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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
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4,347 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,347
Reviews: 1,871
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 367
Gots: 935 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

06-28-2014 23:57:43 | More by Wayne17
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

06-28-2014 17:06:23 | More by Oakhtar
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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mabermud

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This early 2013 bottle was a hard pour into a brandy snifter. The pour created a phenomenal, beige, creamy, puffy head. The body is a super dark brown. After a few minutes of sitting the head settles down into a patchy cover of fine froth and a solid halo around the glass.

This stout has the usual stout smells, roasted malt, some coffee, and dark chocolate. What stands out to me is the aroma of sweet lactose. This tells me this thing is going to be creamy, hopefully like a chocolate/coffee milkshake.

The taste is nice. Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and lactose...milky...like a mocha, only better.

The mouthfeel is so-so. It is fine, but it doesn't shine.

Overall, this is one of the better non-BA stouts. It is nice and creamy, very smooth, and has a complex, well-balanced taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 04:20:18 | More by mabermud
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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Michigan

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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Virginia

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Texas

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Georgia

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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,347 ratings.