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RATINGS: 1825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShowmemoreBeer (28) - - OCT 16, 2013
Ok this beer is drinkable but really I have only found one beer that was not and it was in the basement of a hermit type guys house. He brewed his own beer and something tells me there was some type of small animal used to make the beer. This beer was not my favorite but its good. Its creamy and tastes like tree root beer thats not sweet. If it were triple cream stout Im sure you would have to eat it out of a butter bowl. I had a tooth removed so I had to hide the scent with a breat saver rather than my favorite Big Red. Very creamy earthy flavored beer that wont get you hammered. Would go good with Fish, steaks, ice cream, or even grits. Keep on drinking!!!!!!!

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!

3.2
   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.

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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falkirk005 (27) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2008
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.

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

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.


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