Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout

This year’s Guinness replacement (though I had some Guinness with lunch today too).
Pitch black color, with only the slightest bit of foam, but I didn’t pour it, so there’s the caveat. Aroma is a malty caramel, but a bit burnt coffee throws me off. Good sweetness in the flavor, with a fairly dry finish, a bit of lingering bitterness there. I also feel the slight bite of alcohol, though nowhere near the imperial stout range. Good creamy feel as the drinking continues.
Just a tad bit too much of a burnt aroma and flavor for me, keeps it from being a more perfect beer.
Overall rating: 3.95