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

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Ratings: 4,696
Reviews: 1,895
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 405
Gots: 1,023 | FT: 78
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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Poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a used motor-oil black with a 1-finger, tan head. Head becomes a thin ring of bubbles about halfway down the glass and leaves behind moderate splotches of lacing.

S - Big nose here of dark run, dark fruit, and plenty of chocolate malt. A little bit spicy on the nose to boot.

T - Chocolate upfront. The body is a delicious blend of milk chocolate, plum and dark Sailor Jerry's rum. It is delicious. Spicy rum and hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue. Finish of chasing a shot of Bacardi with a cadbury candy bar.

M - Full bodied and exceptionally creamy, this beer seems to expand to fill your entire mouth with chocolate-rum goodness.

One of my favorite Russian Imperial Stouts with huge flavor and a perfect creamy mouthfeel. I definitely see myself picking this up again next time I'm in Ohio.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,696 ratings.