Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.49/5 rDev +6.1%
A - Pours thick but smooth. Basically black with a nice dark khaki head that hangs around for a few minutes.
S - Smell just oozes syrupy, chocolate sweetness as soon as it hits the glass, with a touch of licorice.
T - Smooth and luxurious, with a perfect balance of sweetness and roastiness. There's dark chocolate, espresso, dark fruit and again that subtle hint of black licorice to keep things interesting. The flavors are so well melded. It's also got some over the top X factor, like umami but not really, that really sets this beer apart. Absolutely stunning with two years on it. Almost no suggestion of the big booze.
M - thick, but silky smooth. Fills your mouth to the extent that you can almost feel the bitter-sweet effervescence in your sinuses. Big sweet center that dries out nicely on the finish, leaving some lingering roastiness.
07-13-2014 20:35:56 | More by Mongrel
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
Poured into a snifter. Thanks, CorgiDad!
A: Black with shades of brown. No head, but a tan ring wraps around the glass. Light lacing.
S: Dark chocolate, light coffee, anise.
T: Rich and robust. Sinful. Chocolate cascades in with lighter coffee notes than I expected. Dark fruits (raisins, dates, plums). Cocoa.
M: Medium to heavy with medium carbonation. A dry finish.
O: Another winner from Bell's. A great sipper. Make sure to go on this Expedition.
07-13-2014 20:19:20 | More by brewskifan55
4.09/5 rDev -3.3%
Pours a very very dark brown with a small lighter brown head. Okay retention, with some light lacing.
Aroma of alcohol, dark chocolate, and coffee. Roasted malts and molasses, as well. A little bit of nuttiness. Surprising amount of sweetness.
Roasted malts up front (that really stay on the tongue). More nuts, a little bit more than in the aroma. Good deal of alcohol warmth. Coffee. Not as much chocolate present. Just the slightest hint of dark fruits. Not quite as strong of a taste as I was hoping for, honestly.
Mouthfeel is sensational. Heavy bodied. Smooth and creamy. Very little carbonation. Very easy to drink.
Overall: Doesn't quite match the hype. Still a very good beer. Not quite as heavy as I expected it to be. Surprisingly easy to drink. A very solid Stout.
07-13-2014 01:58:09 | More by majorbase2
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,476 ratings.