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

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,789 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:
3,789
Reviews:
1,441
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
226
Gots:
496
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,789 |  Reviews: 1,441
Photo of red94tt
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bill235
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shanegatter
3.11/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice smoothie feel with a sweet smell, taste is ok

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rbenitez25
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Small hint of hazelnut. Lot of cream on the nose and the first of half of the mouth. Nice roast at the end. Great beer overall.

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Photo of phillipp57
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Very solid, easy-drinking stout. Body is just dense enough to give it a slightly creamy feel. The balance of lightly roasted dark malts, semisweet chocolate and faint black coffee make it a smooth, satisfying stout with just enough depth to keep it interesting.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brauseboof
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of McHenry
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jasonth123
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lpothier
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: Poured into a Nonic pint glass. Very dark brown. Lots of small bubbles rising when held up to the light and more brown than ruby. One finger of tan head that lasts a while and leaves a nice thick layer on top. Nice bit of lacing down the glass.
AROMA: A little floral, coffee, chocolate, Dark roasted quality but not burnt.
TASTE: Sweet and malt up front, turns into a roasted coffee-chocolate bitterness. Very balanced between sweet and bitter.
FEEL: Medium thin body, like a porter. A little sticky and then finishes dry. Mild carbonation. Not especially creamy on the feel.
OVERALL: Very tasty. In between Bell's porter and Kalamazoo stout. Nice flavors, a little thin maybe. Roasty, nice coffe and chocolate. Would buy again.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. Bottle date of August 15th 2016.

L: Black. Finger width beige head, recedes very slowly. Small amount of lacing. Sick bottle cap IMO.

S: Coffee, chocolate, cinnamon.

T: Very complex. Coffee, chocolate, molasses, wood. Hints of dried fruit, roasted grains.

F: Very smooth and creamy, yet crisp. Full body here.

O: A good beer from Bell's to add to their resume however it isn't the best Sweet Stout that I have had.

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Photo of drone
3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rolltide8425
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

OVERALL: Very nice. A nice amount of sweetness that is more palatable than a milk stout, not too bitter.

LOOK: Pitch black, barely some dark brown noticeable at the edge. Pours thick, dense head.
SMELL: sweet, espresso and darkness, hint of vanilla.
TASTE: sweet espresso and chocolate, very roasty, slightly burnt, hint of iron, wood ash and musty finish. not very bitter.
FEEL: Crazy creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of dandiprat2015
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.97 out of 5 based on 3,789 ratings.
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