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

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5,056 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,056
Reviews: 1,930
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 425
Gots: 1,154 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent stout. Bell's never seems to disappoint.

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antoneloc
4.95/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tried a 5 year bottle while at dark lord day this past spring and never had a chance to score it. The difference the 5 years had on this beer is astonishing. The flavors all melt together and you are left with a mellowed out version that is much more forward with chocolate notes. If you pick up a 6 pack I highly recommend drinking one initial bottle and then pull one bottle per year for the next 5 years so you can experience the transformation.

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4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tedvr
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark with a small, creamy head. Faint fruit smells, fruit cake like. Nice dark taste, coffee and chocolate background. Overall a great stout!

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4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 5,056 ratings.