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

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Bell's Special Double Cream StoutBell's Special Double Cream Stout

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly black in color, tough to get a nice head. What forms is off-white in color. Some lacing.

Aromas of bittersweet roasted chocolate and coffee, mostly.

Taste is much the same. Bitter coffee notes, lightly sweet chocolate, other dark and roasty malt flavors as well. Pretty robust for the ABV.

Medium mouthfeel, stout-like.

This is a good stout--Bell's tends to do them well. But it's nothing out of the ordinary, really.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Near black with a small khaki head that dies quickly. Hardly any lacing.

S: Roasty malt, with milk chocolate and a hint of mocha. Smoke lingers in the forefront.

T: Follows the nose pretty close. Roasty up front, then some coco sweetness. There is a hint of smokiness to it too. Some hops come out and make an appearance in the finish.

M: Medium body, average to softer carbonation, pretty silky smooth.

O: A pretty solid stout. Tasty, no huge thrills, but nothing off at all.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark brown, subtle tan head, subtle lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted malt, cream.

Taste: chocolate, malty, licorice.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, moderate carbonation, silky.

Overall: A tasty stout. well balanced. good drinkability.

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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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