In this beer blog, we are going to sample one of my favorite beer from Bell’s Brewery. It is their Special Double Cream Stout. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this cream stout.
It has a jet black color with a nice creamy tan color head. The smell has some chocolate, coffee, to alcohol notes. The taste has a chocolate to burn coffee notes with a dry coffee aftertaste. It is a nice sipping beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Brewed with a blend of 10 different malts, Double Cream is an incredibly rich stout composed of dark, sweet, and smooth tones intermingled with a soft, roasty finish.
Here is a description from their website (www.bellsbeer.com):
Special Double Cream Stout derives its name from its smooth, creamy texture, not the ingredients. Completely dairy-free, this stout blends ten different specialty malts to yield a remarkable depth of flavor. With only a touch of burnt notes, Special Double Cream Stout focuses on the softer, cocoa & espresso-like aspects of roasted malt.
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In the end, I love this beer and I enjoy it very much. I had the chance to have this beer in a Firkin. It was even better brew. I love the fact the shelf life is a year but I bet I can get it to age for a few years. I just wish this beer was available all year-long. This beer I know cost a little bit more to make and let it age to quality to the beer. This beer has some nice creamy chocolate notes but a nice burn coffee notes. This beer will sneak up on you because it does not drink like a high alcohol beer. I recommend it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser