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

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BA SCORE
94
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've received a few of these bottles in trades over the past 6 months. I believe the one I am drinking at the moment came courtesy of JohnTravolta21. Thanks for the opportunity!

Appearance: Very dark black with a nice 2 finger foam cap. Some retention and great lacing. So far I'm impressed!

Smell: Roasted malt that gives off a hint of coffee, some vanillia, and a wood note stand out. The notes are there but are not the most pronounced. You have to dig for them a bit.

Taste: I get bread pudding, roasted malt, some dark chocolate (but nothing like Choklat from Southern Tier), and a hint of anise. Better than the nose!

Mouthfeel: A full bodied brew that is a touch thick and a little flat. I think more carbonation would help in this category and this is the least impressive category for ES so far.

UPDATE 11/29/09: I've since had this brew several more times and have found more recent samplings to have better carbonation so I'm changing my score from a 3.5 to 4.0

Drinkability: Tastes great and is fairly drinkable for a full bodied low carbonation brew.

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