1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Expedition Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,366 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,366
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 447
Gots: 1,328 | FT: 99
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002

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: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 5,366 | Reviews: 1,996
Photo of -NESTO-
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JPeezy
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JohnathanColeman
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of paralyzer
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Norseman
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of ALLISON01
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Le_HopHead
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Drk93TT
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of JustinWhipple
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jopezu
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of jcummin7
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of IronTom
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of OB1
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of LanePerson
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of hbchrisg
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of weezarc
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of ONUMello
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, bottled 7/26/13, poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a one-finger mocha-colored head
S: Chocolate, molasses, burnt malt and a bit of hops bitterness
T: Matches the nose, adding in alcohol. The chocolate/molasses are up front, then the burnt malt/hop bitterness, then the alcohol & a lengthy burnt/bitter (in a good way) finish. Big beer, big flavor
M: Full-bodied, bitter but a bit boozy as well
O: Love the flavors, I just wish the alcohol were a bit lower or better hidden

Photo of ryan604
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of BigBlueShep
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of wiltznucs
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of grannaniwa
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of RWLawman
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of gueuzedreg
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 10-22-12.

A- Dark coffee brown/black with minimal head that has descent retention. Head sits for awhile.

S- This stout starts out with figs and dark fruit, uncharacteristic of an imperial. Chocolate, molasses follows.

T- I am getting more of a baseline chocolate/simple imperial taste. Some dark fruit/fig follows then charred oak.

M- Probably the best characteristic of this beer. The M is thick, rich and smooth. Some carbonation follows down the throat.

O- Being the main part of one of my favorite beers ever (Black Note), this outshines the lesser that make up the beer (Bells Double Cream Stout).

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 5,366 ratings.