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

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BA SCORE
3.96/5
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3,850 Ratings
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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:
#4,615
Reviews:
1,458
Ratings:
3,850
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
Wants:
234
Gots:
515
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 3,850 |  Reviews: 1,458
Photo of basaywhat
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown with an average tan head. Aroma slightly roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Diura
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaktcc
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of byronic
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BellsFan
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A decent offering, not sure about the "double cream" part, but still good...

I liked it's dark coloration and tan head, though the smell was mostly run-of-the-mill. Mouthfeel was slightly creamy, very carbonated and a tinged astringent. I tasted chocolate notes, roasted malts, and a base of coffee grounds (I like coffee.) Anyway, it's not as creamy as advertised but it's still solid enough.

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Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mxsluis
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojopin88
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmsfish
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Smells of cream, chocolate, and roasted malt. Tastes of sweet coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and cream. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall a really good sweet stout.

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4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Pours a black color with a small amount of light brown head that fades into a little lacing. Smell is roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, and coffee. Taste is bitter chocolate, black licorice, vanilla, hint of brown sugar. Creamy, smooth, full body. Great beer, good flavors, easy drinker. Would happily buy this again.

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Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aclockworkchris
3.22/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Black with just a tiny bit of ruby red at the bottom of the glass. The head is small, tan, with moderate retention, and splotchy lacing.
S: Milk chocolate, malted milk balls, cocoa powder, roasted grains, toasted brown bread, almond milk.
T: Milk chocolate, caramel, malted milk balls and cocoa powder upfront, with some black licorice and raisin. On the mid-palate, a toasted brown bread malt backbone with lots of roasted grain. The finishes dries out with some dark roast coffee, and toffee, a bittersweet chocolate taste lingering coating the mouth and lingering.
F: Medium, smooth, slightly creamy, well-rounded with a moderate carbonation.
O: A really great, sessionable stout with a greater, sweeter-ish flavors. Like a really great oatmeal stout.

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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

Photo of charrel
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | 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 3,850 ratings
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