side of the glass.

Smell: For me the smell was the best part of this beer. Very sweet malty smell. There is a spicy sweet combintation in play in this beer with a slight astringency about it.

Taste: This beer has a very thickly sweet buttery coffee and malty taste. It is frankly to sweet for my own taste. I not sure but this could possibly stand a bigger hop profile. In short I dont like it.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: Well frankly again, this one is just to dam sickeningly sweet. It has a hell of a full bodied buttery taste but way to sweet. Pass this one up and buy something else.

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2.98/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - One and a half fingers of medium brown foam resting on a black body with just a hint of amber light showing through. The head settles slowly and leaves moderate lace in its wake.

S - A moderate roasted malt note with a little bit of chocolate sweetness. A little bit of caramel and toffee but not much else.

T - Sweet, caramel malt up front with a strong, cola-like note. Some sour chocolate notes and black coffee character in the middle. Finishes with a bit more roast and lots of sweet, lactic caramel malt. Lingering cola and caramel character with coffee in background.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet, syrupy finish.

D - This is a very odd beer. The aroma is quite subdued, but the flavor is robust (just not in a good way). This may be because the primary flavor component is sticky, cloying sweetness. This excessive sweetness is accompanied by an odd, cola like note of artificial caramel flavoring and some strange sourness. The only thing I can find to like about it is the pleasant, dark roasted coffee note that is always lingering in the background. I really didn't care for this beer, it is strange, one dimensional, and overly sweet and I definitely won't be drinking it again.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark licorice brown with half an inch of tan foam. Aroma of toasted malt. Taste was appropriate for the style but was rather unremarkable to my taste, not sweet enough for a sweet stout. Mouthfeel was good and the carbonation was nice. But I probably wonÂ’t drink this one again, not because it was bad but because they are many others that are better at the same price.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,852 ratings
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