Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - Pitch black, very little head, and a small amount of lace. This looks evil, thick , viscous, and vile. As an RIS should. Oh yeah. This still-life in black has me anticipating what's to come.
S - Black licorice (a trace of Kalamazoo stout perhaps?), coffee with French vanilla cream, and a hint of black gooey candy. I can't think of what it's called, but there is a gelatinous black candy that is sort of like black licorice, only more gooey. Damn. Anyhow, this smells like that.
T - Again, coffee with vanilla creamer. Black licorice, sunflower seeds, and top shelf maple syrup... sans the maple if that makes any sense (molasses?)
M - Thick, creamy, solid, and smooth. This has only a touch of alcohol warmth despite the elevated ABV. The finish is surprisingly smooth and not as bitter as most RIS's or even regular stouts for that matter. Its almost as if this is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout (IOS?).
D - A damn fine brew! I tend to like milk stouts and oatmeal stouts for their smoothness and lack of sharp bitterness that can often be found in "regular" stouts, since although I am a caffeine addict, I am a person who puts tons of creamer and Splenda in my coffee. This is a top-tier selection in a style filled with top -tier selections. Good stuff!
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2009 06:28:00 | More by pmcadamis
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