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

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BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
3,871 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:
#4,697
Reviews:
1,460
Ratings:
3,871
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
Wants:
232
Gots:
522
Trade:
6
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 8-29-13. Poured into a stout glass.

Near black brew with clear, dark golden brown along the edge. Developed a 2 finger, dense, foamy, medium tan head that slowly dissipates leaving a fair amount of clingy lace on the glass.

Smells of dark fruits, malts and yeast with a little coffee. Malts come on a little strong.

Taste is not as complex as I expected, but good. Coffee, some roast flavors, some malts. Nice smooth bitterness with no bite from the grains. Just a hint of sweet. Pleasant aftertaste. Perhaps a bit tame, but a good flavor.

The bottle says; "dark, sweet and smooth tones intermingled with a soft, roasty finish." I think that describes the taste quite well.

The cream shows up in the mouth. Velvety smooth and full bodied. It has that oatmeal stout feel to it. Very easy to drink.

It's not overly aggressive. Not very bold. But it tastes good and is very drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Jet black, carbonated tan head, looks like Coca-Cola, head never really dissipated

S - Chocolate and Coffee! (My four-year-old daughter thought it smelled like cookies!)

T - Delicious! Chocolate stout, malty, very creamy, just the right amount of carbonation and bitterness

M - Thick and creamy yet crisp and clean (if that makes any sense); doesn't leave that thick aftertaste other stouts seem to

O - One of my favorite Bell's beers! Very sessionable, in my opinion. I could see some nervous stout wannabe's give this a go and enjoy it. Worth the high price point if you ask me...

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bells Special Double Cream Stout

Look 8/10
Smell 19/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 90/100

Very nice rich, yet sweet Stout... Smooth enough to session on. Also full enough to enjoy only one or two. Very creamy and balanced. Worth seeking out but won't blow you away~

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4/5  rDev +1%

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,871 ratings
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