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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

4,341 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,341
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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Bottle (2010)

Acquired via trade
Thanks sendsilk!

Jet black. Big and thick brown head. Thick and consistent lacing. Perfect. What more could you want?

Big and bold aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. A touch of alcohol heat in the nose.

Taste is more of the same. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavors, a touch of alcohol, and some definite hop bitterness.

Thick, big, chewy mouthfeel. A pleasure. Perfect.

A wonderful, flavorful, and aromatic big stout. Would love to have this readily available. It does everything right.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,341 ratings.