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

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Ratings: 5,182
Reviews: 1,954
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 435
Gots: 1,227 | FT: 85
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002

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.
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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter. Bottled dated 10/23/2014.

A: Pours motor oil black with dense one finger tan head. Nice lasting retention settling to a thin ring around the edge and leaving plenty of sticky lacing.

S: Roasted coffee beans, bittersweet chocolate bars, and molasses.

T: Very rich coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a hint of dark fruits.

M: Thick and creamy. Finish is fairly bitter.

O: Excellent stout. Lots of big bold flavors and aromas. Very nice sipper on a cold winter night.

Photo of Sandalwood
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours a very dark brown to black color with a small light brownish head. There is a little bit of lacing. The odor is creamy vanilla, chocolate, dried fruits, raisin, coffee, and caramel. The taste is very rich, velvety, cocoa, bitter chocolate, vanilla, chalky, bitter throughout, this beer is only four months old.

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4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Underrated RIS. Complex as they come. So much better with age it's ridiculous!

Photo of Siggy125
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Received as an extra in a recent trade. I had not had one of these in 2-3 years. Poured 12 oz bottle into Perennial tulip.

A- Very dark brown to black in color, straight from the crankcase of a high mileage vehicle. Tan head which broke up after a couple of mins in the glass. Great lacing.

S- Bitter chocolate, burnt black coffee, faint sweetness but the bitterness dominates.

T- much like it smells, scorched chocolate, bitter roasted flavors, light toffee sweetness and maybe a little roasted nuttiness. Big time bitterness, perhaps the hop profile shining thru. The 10.5 abv not boozy at all but very warming.

M- Medium viscosity, not too heavy but not thin at all. Great mouthfeel.

Overall- A very great year round stout that serves well when you're not feeling like indulging in a barrel aged stout. Bummer not available everywhere. A definite man's stout, I'll be looking
for more to enjoy around the firepit.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 5,182 ratings.