Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by session1979:
4.28/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Got this as part of a Midwest care package from homebrewhawk, thanks Pete! Although there was no date on the bottle, I am guessing it was fairly fresh.
Appearance: Pours a viscous black with an airy light one finger cappuccino colored head.
Nose: Deep sweet roasted malt, molasses, coffee. Very full, appetizing nose.
Taste: Dark bittersweet chocolate is first present on the tongue balanced nicely with soft dark fruit and followed by a slightly bitter long coffee bean finish.
Mouthfeel: Coats the mouth nicely. Creamy and viscous.
Drinkability: ABV was noticeable as it warmed but it was quite drinkable despite that.
Overall: Very good offering from Bell's. A classic example of a very solid RIS. If I could find it locally, it would be a staple six pack in my fridge.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2008 21:00:00 | More by session1979
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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 4,403 ratings.