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

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,795 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:
3,795
Reviews:
1,442
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
495
For Trade:
6
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I have had this multiple times at two different locations- on tap. It was labelled at both places as Bells Cream Stout. I looked at Bells website and did not find a Cream Stout, except Bells Double Cream Stout, so I am assuming they are the same.
I found the flavor was not that exceptional, good but not great, at one place. I believe it was due to it being served ice cold, and this needs to be drunk at a more moderate temperature.
I have had it multiple times since, and found it exceptionally flavorful, with all sorts of malt flavors, a touch of hoppiness, and definite coffee and chocolate flavors. The flavors are well balanced, so that if you are thinking "coffee" that seems predominant. If you are thinking "malts galore" you will really notice all the malt flavors.
I wonder if some of the other reviewers had a serving that was too cold, because this is one of the most flavorful dark beers I have had. Or it was a different beer. It did seem to have more of a kick than the Double Cream stout's advertised 6.1% alcohols.

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Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.97 out of 5 based on 3,795 ratings.
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