Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.73/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Black with perhaps a dark brown hint only when held to the light, two fingers of dark brown head with a rusty tinge.
S: Malt bread, molasses, coffee, chocolate, malt beverages, sweet floral notes, meaty summer sausage umami scent, rubber tire in the sun.
T: Thick malty, rubber tire in the sun, tar, a hint of meaty umami, a fair amount of sweetness, light burnt toast quality on the tongue in the aftertaste.
M: Thick oily body that does not stick to the tongue and is not cloigny, light fine bubbled carbonation.
O: This one was produced on August 29th 2013, drank in Pensacola July 26th, 2014. I got this in Asheville at World Market about a month ago in a sixer. This is the second one I’ve had, and I’m wanting to age the others.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 21:54:56 | More by patre_tim
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
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,411 ratings.