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

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,791 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:
3,791
Reviews:
1,441
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
496
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of joepais
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to MuenchenerKindl

Bottle poured into a tulip glass produced a nice tan head that turns to a nice ring of lace around the glass
It has a wonderful dark black brown body

Aromas of chocolate, molasses, coffee and tons of malt

Flavors of sweet malts, cream and chocolate with a light coffee bitter finish

Great creamy full mouthfeel

A very drinkable stout I like it better than the Expedition stout and I am going to savor every last drop of this one

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Photo of Knoxrb12
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of OleDixie
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of little_star
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of sjones5045
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sgoro
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BJasny
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Brown120
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of davegray
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dbossman
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a brown, small head that dissipates to a thin film

S: Sweet roasted malts; chocolate and vanilla with hints of bourbon sitting through the heavily malted quality; I can't put my finger on everything going on here though--it is a complex smelling beer and I can't wait to taste it

T: Not as complex as the aroma would indicate but the layers of malts are quite satisfying; subtle coffee and chocolate as well as vanilla permeate and this beer isn't as sweet as the aromas would let you believe

F: A bit thin and the beer quickly moves through the mouth with not as much sticking to the tongue ad I would like

D: A great start but the richness of the malts makes it difficult to drink this for too long. All in all, though, this is a nice offering from Bell's

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of addiwilliams
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mwar
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ChicagoNick
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black In color with a 2 finger deep tan head. Head retains nicely and leave a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell has a great malt body to it. hints of toffee and a slight nuttiness are present with an overall deep rich Carmel smoothness. Reminds me of Carmel corn, very plesent. The finish in the nose has a very slight roast character to it.

Taste is great. Starts with a rich malt sweetness that has hints of Carmel and chocolate. The roasted malts finish this beer and add a great dimension and transition from the rich malt to roasted malt with a slight bitterness tying it all together.

The mouthfeel of this beer is awesome. Thick but nothin too crazy, has an overall creamy rich feel to it. Carbonation is there but not overdone. This is a great s beer. You will have a hard time finding an American stout better then this unless you go to the brewery and grab the nitro version.

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Photo of ramrod666
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRPunk
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On a cask pull, served in a tulip glass.

A- It poured a deep brown-black with reddish tones and a decent tan-brown head.

S- It smelled mostly of roasty chocolate malts with some coffee tones.

T- It had a full coffee flavor with hints of fermented raisin.

M- It was very creamy and smooth. Great feel.

D- It was a really easy drinker.

Overall- I had it en lieu of dessert. Great beer that was even more enjoyable when served from the cask. I'd love to come across it again in cask form.

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Photo of Beestin
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of dtm426
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.97 out of 5 based on 3,791 ratings.
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