hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured deep brown with a little head. Chocolate-malt aroma. Taste was yoo-hoo thick with a medicinal taste. The label on a bottle and the thick taste take me back to the 1800's and make me think that this beer could cure the common cold or at least the sniffles.
Edward104 (31) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell: slight chocolate, airy, NestleQuik
Taste: milk chocolate; balanced with a little hops; vanilla mocha notes;
Mouthfeel: watery, little creamy
Overall: Okay. Enjoyable but doesnít stand out.
DrunkSanta410 (29) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle packaged 08/22/13, purchased from Maltitude in Columbus, GA. Poured into pint, dark beer with rapidly dissipating head. Smells like an average stout, malty with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is sweet, but I donít taste too much cream in this. Ok beer, but not the best stout in my opinion. Wouldnít buy again if other bells stouts such as the expedition and kalamazoo are available.
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Probably the best stout I have ever had... Silky, smooth, creamy, with a lovely cocoa-colored head (not too long lasting), an aroma of sweet nuts, vanilla, caramel, coffee, and malt, and an almost-opaque color. Drinking is the same, with a lot of vanilla, good hearty coffee, some sweetness, but little to no bitterness. Definitely a treat, to be had with dark chocolate or espresso cheesecake, savored in small sips once it has warmed a tad. Just lovely.
appgrad22 (28) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla chocolate and a bit of nuttiness
good beer for the late winter to prep you for the looming warmer weather!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sucker (27) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty smells. Dark, it is a stout. The head is oily. The taste is pretty sweat and roasted. It feels a little too fizzy on the tongue. It is what it is, if you like lots of cream, then you will like this.
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bellís Special Double Cream Stout
Holy Larry! This is why Bellís is loved so much by Michiganders- great beer for the Great Beer State.
What a gigantic Johnson this Bellís Special Double Cream Stout is!
Rich decadent darkness yields to deep coffee and cacao nib spice laced perfectly on a robust rich body.
I can only compare this beer to the likes of Trappistes Rochefort 10 meets Lion Stout.
Thank you Larry for making it easy for me to be proud of my stateís beer!
falkirk005 (27) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall quite a nice brew. Sweet, but not over the top. Thick, creamy taste and feel with a pleasant, roasted finish. I look forward to drinking the rest of the 6-pack.
popway (27) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I donít know what the design on the label is ...looks like a neuron ?
But what I enjoy about, or say intrigued about this beer is the finish. Itís like a Tootsie Roll or butterscotch candy stick, but not overwhelmingly so (perhaps it would be a good pairing). fuzzy mouthfeel, mildly sweet and dry, aroma of burnt sugar, molasses, Sherlock Holmes. Appearance brown/black, cloudy, frothy, tan head finger high, dissipates after a minute, a bit trasparent on the sip, not a heavy fuel, yum
BunnyHops (27) - Newark, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours almost black with a dense foamy head. Aroma is of a smoky coffee with a hint of chocolate. Palate feel and taste is a creamy smoky aftertaste that stays with you until sip.