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

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Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Expedition Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002

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Photo of TexIndy
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Re-review: original 7/10/07 review at bottom:
Brought back from Indy during Xmas. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Back label has bottling code that you can check on website. This one was bottle in late Sept. It was dark black in color even against a light. Slight carb in center with sliding, non-stick lacing. It had a small dark brown head that quickly evaporated into a very thin collar.

The aroma was coffee, dark fruit, roasted malt and still a big hint of the 10.5% ABV. Didn't really enjoy - too much dark fruit and alcohol for me. The taste followed the aroma. Too much dark fruit and alcohol and not enough coffee, roasted malt or chocolate that I find in the RIS that I really enjoy. Creamy texture but too bitter a finish and ABV too present.

Overall, this one misses the mark for me. Shame since I really love most other Bell's and most RIS. One and done (OK two and done since I did re-sample it).

***Original 7/10/07 review***
4.5 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.5
Got from my brother-in-law in Indy. Poured from a 12oz bottle with a bottling code on back label. It was a dark black color. It had about a finger of dark brown head that settled into a thin film. Slight lacing. The aroma was coffee, roasted malts and a big hint of the ABV. The taste was good but had a really bitter finish that kinda ruined it for me. It got better as it continued to warm but still too much. This is only the 2nd RIS I've had with Siberian Nights being the other. I loved the Siberian so not sure which is more representative of the style but hoping Siberian. I can see why this is highly regarded but it's just not for me. (3.5, RB, T, O)

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Photo of Atron67
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pretty perfect appearance, heavy black color with a dark brown head, the foam poured over my glass, sadly making me loose some precious drops, because i poured it too heavily, the head lasted forever too and left really strong lacing
S- roasted chocolate and coffee scents predominate
T- very good, smooth dark roasted flavors, light alcohol finish, which is surprising for a 10.5 abv'er, some expresso flavors with the finish, leaves the mouth surpizingly smoothly
M- very fine carbonation/ maybe due to my excessive pour, however the heavy body and smoothness provide a great beer that was enjoyed whether or not it was slightly spoiled due to a bad pour
D- this is a highly drinkable beer that was extremely delicious, this was my only on hand so i'll be looking forward to getting more this winter

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque darkness with a wispy head of those cherished tiny bubbles that lend themselves to a soft texture in the mouth. A bunch of lacing present.

The smell is amazing and complex. In fact it changes around the warmer it gets. At about 55deg it starts out with that sweet tootsie roll chocolate aroma that's kicked up by a touch of bourbon. The barrel-aged aroma tends to take over gradually as it warms up. It begins to smell like a Kahlua chocolate then it warms to a steady state choco-cherry-vanilla.

Full bodied, the mouth feel is a horse race. The mouth is being conditioned by the warmth from the alcohol while the smooth mocha flavor demands equal time. That complexity itself is 'MONEY' but it doesn't stop there.

The oak aged flavor of sweet chocolate, light coffee, cherries and vanilla are really pronounced. It finishes with another level of coffee and that java flavor tends to linger nicely.

Definitely one to be savored. The 10.50 % ABV is showcased. Highly recommended.

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Photo of tpd975
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Like the java stout I just reviewed this one comes to Florida from Indiana with love from my brother. God bless him.

A: The perfect pouring stout. Nice large 3 finger espresso colored head that settles down nicely to a small pillow atop the brew. There is also very nice lacing down the glass. This one could make People' Magazines 100 most beautiful list.

S: Lacking. There is not much really coming from the glass. I like big bold smells when it comes to beer and this one just don't have it. There is some sweetness that I can detect along with some char of the malt. I wanted nice strong tones of coffee and chocolate, none were found here.

T: The taste is good, but not great. The taste of charred malt is in there, which gives you a sense of coffee. The chocolate taste is of bitter chocolate. To be honest I expected more.

M: This one is thick like a milkshake. The coating is wonderful on your mouth. Had the taste been great this would have helped to put the beer over the top.

