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

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Ratings: 4,906
Reviews: 1,915
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 418
Gots: 1,097 | FT: 77
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%

BDooley, Nov 04, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

Skarr, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of IKody
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Bottle 8-22-14 Consumed 11-3-14
Look- poured like used motor oil in color.
Agitate- Head has a mocha/caramel appearance.
Smell- Roasted malt with dark chocolate, followed up with a hint of alcohol.
Taste- Bitter on the front. Middle of the mouth you get a roasted coffee and malts taste that's real thick. Finish is dry and bitter. I never get that strong alcohol taste which tells me this beer hides it really well considering it's 10.5% by Vol.

IKody, Nov 04, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

Phigg1102, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

eddie5721, Nov 04, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%

Ngntjp, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of kplooki
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

kplooki, Nov 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

hiker1701a, Nov 03, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -1.9%

sdlhy, Nov 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

refractor82, Nov 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

ElGordito, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

TychoNDC, Nov 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

NHhomebrewguy, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Tridement
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%

Tridement, Nov 02, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -10.8%

JLD78, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

SteveB3014, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of OrangeMen
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 8/22/14
Consumed 11/2/14

Appearance- Pours pitch black, opaque. Almost no head present, slight razor thin. Agitated beer and out pops a beautiful mocha/cinnamon colored head. Frothy and thick, dissipates back down.
Smell- Big dark chocolate notes, roasted malts as well. Some nice sweeter caramel aromas come through, dark fruits as well w/ maybe a tinge of alcohol.
Taste- Bitter roasted/charred malt, accompanied by nice dark chocolate notes, lingering coffee. Nice craminess throughout, caramel, almost mocha type flavors, pick up some dark fruits as well.
Mouthfeel- Excellent thick/full mouthfeel. Super creamy and super silky. Feel really enhances and accentuates the wonderful flavors. Moderate amount of carbonation.
Overall- Wonderfully balanced flavors, intense bitterness is finely offset by creamy taste and feel. The aroma and mouthfeel are perfectly wrapped into the overall enjoyment of this beer. Everything great about this particular style of beer seems to be present and celebrated in this beer.

OrangeMen, Nov 02, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +9.7%

joemetric, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Not usually a fan of imperials, the alcohol burn is never a friend of mine. But this one was different, it was more flavor than booze. One of the few rips that I would order while out! Loved it

kidrogers, Nov 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up for $10 for a six. The date shows Aug 2013, which I just realized. Since the abv is over 10 it probably just got better. Creamy with hints of coffee and chocolate. Would have to put this in the same league as bcbs, but may have to do a side by side comparison.

Jeffwildcat, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

GoatMother, Nov 02, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep inky black. Absolutely no light gets through this. The head is pretty thick, initially a deep brown settling into a thin light tan disc. Light soapy lacing. The aroma is pleasant, deep roasted malt tones and alcohol's sweet astringency. The taste has a pleasant rich maltiness and the alcohol from the aroma fades into the background. There's a just enough hops to balance the huge roasted malts. The body has a nice heft to it and a silky feel. There is a tingling left on the tongue from the big ABV.

delta490, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

benjamincarter, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

LeeEvolved, Nov 01, 2014
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 4,906 ratings.