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RATINGS: 1881   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mlane76 (58) - Albany, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
From the bottle...creamy with a coffee aftertaste....good but not great...it reminded me of Christmas

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2003
The aroma speaks of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Not quite as harsh as some of Bell's other stoutly offerings. Opaque with no head at all. Body is creamy with elements of lactose and coffee. One of my favorite stouts!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realbama (55) - Destin, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Overall an enjoyable beer. Not much of a head or lacing. Black in color, looks just like a good stout. This is only my second "cream" stout (the other being Sam Adams) but I liked this one a lot.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lil-dabz99 (54) - Lake Linden, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2001
I’m not a big fan of this kind of beer, but this stuff is very good!!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Pours very dark brown, with good brown head. Rich, sweet, creamy,malty aroma. Smooth creaminess, sweet and malty. Some chocolate and vanilla, and light roasted flavor, with a nice balanced bitterness. Excellent beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Wow. Bells hit a home run again; they’re so good at making stouts and porters......this one’s so creamy, I expected it to be cloudy white with whipped cream in it. great roasted flavors, subdued bitterness, ends with a mild hop flourish and lingering roasted maltiness. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
acurtis (53) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout - 6.1% Had at Lititz cask ale festival 10/29/10 Soft black with small creamy tan head. Roasted coffee aroma, earthy. Extremly smooth and quite dry. Not a lot of carbonation. Tasty is creamy milk chocolate with a hint of coffee. Silky mouthfeel, I could drink a few of these if I didn’t have anything to eat. Exceptional cream stout, well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 From tap. Black with off white head. Subdued toasty aroma. Roast sweet slightly fruity flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Tasted at the Great Madison St. Stout Off, from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Loved the fresh cream aroma off this and this one is smooth and sweet and flat out one of the best tasting beers Ive ever had. Light brown bubbling head on a pitch black body. This one is close to perfect for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Pours black with dark brown head. Aroma is a little rusty, flavor is chocolaty coffee with some fruit notes, but reduced itself to a bit of a steel taste on the palate. Decent beer.


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