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RATINGS: 1935   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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 Bellís Beer!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1570) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Last bottle on the shelf at Piccadillyís in Champaign. Batch #7250. "Your Bellís 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 Iíve ever had. Iíd like to try this side-by-side with a Kzoo stout sometime.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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 Bellís stouts but very good. very well balanced with just enough hops to keep it from being too sweet. will try again in the winter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 30, 2006
12oz bottle poured pitch black with a nice thick brown head. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, toffee and roast. Taste was nice and rounded with a good bitterness that balanced out the complexity of the malts. An awesome stout that is well worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Overpowering aroma of black olives - interesting and different but not necessarily in a good way. Appears an opaque black color with a small dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Flavor of chocolate with some roast notes and with a bit of a salty impression - superbly balanced. Palate is thick and creamy, almost velvety. Overall, another excellent offering from Bells, though the aroma is a bit off-putting.


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