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

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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
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#4,831
Reviews:
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Ratings:
3,882
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
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bottled 08/08/17

L- The beer pours a very dark brown, not quite black. A tan 3 finger head forms which eventually recedes to a thin ring. Lacing is sparse.
S- The nose is mostly chocolate with a touch of roast that balances.
T- Chocolate dominates with hints of the roast. Remains constant throughout.
F- Mouthfeel is a solid medium in thickness and smooth. Carbonation is little more prickly than I would like, but not too much for the style.
O- This is a good starter stout for those who may not like too much roast in their beer. I'll happily drink the rest of the sixpack.

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Appearance: Dark brown. One finger of tan head.

Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate

Taste: Very smooth and nicely balanced combination of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Hint of ashy flavors more noticeable at first, then less dominant. It says "sweet stout" on the bottle but thankfully it is not super sweet. It has just the right touch of sweetness to counter the ashy taste of the roasted malts.

Mouth feel: Medium body. Very nice.

Overall: Very nice, quaffable stout. Refreshing. Many of my favorite stouts weigh in at 11% or more alcohol by volume, whereas Bells Special Double Cream Stout has 6.10% per the Bell's website. Too bad this isn't a year-round offering from Bell's as I can imagine it being a staple in my fridge.

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Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,882 ratings
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