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

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Ratings: 4,668
Reviews: 1,894
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 403
Gots: 1,016 | 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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

SpasmWaiter, Sunday at 03:53 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Appearance- Deep blackish brown beer with a foamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing.

Smell- Chocolate, leather

Taste- Dark chocolate, dates, prunes, soy sauce, tobacco

Mouthfeel- Creamy, very thick

Overall- Good, but not one of my regular stout purchases. Quite expensive at $17 a sixer, but still cheaper than buying bombers.

spacebear09, Sunday at 03:41 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Juggernaut25, Saturday at 05:15 PM
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

bigred89, Saturday at 02:15 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

kirchy, Saturday at 03:00 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Flip_Smash, Saturday at 02:31 AM
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Before I review this, I must disclose my favoritism towards this specific Stout over Bells "Preferred" Black Note Stout.

A - Dark as night, mocha, dark bown, head. Tight bubbly carbonation that sits on top without disapating too fast.
S - Like roasting marshmallows on a cold night which chocolate. A smore with booze involved.
M - Perfect. This is how a stout should feel... creamy, thick, coats the tongue/throat/ mind.
T - Way better than Black Note in that... this is perfection. No under/over doing the carbonation. Tastes like it smells.
O - If i go to the bottle store and dont see anything worth drinking or anything that can beat Expedition... I walk out with this, which is why I have many saved for verticals.

Hesscabob, Friday at 06:06 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Clemskis, Friday at 05:32 AM
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3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

RexBanner, Friday at 04:36 AM
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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

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Vivs85, Friday at 12:54 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

A: Thick, black like used motor oil. Thick khaki head with fine lacing. Looks like a very inviting stout

S: very light caramel and coffee with a hint of oak

T: Rich but bitter coffee, chocolate, molasses

M: very nice stout. Thick and smooth with a little alcohol burn and bitter aftertaste but still pleasant

O: First stout of the fall for me and it's delicious. Very satisfying and enjoyable. The more I try of Bell's beers, the more I like the brewery

Dwkasper, Thursday at 10:38 PM
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3.8/5  rDev -10.2%

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stencom1, Oct 15, 2014
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,668 ratings.