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

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Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Expedition Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,342 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,342
Reviews: 1,868
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 367
Gots: 933 | FT: 76
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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supa0525

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-29-2013 18:51:29 | More by supa0525
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richeddi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2013 17:59:19 | More by richeddi
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2013 15:34:47 | More by flipdog0
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mellowmark

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2013 05:29:34 | More by mellowmark
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NW2285

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-29-2013 03:36:24 | More by NW2285
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.21/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Was expecting so much from this beer, considering it's high ranking and glowing review (and gift!) from my neighbors. Perhaps I just don't care for this style, but I found it way to syrupy. The malt profile doesn't seem to balance out the beer at all, and I found myself making terrible faces every time I took a sip. It's a cross between coffee and cough syrup, in my opinion. Not my favorite. The appearance however, is lovely!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 03:05:32 | More by alysmith4
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siddhartha

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-29-2013 01:52:30 | More by siddhartha
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Paul_Kraft586


5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-29-2013 01:37:26 | More by Paul_Kraft586
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2013 00:36:20 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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dan027

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-28-2013 22:08:17 | More by dan027
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DmanGTR

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-28-2013 20:48:29 | More by DmanGTR
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-28-2013 16:58:05 | More by AngusOg
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musicman7070

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-28-2013 05:58:12 | More by musicman7070
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-28-2013 04:10:41 | More by FlyingHellfish
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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-28-2013 01:33:12 | More by Roger85
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from October.

Pours out viscous and black from the bottle and looks lovely in a glass. Pitch black with a mocha head.

Lots of roasty goodness in the smell. Dark chocolate, dark fruit, and some alcohol.

It tastes fairly bitter like a Yeti. Rounds out with some sweetness. Big roast character, dark chocolate, and dark fruit.

Smooth and full chewy mouthfeel.

A great stout. I feel like an aged bottle would be heavenly.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 22:58:34 | More by MattSweatshirt
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JohnDMartin

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-27-2013 22:56:31 | More by JohnDMartin
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-27-2013 22:04:29 | More by johnyb
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yankhawk

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-27-2013 21:52:05 | More by yankhawk
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dave122382

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-27-2013 21:44:19 | More by dave122382
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-27-2013 15:40:08 | More by Hopsiam14
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popery

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-27-2013 08:02:24 | More by popery
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mmikey8

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-27-2013 03:59:16 | More by mmikey8
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sdonegan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-27-2013 03:49:19 | More by sdonegan
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Jose2412

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-27-2013 03:26:45 | More by Jose2412
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,342 ratings.