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RATINGS: 1889   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
The double cream pours nice and thick with a dark brown head that lasts a good while. The aroma is lacking but there are so many malty goodness flavors. A hint of chocolate and a hint of coffee but not a lot stands out. Very creamy and enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Black - offwhite head. High malty. Sweetness. Ok burned. Ok sweetness. Cocoa. Chocolate. Smooth body. Some vanilla. Bitter burned. Some licorice. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (310) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Pours dark opaque coffee brown, creamy cappuccino head. Coffee and roasted malt aroma. Coffee and roasted malt flavor, nice slightly bitter/ashy finish to balance. Palate creamy. Overall, chewy, creamy, rich, while not overly sweet, with slightly dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozzy70 (628) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Tap at Whole Foods, Omaha. Poured black, creamy tan lasting head. Aroma was chocolate, roasted coffee, nutty. Taste was sweet, creamy, coffee, chocolate. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle @ Mikkeller. Poured black with a creamy beige head. Coffee and chocolate. Some vanilla. Smooth and soft with a dry roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4482) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks Andrew. Tiny head, quick foam. Deep brown, lactic, deep milk chocolate, mocha. Rich, creamy, delicious, ok spicy alcohol. Tasty but not outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (854) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Nice roasted flavour with some oats. Pours black with thin tan head. Tastes really nice rich malt flavour with little bitterness or astringency. Interesting mouth coat, lots of flavour, good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5168) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
Black with quick fading head. Aroma and flavour have are intense but certainly not overpowering. Smooth and creamy texture. Flavours of sweet coffee with milk and some chocolatey notes too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (2705) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2016
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a near black with a loose bubble head. Aroma is initially sweet, with a caramel malt and chocolate settle. Flavor is rich chocolate, some vanilla, but masked by a roasted finish. A little empty on the finish. Some late chocolate, cocoa reminder. Pretty good, but expectations were not quite met.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (627) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle shared at tasting. Dark black pour, almost no head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is a little thin but nice flavors. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1745) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout has a thick, beige head, a dark, red-brown appearance, and almost no lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, brown bread, a touch of coffee and chocolate, and a shade of cream. Taste is of those elements, with noticeable, but low-level, bitterness, really, some acrid notes, and char. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout finishes on the slightly dry side. RJT


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