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

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3.96/5
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3,867 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:
#4,684
Reviews:
1,460
Ratings:
3,867
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
Wants:
232
Gots:
521
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Photo of jackie7787
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

A - Very dark, can barely see through it when the glass is tipped around the edges, cream colored one and a half finger head that sticks around and leaves good lacing.

S - Dark roasted malt with some sweet vanilla and cream, very nice!

T - Dark roasted malts hits your palate and mixes with some sweet cream, vanilla and sweet malt flavor, the end leaves a nice roasted taste in your mouth, the bitterness of the roasted malt is balanced by the cream though.

M - Creamy and smooth with a touch of carbonation to make things interesting. Medium bodied stout, great mouthfeel that enhances the flavors of the beer.

O - An excellent stout that is very drinkable and with no harsh flavors. An excellent stout to introduce to someone who is new to the style.

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Photo of coz
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jacob4999
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Pours a pitch black. A slightly aggressive pour at the end produces a dark cream two finger head which dissipates fairly quickly.

Smell: Dark chocolates and dark roasted coffee with cream. Very inviting and delicious smelling beer.

Taste: The roasted malt hits you up front with the dark coffee/chocolate and follows with bittersweet cream in the end. Every sip keeps you wanting more.

Mouthfeel: Bordering on medium to thick. The medium carbonation and creaminess is a killer combo.

Overall: Easily my favorite session stout. The low abv allows you to easily pound a few of these no problem. This beer is fantastic and I could easily drink it all night. If all American Stouts tasted this way the world would be a better place. Highly recommend!

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of claytong
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BrianTheBrewer30
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Gatch
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black. Not even light gets through. A bubbly, tall head forms with a medium-brown color and fades quickly.

S - Dark chocolate. One of the more chocolaty beers I have had the pleasure of putting my nose near. Cocoa, dark roast coffee, a bit of boozy, dark, dried fruits. How a Stout should smell. Just not that special or unique.

T - Roasted malt. That's really what this is. Heavy roasted malt, some dark coffee, dark chocolate, and a very slight hint of alcohol. Definitely creamy but not sure about double creamy. Gets creamier, more chocolaty, and more roasted-malty as it warms.

M - Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Feels more like a Porter than a Stout, although technically they are the same beer, but you know what I mean. Smooth and delicious, especially as the beer warms up.

One of the finer American Stouts that I have had the pleasure of drinking.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Clandestinex
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Hophead717
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle into a DFH Signature Glass.

A: Very dark, hints of brown along the edges. Virtually no head with noticeable but not huge levels of lacing.

S: Sweet milk chocolate, some roasted malts, and light espresso notes.

T: Remarkable smooth, with light notes of toasted malt, sweet chocolate, and coffee. Everything's balanced incredibly well, but the smoothness and balance comes at the expense of some flavor. It's smooth and balanced, but not super flavorful. What is there, though, is fantastic. Overall, I like it, but I wouldn't turn to it if I wanted a "big stout."

M: Delightfully smooth, a tiny bit thin, but well carbonated. Overall, very good.

O: Good, not great, but a well-balanced, lighter stout.

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Photo of blackcompg
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a 5oz glass as part of a 6 beer flight at Bell's Brewery...

Appearance - Translucent dark brown cola color, lite brown cap which left nice lacing.

Smell - Wow, heavy cream, baileys, with notes of vanilla and carmel.

Taste - Very balanced, not overly sweet, cream and lite carmel flavors riding along a nice backbone of litely roasted grains and freshly baked wheatbread.

Mouthfeel - Medium to almost creamy mouthfeel that gives way near the end of the sip to medium carb that adds some nice crispness to the sides of the tongue - great drinkability.

Overall - well balanced and complex, very smooth flavors and mouthfeel, great drinkability.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,867 ratings
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