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

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Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Expedition Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,525 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,525
Reviews: 1,881
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 392
Gots: 969 | FT: 76
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.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm new to the craft beer scene. I started with stouts and got sick of them. I switched to IPAs and got sick of them. When I first had this beer I was so sick of stouts I'd rather drink real motor oil than this Castrol impersonator.

BUT! After a multi-month binge on IPAs I burnt myself out. I looked into my fridge to see a few Expedition Stouts left. My brain compartments told me to drink it and I did. And it tasted DAMN good.

I'm really glad I held onto this beer and gave it another shot. It's INSANELY roasty at the beginning, but you're soon greeted by this silky smooth dark fruit flavor that balances the beer out extremely well. I feel like Barry White should be playing in the background while I write this review.

This beer's sexy. Yeeeaaah.

Sunn, Apr 20, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Smell- Dark fruits with a slight berry smell. Caramel and malt.

Taste-Dark fruits, caramel, malt, hops backbone, port or a dark wine, alcohol but not like liquor.

Mouth feel- Thick and heavy good carbonation not chewy to me.

Overall- BIG BEER not for the weak or fainthearted. Somehow this beer is reminding me of Guulden Draak, I believe its the dark fruits.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,525 ratings.