Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.21/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Sepia film over that blackest beer I've ever seen.
Blackberry crumble, ash, and fish sauce on the nose - faintly. Warms to some BSDA fruit notes and peat smoke.
Molasses, cold espresso, prune juice, licorice hard candy, with undertones of dark baked pretzels, then gooey pine resin hops.
Christmas pudding finish and long tarry linger with some black malts and port-like cherry.
Full, viscous, smooth, round, chewy, oily, no heat.
Like the Ford of the same name: huge, oily, intimidating and unwieldy.
This is almost too big to enjoy. Every dark flavor of coffee, char and fruit is crammed in here but without the bitterness from either roast or hops to really tame the sweetness. i feel like this is a sugar headache waiting to happen.
Deep and dark, big and smooth, oh so black but maybe too sweet. I'd like to see this one with some age on it.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2013 11:28:50 | More by StJamesGate
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