Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout

And now I once again find myself with a sample bottle of a beer that I somehow have not had in the past five years or more. And I'm looking back on a review from nearly 13 years ago, if you can believe it. Nonetheless, here we have it, notes on Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's, from February of 2003:
 Bell's Special Double Cream Stout. 6.1 % alf/vol.

Fully dark in color, a deep, deep black, and a sturdy cocoa-y brown head.

Aroma is rich and roasty, toasty, but still rather light. Perhaps that's where the cream comes in, I'd guess, though it's on the subtle side.

Mouthfeel gets a great initial hop blitz , that mellows soon after., but not before giving off blasts of cherryish sweetness. Slight bitterness continues with every swallow, but is ultimately subsided. All in all, a very tasty, unique stout, soothing and delicious.

From the label: 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, roast finish. 

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