BELL’S SPECIAL DOUBLE CREAM STOUT

NOTES: Bottle @ McHops Monastery

STYLE: Milk Stout

ABV: 6.1%

APPEARANCE: Black with black highlights beflecked with black.

HEAD: Thin, tan, and fast-fading

LACING: Not much…just hints of lace around the rim

NOSE: Espresso beans, milk chocolate, dark-roasted malt, and a hint of smoke.

TASTE: Mostly sweet, well-toasted, caramel malt up front with plenty of chocolate and coffee in the middle. Some sourness and smokiness in the finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied with decent carbonation

DRINKABILITY: I drank this very shortly after sampling the Left Hand Milk Stout. While the Double Cream Stout is a little more aggressive, I’d say it’s just about as drinkable. Milk Stouts are nice session brews….haven’t really met one I couldn’t drink a half-dozen of.

RATING: 3 Hops

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One comment

  1. Agreed, Barley – an outstanding, creamy offering from a terrific brewery. Doc and I tucked into a year old bottle not too long ago and it proved its (probably short-term) cellaring potential as well. Delicious!

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