Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by maggotbrain:
3.7/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
The beer is deep black with a moderate brown head. The head has receded to a brown, bubbly film on the top of the beer. There seems to be little to no lacing on the glass as the beer is consumed.
Sticking my nose into the glass, I detect a bit of chocolate and a lot of alcohol.
The beer tastes pretty good: coffee, a hint of chocolate, and a malty sweetness. It also has quite a bit of alcoholic spiciness, which doesn't bother me since when I'm not drinking beer, I enjoy Scotch neat. I could see the alcoholic nature of this beer being off putting to many people, though.
The mouthfeel is good--low carbonation and a nice, thick body.
The drinkability of this beer pretty good for an imperial stout, though the high abv would make me hesitate before opening another one of these bad boys.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2005 02:06:04 | More by maggotbrain
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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.
94 out of 100 based on 4,405 ratings.