D: If this is your cup of tea you could drink several despite the ABV. It goes down rather smooth and hides the alcohol nicely.

Overall: I was expecting this to be Bell's best stout. Right before drinking this one I had a Java Stout which I like sooo much better. I have also had their Kalamazoo stout which I also prefer to this one. I realize those are lighter stouts with this being a RIS. Maybe I was expecting too much coming in to this one. I will revisit in a few days as I have a six pack of it. I will also put a few back to age. Time may be on its side.

I almost feel as though I am being too critical. Bell's is quite possibly my favorite brewer. I have to revisit this one. Will update after my second go around with this one.

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Photo of krkearney
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle; batch 7817. Poured pitch black, with a one finger creamy brown head that lasts forever. Complex aroma; coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, plum, and hops. Big malt flavor, complimented with coffee, smoke, hops, and some dried fruit. Full bodied. The beer is excelent, but I recall finding previous batches more flavorful and more enjoyable.

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Photo of Reed415
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a black color with almost no head

S - Dominated by dark caramel chocolate malt, some hops are lingering in there

T - Chocolate, Coffee, Roasted Malt, with a small amounts of hops

M - Full Bodied, Moderate Carbonation, Significant alcohol warmth, Somewhat sticky

D - Very malty Stout, but very good

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Photo of CharlieMopps
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an oil-like pitch black, topped by two and a half fingers of dense khaki head. Displays excellent retention, some lacing.

S: Chocolate and malt goodness come forth, with a bit of graininess and a hop scent. There is an airiness to it, and a faint hint of alcohol.

T: An immaculate first sip! Introduces itself with a roasted malt character that sticks around and fades in the aftertaste, coupled with a solid chocolate taste that's not overpowering. These two traits are coupled with a smooth middle that slides into an mild alcohol kick, ending with a hop flavor that is unrivaled for its balance to this beer.

M: A combination of great characteristics. Well-carbonated, full bodied and mealy, but shows off a lighter side as well. Somewhat viscous and syrupy, but this too is near perfection.

D: My god, I would have no problem stocking an entire fridge with this stuff. This is one of the best stouts I've had for a couple reasons. For one, its balance of malt and hop flavor is incredible. Two, Bell's hits the mark with the mouthfeel of this stout, making it taste like a benchmark beer, something by which other stouts should be measured. So, in closing, this stuff is damn good, so try it.

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Photo of ultralarry2006
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Looking up the production code on Bell's website shows that it was bottled on 02/01/07. Leaves a one finger espresso-foam colored head that has good retention and leaves good lacing. Body is black. Excellent looking ale.

Smell - roasted malt, toffee, coffee, chocolate, and cherries. Mouthwatering.

Taste - same as the smell promises, all washed down with some medicinal alcohol. Very hearty and delicious.

Mouthfeel - full, chewy, and semi-dry.

Drinkability - this is very good. Only high abv holds down sessionability.

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Photo of mdm46410
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass . Pours a deep black with a nice thick brown head that slightly lasts. Nice heavy lacing. Aromas of sweet malts with a good amount of hops and chocolate. Undertones of coffee and alcohol. Flavor is dry malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and some wine. You can feel the alcohol warm your tounge when it hits your mouth. Very well balanced with all flavors weaving together and hiding the alcohol. Full bodied, but a bit more carbonation than I would prefer. Still, a superb imperial stout!

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Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to my brother Sean for the 12 oz purchased at the Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA.

Appearance - Jet black in color. Thin head, but good retention. I love the etching on the bottom of the Chimay glass, it does help produce more head.

Nose - Sweet sweet, roasted, slightly fruity- plums and blackberries.

Taste - Sweet, but not too much, roasted, very chocolately, melted brown sugar, slightly fruity, finishing with an nice roasted acrid bitterness and a slight alcohol taste. The malty, roasted, and, most prominently, chocolately flavors beat down the alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, smooth, viscious and a little sticky in the finish.

