Double Cream Stout | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

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
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#5,556
Reviews:
1,467
Ratings:
3,919
pDev:
10.38%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark brown to black with a great looking tan head. No lacing.
S: very malty with some nice roasted notes. Cocoa and coffee.
T: spot on here as it follows the nose, though not as muted. Sweet and chocolatlely at the front, roasty and slight bitter at the back.
M: creamy, as noted. Full bodied but not filling. Finishes with a bittersweet hang.
O: really enjoy this beer. Creamy, balanced nicely, not overly burdensome and quite tasty. Well done.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this offering to the extent that I don't enjoy the smoky/roasted taste.

This brew pours up very dark, opaque, with a micro-bubble soft pillowy head of medium size...the smell is strongly of malt and slightly of alcohol. Taste is malty, smoked/roasty on the back end and the mouthfeel is ideal, smooth. Overall, a decent offering, don't know if I can palate the smoked feature any more. Glad I tried it!

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3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: black as night. tan head which settles quickly

s: roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee

t: coffee and chocolate up front fading into sweet malts.

m: smooth and creamy. light carbonation.

o: double cream indeed. simply a solid creamy, sweet, coffee flavored stout. quite drinkable. another good one from Bell's.

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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - black with slight brown around the edge of the glass. An explosive creamy brown head that really sticks around.

S - Coffee, chocolate, toffee, slight roasted burnt smell,

T - Creamy chocolate which gives way to coffee and a bit slight herbal tones. These then bow to a strong roasted profile that is quite mellow.

M - Good carbonation, but very smooth.

O - A solid stout. Provides the profile with a "double-creaminess" that makes it go down quite easy without losing the character.

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4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from a six-pack poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a pretty big, cascading head that settles after a few minutes. Utterly impenetrable brown-black with a tan head. Moderate lacing.

Smell: On the lighter side of intensity, but pretty nice. Sweet malt, mostly caramel with a little chocolate. A little bit of alcohol, which doesn't really seem necessary.

Taste: It's a stout alright, but it's got a different flavor profile than the (also wonderful) Kalamazoo Stout. The front is a little milky, while the finish is a little darker. Some roasted black malt, but in lighter quantities than the Kalamazoo. It is complemented with softer cocoa and toffee elements. Little hints of herbal hops on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Sure is creamy! Aptly named. Carbonation is appropriate for the style, a little tingly.

Overall: Bell's stouts are great choices. Different from Kalamazoo, but just as good.

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Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 3,919 ratings