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

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89
very good
3,813 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
3,813
Reviews:
1,448
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
498
For Trade:
6
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours jet black, with a two-finger creamy head of brown foam. Head has excellent retention. Big patches of clumpy lacing.

S - Oh wow. Big, rich aroma of roasted oats, chocolate, and coffee. Smells divine.

T - Great tasting blend of barely burnt grains, espresso, vanilla, and bakers chocolate. Some earthy hops bring bitterness, but "roast" is the star here. More grainy and bitter than sweet. Flavors are rich, and it suprises me how much flavor is packed in here without rolling over into "burnt/charred" territory. A little metallic oxidation in the finish.

M - Medium-bodied with aggressive, prickly carbonation. Slight overcarbonation winds up highlighting some grainy elements where it could be more creamy, and is a minor flaw in an otherwise perfect presentation.

O - A really solid stout, and as close as you can get to a coffee stout with actually having coffee added. Big aromas and flavors in a (relatively) small abv package. Really enjoyed it, and will buy again.

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Photo of CalbeDacks
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nearly straight black. Head is small and the color of cream with a splash of coffee. Drops to a small collar with spots of lacing. No cap. Minimal carbonation. Pours nice and smooth.

Smell: Nice big roastee compliment. Some vanilla, toasted malts, caramel, toffee, old coffee, and loads of chocolate. Some vague notions of something like fresh baked bread with some spices (cinnamon maybe?). Minor touches of char and burnt malt in the back.

Taste: A bit sweeter than the nose would let on with a solid presence of spent coffee and milk chocolate. Layers of cocoa, something akin to vanilla, a mild oxidized presence. Pushes toward sherry and oak without crossing over. Cocoa - vaguely burnt - some char lingers. Deeply roasted. Some caramel as well. Touches of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: So very smooth and creamy. Finishes clean with a little warming from the alcohol.

Overall: Derble Terble.

Rich, smooth, and creamy. Drinkable. Damn you Bell's for knowing how to make me want to drink things I can't get!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.98 out of 5 based on 3,813 ratings.
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