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Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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94
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4,376 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,376
Reviews: 1,871
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 372
Gots: 935 | FT: 76
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Expedition Stout offers immensely complex flavors crafted specifically with vintage aging in mind, as its profile will continue to mature and develop over the years. A huge malt body is matched to a heady blend of chocolate, dark fruits, and other aromas. Intensely bitter in its early months, the flavors will slowly meld and grow in depth as the beer ages.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002)
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 9/19/11...so if my math is correct, it's two days from being two years old! Picked this up at the Bell's Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo with a sign on the cooler door that said temperature fluctuations of beer in a bottle is fine as long as they aren't extreme temps. Learned something and therefore didn't stress about carrying this in my trunk with some other beer on a roadtrip from Denver. Downtown Kalamazoo is pretty nice, by the way.

A: Dark as any beer could possibly be with a huuuge dark brown, bubbly, frothy, sticky head that leaves behind great lacing and retention. One of my finer pours.

S: So deep and complex. Lots of dark fruit, super dark chocolate, roasted and charred malt, dark earth, wood, licorice, black strap molasses, and definitely some sharp booze.

T: Whoa. Everything that's in the nose but better. Way better! So rich, so flavorful, so damn good. Heavy on the roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and dark, sweet, dried fruits.

M: Not surprising here...incredibly smooth. Great body, minimal carbonation, and flavor that is off the scale. Fairly easy drinking for its' strength. But the finish is very sweet, strong, and dark.

O: An outstanding and unique stout. I imagine this would be pretty harsh fresh so I'm glad I was able to enjoy it after two years of aging and mellowing.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 01:23:08 | More by Gatch
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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,376 ratings.