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

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94
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4,554 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,554
Reviews: 1,884
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 397
Gots: 977 | FT: 75
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.

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Smell: The nose is surprisingly sweet with plumb and caramel in front of Starbucks Liqueur, dark chocolate, and a hint of citrusy hops.

Taste: As promised in the aroma, the flavor profile is very sweet. Caramel, plums, figs, and molasses lead the charge while cocoa, coffee with a shot of grappa, and toffee provide the backbone along with a hint of grassy and citrusy hop bitterness with warming alcohol looming throughout the palate. The aftertaste lingers for a long, long time.

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Drinkability: This is tasty and uniquely sweet next to most of the roasty, bitter RIS around. It's a taxing beverage, but a very enjoyable experience.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,554 ratings.