Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by kagent777:
4.29/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle purchased in Florida in October of 2010. Batch 9971. Bottled on September 13, 2010 according to bell's website. This beer is over 3 years old and has been in a "cellar" since purchase. Under my stairs until lat night. I poured this one into my beer goblet.
Appearance: Pitch black beer pours as thick as the thickest Imperial stouts I have seen. A vigorous pour yielded a thin dark tan head that did not stick around. Looks like an Imperial stout.
Smell: Dark fruit and roast mingle with coffee, cocoa and some vanilla. Dark and rich.
Taste: Impressive bitter dark chocolate. This could have easily rested another 3 years. The finish is incredibly long. Alcohol is apparent along with coffee and cocoa. Fruits remind me of dark cherries and plums and are also a bit vinous. A complex very tasty beer.
Mouthfeel: The body is giant and the carbonation on the low side, right where an Imperial Stout should be. Huge flavors easily coat the mouth.
Overall: One of the more complex Impy stouts I have tasted. Quite bitter and therefore might not be approachable by new craft beer drinkers.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2013 23:52:33 | More by kagent777
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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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