Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout

Moving along here in 2012, and hoping to come across a much better brew after the last review.  Grocery shopping at the organic market I cam across look looked like a gem!  Bell's Special double Cream Stout!  I have reviewed Bell's Brewing Co's beer before and have been impressed!  Bell's is located in Michigan and have been brewing up goodness since 1985.

Pouring the stout into my glass it pours smoothly and appears to have light carbonation, a rather vigorous pour resulted in a 1" loose khaki color head that disparates rather quickly.  The aroma of the ale is sweet with notes of chocolate, caramel, coffee, and roasted barley! The stout is very dark of course, holding my glass up to light I cannot see any light passing through.  The flavor and mouth are fantastic!  Smooth, and silky on the tongue with light carbonation.  The name for the beer "Cream Stout" does not come from any sort of dairy product within the beer, it's simply to reference the smoothness, or creaminess of the beer.  The flavor however is wonderful, the notes of chocolate from the aroma come through, followed by caramel, then roasted barley, with hints of spices and wood.  The stout has a robust and slightly smokey taste as well.  I cannot taste any alcohol for it to be 6.1%ABV.

This is a solid beer! I rate it a B+ very nice, enjoyable!

This beer can be obtained locally at the Earth Fair Market in Tallahassee FL.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh yea, just picked up a six pack of this and it is very tasty. Very enjoyable to sip on during these cold months in Chicago!