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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,557 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,557
Reviews: 1,884
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 398
Gots: 979 | 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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Photo of hoosiersapper27
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Black as black can be, 1 finger head that disappears quickly, but there is a ring of foam where the head was.

Smell- Dark fruits with a slight berry smell. Caramel and malt.

Taste-Dark fruits, caramel, malt, hops backbone, port or a dark wine, alcohol but not like liquor.

Mouth feel- Thick and heavy good carbonation not chewy to me.

Overall- BIG BEER not for the weak or fainthearted. Somehow this beer is reminding me of Guulden Draak, I believe its the dark fruits.

hoosiersapper27, Apr 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

NathanFink, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

JMurphy41, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- black with a thin brown head
S- coffee and chocolate syrup
T-coffee, bitter dark chocolate, molasses, alcohol, sweet fruit flavors
M- creamy, thick, and viscous. low carbonation
O- you can't forget this brew its so thick and sticky the taste stays on your palate for days.

AdamF625, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

penguinstout, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Chris77McGrath, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle, batch 9971, bottled September 13, 2010. So, clocking in at about 2.5 years old

A - pitch black, pour produces about 1.5 inches of toffee colored foam. Dissipates pretty quickly, leaves a fair amount of lacing on the sides.

S - wow. Molasses, vanilla, coffee, milk chocolate. One of the best smelling stouts I've had. Beats out a lot of the BA stouts. Killer.

T - doesn't let me down after the nose. Molasses again, big time. Vanilla. Milk chocolate. There is just the right amount of bitter chocolate at the end. TASTY.

M - creamy, thicker side of medium feel, lower carbonation. Really nice.

O - I have to say, I'm surprised at how good this is. I've never had it fresh, but I can't imagine that this hasn't gotten better with age. I've got another 2010 that I'll sit on for just a bit longer just to see what happens. Bells killed this one.

Beerandboards, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,557 ratings.