Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Wadsey:
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Expedition Stout, batch 8728, which was bottled on September 16, 2008
Served in DFH signature glass
A: Pours black with mocha-colored head that briefly emerges from murky depths and then retreats back, leaving oily legs on glass.
S: An abundance of crystal and roasted malts express themselves in caramel, figs, raisins and dark chocolate. Additional aromas include cocoa nibs, raisins and earth.
T: Quite sweet up front, but not unpleasantly so. This merges with aforementioned characteristics seamlessly. Medium-high bitterness quashes sweetness, clearing way for roasty, herbal and somewhat dry finish. Alcohol is a little detectable.
M: Very big body and light carbonation. Chewy and warming. A little powdery, which is odd, considering oily appearance.
O: I might prefer Expedition Stout at two years, but the contents of this bottle pleased my palate. Two knocks on this beer: booze seems amplified and the finish borders on harsh.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2011 02:33:11 | More by Wadsey
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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