Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by fourstringer:
4.49/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderately aggressive hand. Packaged 8/22/13 according to the label.
A: Very dark brown - essentially black. Scant coat of rich brown head that quickly dissipates within 30 seconds. Light lacing.
S: Roasted malt with cacao-forward scents. Lesser coffee, dark fruit. Light pepper. Hint of piney hops. Booze. Molasses. Oh boy.
T: Sweet roasted malt notes turn into a firm hop bitterness that yields to great dark chocolate & coffee flavors. Semi-dry finish. Moderate alcohol, consistent with 10.5%, but I don't mind at all. Some oaky, bourbon notes. Toffee. Tasty.
M: Low to moderate carbonation with a full body. Silky smooth and palate coating. Top notch feel.
O: Delicious. Well balanced with solid, but complementary hopping. Excellent chocolate notes in particular. Great American imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 04:12:12 | More by fourstringer
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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.
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