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Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
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outstanding

4,406 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,406
Reviews: 1,873
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 374
Gots: 941 | FT: 77
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Expedition Stout offers immensely complex flavors crafted specifically with vintage aging in mind, as its profile will continue to mature and develop over the years. A huge malt body is matched to a heady blend of chocolate, dark fruits, and other aromas. Intensely bitter in its early months, the flavors will slowly meld and grow in depth as the beer ages.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002)
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watsonmd

Georgia

4.84/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: black, thick, dark brown tight bubbled head.

S: toffe, coffee, oak, stone fruit

T: upfront roasty malt, coffee and chocolate, with a "cough syrupy" after taste on the first sip, but not so much after that. Perhaps the ABV?

M: Thick, syrupy, smooth and creamy.

O: Excellent. Not a Black Note, but still an excellent Bell's!

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 17:39:22 | More by watsonmd
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thick and deeply brown with a desent size head which to it's credit is thick like a milk shake. The aroma is pretty much roasted malts deeply roasted at that. You get sutle hints of chocolate and coffee but you must dig for them.
Taste is like the nose well roasted or burnt malts with underlying alcohol.
Feels thick on the palette with a corse ashen feel. Finishes dry and bitter.
Lacks in depth of flavor and character.
I really don't think it's worthy of all the hipe and in fact think it's a violation.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 02:26:47 | More by micromaniac129
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assman79

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-31-2014 21:14:29 | More by assman79
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-31-2014 04:29:09 | More by Lucasrjoel
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-30-2014 22:41:34 | More by DouglasWalk
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-29-2014 19:54:33 | More by Sarge3130
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Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-29-2014 16:48:36 | More by AmericaGWShark
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BlueAndBrew

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-29-2014 04:07:33 | More by BlueAndBrew
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

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
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-28-2014 04:09:25 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-27-2014 17:51:20 | More by birdsellam
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GatorLCA

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2014 15:01:22 | More by GatorLCA
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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Washington

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-26-2014 00:59:26 | More by jcugafsu
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Tyecko

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,406 ratings.