Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by acrawf6:
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours out black with a nice dark tan head that sticks around for quite a while and has nice lacing.
Smell. I'm getting a bit of a mocha like coffee bean aroma with a touch of vanilla bean. Heavy burnt malt aroma that gives it a smooth licorice bit to it.
Taste. Has a bold and potent flavor, but is still on the smoother side. A bit of an espresso flavor comes out nicely as does the bitterness. There is an alcoholic bite to it that is a little spicy to my tongue and warming, but is not all that out of hand. Has just a small fruity bit to it too; cherries is what i get. Aftertaste has a little smoky flavor to it that i did not get in the aroma or initial taste, with a little cocoa.
Mouthfeel. Body is full, but as it warms it seems to get a little bit of a slickness to it. Has a nice balance as I can certainly taste the malts and hops and the flavors go together nicely. Carbonation is at a proper level.
Overall, a real nice RIS that i am glad to try. I like the the potent flavors on both sides and how its balanced so well. It's not one i would say i must have again, but would be happy if that happens.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2008 02:11:58 | More by acrawf6
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4.54/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a snifter from a 12oz bottle. Bottled 10/22/12.
A: Poured thick and black. Dark brown head. medium retention.
S: Thick roasty and chocolate notes, some hints of plum, even a slight pear.
T: Wow. Roasted chocolate, high bitterness for a stout. Slight sweetness on the tip, lingering bitter finish.
M: Thick feel in the mouth. Very full and luxurious.
O: Fantastic, it has aged very well. Better than fresh.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 02:03:21 | More by Jmitchell3
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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