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

Bell's Special Double Cream StoutBell's Special Double Cream Stout
BA SCORE
3.96/5
3,833 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:
#4,442
Reviews:
1,454
Ratings:
3,833
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
509
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,833 |  Reviews: 1,454
Photo of BubbleChamber
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black, opaque liquid. 3.5-finger, dense head. Nose of roastiness and chocolate. Taste is rather dry but with a touch of sweetness—a nice balance. Roasted malt dominates, with little hop presence. Body is light-medium, but would prefer thicker. Tasty and easy drinking. —Reviewed 2017/09/06

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Photo of astrocreep2000
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Budlum
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of johnnybgood1999
4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is amazing. It packs a big punch in the flavor department for a 6.1% stout. Super creamy, chocolatey, dark roasted malt goodness. This beer is as close as I've seen to imperial stout feel and flavor in a nonadjunct stout that's less than 7-8% alcohol. I love it. Now of it were only cheaper I'd buy it all Winter long.

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Photo of sethcroisant
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thampel09
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gbontrag
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure if a double cream is a recognized style but this is really good. I tried slamming a couple quaffs but it was like stuffing two milk chocolate truffles in my face. So chocolatey! So drinkable. Liquid chocolate love. Not too hoppy - a fault with many stouts. This is milky and thick and malty and very much like a malt shake. I say "you make me very happy." Double happy. Good beer.

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Photo of Sayb
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of OompaMentor
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6/23/16

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Photo of paging12
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this beer.
Draft into a typical pint glass.
Ever present cream head about a millimeter deep.
Beautiful rich dark black with brown lacing.
Soft mouth feel with soft effervescence. A little sticky without cloying.
Toffee and coffee with a hint of hop bitterness, raspberry chocolate to finish. Well balanced and integrated.
Pasteurization: No

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Photo of HopHEAD1522
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petrusek23
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmellow12
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of DaveCash
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bplabernie
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of CharlesK
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,833 ratings
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