Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by MJR:
4.9/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Blacker than any other stout I've ever encountered...no light gets through at all. A massive head forms as the bottle is poured and stays a good size the whole time.
Smell: All kinds of aromas here: roasted grain, burnt malt, chocolate, molasses, and a bit of licorice. I could be happy just smelling this beer...well, almost.
Taste: The flavor is just as complex as the smell. There is just so much flavor in here, novices are warned to stay away! There's a 'huge' malt flavor that is balanced quite well with a 'massive' hop bitterness. Starts with a hop tingle on the lips, moves to the malt flavors, then the hop bitterness comes in as you swallow. Amazing.
Mouthfeel: Huge, thick, oily...enough said.
Drinkability: Good for a 10%abv brew that makes 10W30 motor oil seem like water. I can't imagine ever drinking more than, say, 2 of these in one night, but this kind of beer you pull out for special occasions or when the mood strikes you.
My absolute favorite of the style. The shear breadth of this brew is incredible and something every beer lover should try at least once.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2002 00:17:57 | More by MJR
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