Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.83/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very opaque with a thick, brown head. Head is dense, creamy, and with a decent linger for the small head size.
A strong chocolately sweet aroma - straightforward but clean. Not much alcohol and no hops in the aroma.
Malty sweet chooclate flavor, nice dark malt roastiness, alcohol evident but controlled. Finishes roasty and sweet. Sweetness doesn't quite approach the cloying level - enough hop bitterness and dark grain bitterness to maintain a semblance of balance.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with lowish carbonation. Alcohol warming evident, as should be for style. Minimal astringency from the dark grains - actually some sensation of chocolate milk - a bit creamy.
Overall a bit sweet, but doesn't deviate too far from its stout roots. Very flavorful without being overpowering. I'm afraid to say I could drink more than one of these, which at 11.5% ABV might not be a good idea!
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2007 20:35:40 | More by mpyle
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