Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by mjtiernan:
3.95/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to heyta for sending me this one!
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter
Bottled 12/17/2010 (Batch 10105)
A: Ridiculously black. No light getting through. Some carbonation evident with a semi-vigorous pour. Any cap that appeared quickly vanishes leaving, well...not much. This appears oily and quite viscous.
S: Dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice, black pepper and roasted malt.
T: Bitter chocolate and coffee, licorice, and roasted malt. Also a bit of caramel that helps transition you to the finish. Alcohol shows up early but it’s not as much as you might expect. The coffee, chocolate and malt are wonderfully intense! This is a pretty hot one but I like it.
M: Pretty thick...heavy body. Carbonation is on the low end of the spectrum but it’s enough to keep it lively.
O: This is a delicious tummy warmer. I drank this before its prime to do the review, but I’ve got a second bottle of ‘10 and another from ‘09. I’m going to sit on these for awhile and hopefully collect some more vintages.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2011 04:41:47 | More by mjtiernan
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice dark tan head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit (mainly raisins) and perhaps a touch of vanilla.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a ton of roasted malts followed by bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, light raisins and some faint vanilla.
Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 21:24:06 | More by SebD
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,340 ratings.