Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by SaucyA:
4.33/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Batch 8295, Packaged January 25, 2008.
A - Pours black into a big ol' snifter. Completely and utterly black. A half-finger brown head sits atop the blackness that embodies this brew.
S - Roast. Roasty malts, roasty coffee, roasty roast. Bittersweet chocolate, coffee... maybe slight vanilla on the back end, but that's my imagination.
T - Pretty damn hoppy for a RIS. Lots of roasty, chocolate malts, plus a nice hop bite at the end. A well-balanced, and well made RIS. Not the most complex compared to the giants of the style, but definitely nothing to scoff at.
M - Fucking awesome. I can't describe it better. It reminds me of DL, and that says alot. Viscous, coating, syrupy, thick... with the nicest amount of carbonation to offset this huge-bodied beast.
D - Great drinkability for the strength and flavors involved. A sipper, but an easy sipper.
Notes: I always steered clear of this Bell's offering due to reviews, and I was pleasantly surprised to find a more-than-enjoyable brew. It's a well-crafted brew, and not just because I'm a homeboy. I don't care what state this was made, it's a tasty, fantastic brew.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2008 01:32:10 | More by SaucyA
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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