GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2006
12 oz bottle. Opaque black color with thick oatmeal colored head that settled slowly into a thin foamy cap. There was much lace on the glass at the end. Light vanilla and chocolate aroma reminiscent of chocolate chip cookie dough. Every once and a while I also get a whiff of root beer and roasted malt. Slightly sweet up front. Flavor is dominated by roasty, chocolatey malt with a strange stale coffee note at the end. I prefer the Kalamazoo Stout. Holdwine (1227) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Again with the motor oil, but what a stout. Maybe over ice cream? Complex mouthfeel and a ton of sweetness. Vanilla, coffee, whipped cream, this one has it all. mephisto (1287) - TAIWAN - DEC 25, 2006
a solid chocolate stout, pitch black with a dark brown head that quickly disappears, the brew is creamy and rich. it is very chocolatey with a hint of coffee and caramel, i really enjoy this brew. vyvvy (6392) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Pours almost black with a dark brown head - very nice. The aroma has dark roasted malt that is almost charred. There is lots of creaminess with some dark fruit traits and traces of coffee. Medium / full body with some sharp carbonation. It is lightly grainy and somewhat creamy. The taste starts with heavy cream and roasted malt - milky, thick and rich. The finish has a crisp blast of carbonation and some spiciness then it goes back to the malty goodness. Another well done stout from Bellís. DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Pours black with a thin creamy darker head. Aroma is roasty with strong chocolate. Taste is thick and creamy with sweetness and evident chocolate hints. Very good sweeter stout.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Pours black with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma is roasty with hints of chocolate. Taste is very roasty, very similar to the Kalamazoo stout, only a little smoother and sweeter and the similar hop finish as well. Canít taste the milk sugar as much as in a beer like Mackeson, but still a very good sweet stout. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2006
On tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook. A very smooth stout. Dark black in color with a very brown head. Smooth taste, creamy as the name states with a slight chocolate bitterness. Ending is nice, maybe a bit too fruity for this type of beer but still utterly outstanding. shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2009 Jayb0 (1194) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Batch 7250 ~ Packaged on February 14, 2006
12/19/2006: Bellís Special Double Cream Stout is nearly black in color with a large light brown head. The aroma is mostly cream with just a hint of roasted malt. The flavor is also very creamy with some chocolate and/or coffee (something dark and roasted). There is a bit of something fruity midway through the flavor. The finish has a slightly burnt, coffee-like acidic bitterness. This beer has a medium body, moderate carbonation, and is very smooth and creamy on the palate. This is a well balanced sweet stout and would probably go great with with some chocolate... Actually, I just grabbed some semi-sweet chocolate and Iím eating some now. Now for another sip of this beer... Interesting, but not so good. A lot more of that fruity, sour apple-like flavor and some alcohol come out. I have also just discoverd a bunch of sludge in the bottom of my glass and it seems a bit overcarbonated. I wonder if this bottle is past itís prime? I remember this brew being much better and richer than this... I think I will have to seek out a fresher bottle next time and re-visit this beer!
12 fl. oz. bottle from Party Town in Florence, Kentucky. Score: 7/3/4/3/12 = 2.9
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Batch 7684 ~ Packaged on October 16, 2006
11/16/2009: Bellís Special Double Cream Stout... Aroma: Hints of chocolate, dark fruits, a hink of souring cream; slighty roasty. Appearance: Opaque, deep brown color (like the color of a milk chocolate bar) with a formidable and lasting tan-colored head. Flavor: Stale chocolate; some roasted malts; bittersweet; dry roasted malts; touches of sour dark fruits; roasted chesnut throughout the finish (nice!). Palate: Medium-full body; smooth and milky; more body than typically for this style which is nice to see. Overall: Itís still just okay; I am not a big fan of milk stouts and this one really doesnít do it for me either, but itís better than most...
12 fl. oz. bottle. Score: 6/4/7/4/12 = 3.3
Decadent, a dessert in itself. Why pair it with anything, just enjoy solo. jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with a 2 finger dark tan creamy head. Smells of sweet chocholate. Exactly what the bottle says, creamy. Chocholate, little coffee, with extra creamer. Medium mouthfeel, wish i had some hersheys to go with it.