Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by RandomBattle:
3.94/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle (not sure as to the vintage), poured into a Bell's tulip. Bam!
Appearance - Oily and inky black RIS body, with almost no head, granted I did pour it very carefully.
Smell - I seem to get a large amount of dark fruits, think plums and dates, along with soy sauce. This beer specifically, I have always gotten soy sauce from, not unappetizing just there. After revisiting I get some nice roasty chocolate odors with some subtle hops.
Taste - Nice bitter dark chocolate flavors, followed by dark fruit flavors. Even though I always smell soy sauce in this one I never taste it. This beer has such a wonderful bittersweetness that is amazing and I feel separates it from other RIS'.
Mouthfeel - Full, mouth-coating, and smooth. This beer is liquid velvet. A treat and a sipper.
Overall - This beer is great and thankfully I can get it online when it's available since Bell's doesn't distribute to NY.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2013 01:26:41 | More by RandomBattle
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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.
94 out of 100 based on 4,400 ratings.