Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.83/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. 2011 Bottle with a date of 11/01/11.
Appearance: Pours dark black with no other noticeable colors. Decent three finger deep tan head that slowly fades into a thin tan layer. Lots of lacing around the glass.
Smell: Big dark aroma of roasted caramel and toffee malts. Lots of chocolate with some hints of coffee, vanilla, and creamy milk. Also some dark fruity raisins and figs. Some hints of molasses and syrup. Smells very rich and creamy.
Taste: Like the smell leads, a big roasty chocolate filled taste. Dark roasted caramel and toffee malts with a bready toast taste that lingers in the finish. Lots of chocolate with notes of coffee, cream, milk, and vanilla. Some good hints of dark fruits including raisins, figs, and dark cherry. Also a little molasses and sugary syrup. Some earthy hops in the finish. Very tasty.
Mouthfeel: Thick and full bodied with a lower level of carbonation. Sticky and creamy. A little alcohol heat but still fairly smooth.
Overall: A great stout. One of the better Russian Imperial Stouts out there. Tastes great fresh to me. It will be interesting to see what some age will do.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2011 07:58:02 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into my tulip from a 12oz bottle. These have about a year on them (purchased at the Andersons in C-Bus, OH). Bit pricey, but well worth it! Pure black (blacker than my heart) with a finger of tan head... didn't last too long. Immediate notes of coffee, molasses, and DEEP dark roasted malt. Yes. The deep roasty flavor emerged with the first swig, also a crisp bitterness. Hints of bitter chocolate and even a bit a caramel as time passed. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Glad I invested in a sixer, and excited to age a couple of these for upcoming birthdays (maybe '15 and '16). What a winner. One of my faves is FIS, and in my opinion (though it has some unique characteristics)... Expedition stands right up with FIS. Get some.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 13:41:55 | More by Mikus
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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