Stine (1780) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Pours to opaque black. Nose of mocha, caramel, mollasses and brown sugar cake, or toffee. Combines the rich sweetness of chocolate and port with a faint dryness like tobacco and charcoal. Satisfyingly full-bodied. The exemplar accompaniment to dessert. kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 12 oz bottle from Ohiodad(thanks!).Pours near black with a very small head. Mocha and vanilla in the nose. Flavor is vanilla, mocha, toffee and a little alcohol is present in the finish. Medium bodied, silky mouthfeel and easy to drink. Very nice beer.**************12/2/06 re-rate but i am not changing the scores...only the comments-Thanks to whoever sent me this. Pours almost pitch black with a small tan head. Nose is roasty with some espresso and a little band aid. Taste is very very roasty, coffee, chocolate, licorice, anise, lactose, and the dreaded band aid. Likely i have a bottle past it’s prime. Still decent but i imagine it was much better before the band aid took hold. Medium bodied, high carbonation. The first sub-par Bells beer i think i have had. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Dark. blackish color with cream head. Smooth, roasted malt aroma that is very appetizing. Taste has nice hop bitterness with roasted malts and a very creamy ending. Very good mouthfeel. Like a Kalamazoo Stout with half and half. The only downside is that the creamy taste takes away from an otherwise fantastic stout. Another good Bells stout, and another good Bell’s Beer!!! TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
12 oz bottle. Ebony with a brief crema head. Coffee, chocolate milkshake, faint school chalk. Taste follows a similar line with sour apricot in the finish. Give this one a brisk pour and it becomes just like an ice cream soda. What Guiness nitro hopes it tasted like. Good gateway stout for initiates. black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Pours an almost black color. Very nice looking in the glass. Very little head. Aroma is bittersweet bakers chocolate with roast and caramel following. This beer goes down so nice. Very velvety and smooth. Flavor is dominated by sweet roast and caramel. Very little bitterness and no alcohol present. I really enjoy this beer.
Lowe1983 (1592) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Pours a black color with a thin brown head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate, coffee, molasses, roasted malts, and some alcohol. Flavor basically the same with a slightly bitter finish. More subtle then their other stouts but still very delicious. Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Last bottle on the shelf at Piccadilly’s in Champaign. Batch #7250. "Your Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout was packaged on February 14, 2006." This has had a little bit of time to age. Pours black with a dark tan head. I can see some sediment floaties swimming around when I hold it right up to my desk lamp. Aromas of sun-dried fruits and molasses and some faint hops as well. Roasted, well balanced flavor. Nice medium-bodied mouthfeel. One of the most drinkable stouts I’ve ever had. I’d like to try this side-by-side with a Kzoo stout sometime. luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Pours out like old tar combined with my grandfathers old engine oil. Very creamy look to it with a caramel color head. Hints of wood, chocolate, coffe compliment this beer. Very light sweet after taste which is refreshing to the palate. beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
very much a coffee and molssas stout. had some prune in the aroma. not as heavy as some other Bell’s stouts but very good. very well balanced with just enough hops to keep it from being too sweet. will try again in the winter. zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark chocolate with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, molasses, malt, coffee, and nuts. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, molasses, caramel, and malt.