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RATINGS: 1821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout Holy Larry! This is why Bell’s is loved so much by Michiganders- great beer for the Great Beer State. What a gigantic Johnson this Bell’s 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 state’s beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sucker (27) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2011
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BunnyHops (27) - Newark, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaross (27) - - DEC 25, 2012
Molasses and plumb smell. Deep sweet molasses taste with plumb and dates. Bitter aftertaste. Still fairly dry. Very drinkable and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brock1984 (27) - Troy, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2015
I had this next to 3 Floyd’s Molokolo Stout and Bell’s killed that one! Rich, creamy, notes of bitter chocolate and coffee, a slight bit of sweetness. Two thumbs up. Don’t buy into the 3 Floyd’s mind game!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berta4519 (26) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Sweet on the nose, sweet on the taste. Good cream stout. Wish it was a little thicker.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsr (26) - Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle. Aroma: Caramel, roasty, sweet, with notes of coffee and chocolate. Appearance: Pitch black, with dark tan, creamy head. Taste: Sweet, malty flavor, with vanilla and coffee notes. Palate: Very pleasant, soft carbonation, fully body, and astringent, long, slightly sour finish. Solid stout with great, full flavor and a wonderful feel on the palate. Would be great on a cold day. Average drinkability, but a real treat as a one-off beverage.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hitit345 (25) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Stout. Slight licorice aroma. Black but not black as night. Soft flavor, coffee. Great carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WiFlatlander (25) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Typical opaque brown/black color for a good stout. Not as robust flavor as some of the premier stouts, say medium sweet, I liked it. A quick fizz for a stout, but not too distracting. finishes smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjfleming23 (24) - Lake Worth, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Shows roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee flavors. Very little carbonation, no head, with an extremely smooth mouthfeel. An excellent all around stout.


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