Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.25/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2009 18:30:26 | More by koopa
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,406 ratings.