Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.88/5 rDev +15.4%
2011 Vintage- Bottle- Also had on tap 2 weeks ago at the Bell's tap takeover, at The Olympic Tavern.
A- Typical stout, a little viscus, some ruby on the outer edges when shun under light. No head, this 2011.
S- One of the best smelling beers period, rich in caramel, prune, brown sugar, mead, malt , honey ham....ole man this is a treat.
T-A toasty and roasting, a little burn, with the bottle less heat that was on tap. More chocolate for the bottle, more towards the dark fruit while on tap. Creamy even. This sucker ages well. So much chocolate, delicious.
M-thick but easy to move around, carbonation still holding up well. really nice and velvet like even.
03-13-2013 01:43:38 | More by buck1futter
4.21/5 rDev -0.5%
Sepia film over that blackest beer I've ever seen.
Blackberry crumble, ash, and fish sauce on the nose - faintly. Warms to some BSDA fruit notes and peat smoke.
Molasses, cold espresso, prune juice, licorice hard candy, with undertones of dark baked pretzels, then gooey pine resin hops.
Christmas pudding finish and long tarry linger with some black malts and port-like cherry.
Full, viscous, smooth, round, chewy, oily, no heat.
Like the Ford of the same name: huge, oily, intimidating and unwieldy.
This is almost too big to enjoy. Every dark flavor of coffee, char and fruit is crammed in here but without the bitterness from either roast or hops to really tame the sweetness. i feel like this is a sugar headache waiting to happen.
Deep and dark, big and smooth, oh so black but maybe too sweet. I'd like to see this one with some age on it.
03-12-2013 11:28:50 | More by StJamesGate
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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