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

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Ratings: 5,302
Reviews: 1,979
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 446
Gots: 1,290 | FT: 93
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002

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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: Pours a nice solid two-finger mocha head. Decent lacing.

S: Rich, sweet malts with a bit of espresso in there.

T: Sweet, creamy, malty goodness that is rich and decadent. This will definitely age well. It just is good. All I can say is it is a exemplar of the style and is how a great RIS should taste.

M: Thick, viscous and creamy, with a nice subtle carbonation.

O: I wish I had gotten a six-pack of this, which I think was rare for it being 9 months old. Finally, Bell's hits a knockout for me. This one takes your mouth on an expedition. I can see why people want this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Thick, like molassis, pours a very dark black, with a nice chocolate tan head.

S: Chocolate, hops, cream and espresso.

T: Thick and creamy.. Starts out sweet like Dark chocolate, but finishes bitter. An aftertaste of coffee and chocolate..

M: Smooth creamy, thick, chewable...

D: Don't know if I could do more than one in a sitting, but a very good beer, and one I will go back to a lot. Has a big taste without the big price tag. This would be great to cook with too... mmmm.. Stout bacon burgers.

Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 5,302 ratings.