Drinkability - This could be the most drinkable RIS I've ever had. The lack of a sharp or even strong alcohol taste makes it a lot more drinkable to me. Smooth and damn tasty.

Overall Impression - What a great RIS. Smooth, balanced with lots of complexity.

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Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It’s big and pretty good, but my bottle need more time. There’s too much alcohol flavor and the chocolate and coffee taste feel like they’re only just budding. There’s a nice addition of hops flavor under the malt, but the alcohol that follows leaves a bad feel.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a thick dark, black as night with a nice 1" cream colored tan head with a real nice retention. Very havy brown lace all through the glass. This one looks like it will hurt ya.

S - Heavy, thick sweet caramel and sugar smell, lots of hints of chocolate and and just very sweet overall. Did I mention it was a thick smell?

M & T - First impression was very creamy and not overly carbonated, lotd of lactose sugar flavors, and lots of chocolate malts. A hint at a smokey profile as it warmed up a bit, but just a really thick and extremely enjoyable heavy stout. I mean this realy tasted awesome. Could have used a bit more in the carbonation, but really just very nice.

D - Overall I give this an awesome, very thick and heavy, not even close to being sessionable in any way. I really great RIS and would love to try some more.

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Photo of froggyfrog
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer earns its overall rating on this site honestly. This isn't hype or rarity speaking. This is a damn fine RIS. It's big and syrupy and bad-ass. Let's take a closer look:

A: This beer is an enticing right from the get-go. My snifter bowl fills with a the blackest opaque blackness as the one-finger mocha cream head spreads luxuriously across the top and lingers, languid in its efforts to vacate its perch.

S: Earthy hops and dark roast malts greet the nose. Vienna malt character is apparent with strong notes of creamy toffee and toasted caramel. Heavy coffee and a sage-like spiciness round out the nose.

T: This beers leaves much to be described when it comes to the flavors to be gleaned from its taste. First there is the obvious continuation of flavors picked out in the aroma: caramel, toffee, dark coffee, etc. Herein also lies powdered cacao and espresso roast. Sweet chocolate syrup and lightly toasted barley finish things up.

M: Syrupy is probably a common word used to describe the texture of this beer. Chewy and creamy are also accurate descriptors. The mouthfeel on this beer is really one of its most inspiring features, as velvety and crushed velour-smooth as one could ask for.

D: Drinkable? Absolutely. Though I suppose it depends on the circumstances. For the style this is one of the stronger and also heavier and more filling examples. As my second and last beer of the evening it works perfectly.

Overall Impressions: This is one of those beers that really is a thing unto itself. It may not be for the timid or for those unappreciative of the heavier and darker flavors this world has to offer, but as a nightcap it has few equals. I like how the weighty burnt roast flavors mingle with the super-smooth full-mouth creaminess. I like how the creaminess of the malt comes back on eructation. I like the slightly warming, though otherwise expertly hidden, 11.5% alcohol. Suffice to say: I lock this beer, I lock it a lot.

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Photo of kajerm
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, batch 7740. Pours thick and black with a finger of brown head that recedes a little and then hangs around, lacing up the glass. Color is right on for an imp-- this is where light goes to die.

The aroma is mostly mixed dark malts-- chocolate, molasses, and coffee in good balance. Some general spices and maybe alcohol. Some notes of dark fruit. There is an undertone of sweetness that ties it all together pretty nicely.

Opens up malty and a little spicy, with coffee flavor appearing mid-palate, which turns into black malt bitterness on the finish. Molasses and restrained alcohol show up in the finish as well. With repeated sips, molasses and dark fruit notes become more evident; the beer also gets hotter. Black patent astringency is strong but not over the top. Outside of the alcohol and maybe being slightly heavy on bitterness, the balance is good.

Boppar's review said his bottle (a previous batch) tasted coiny, but I didn't have that problem at all with this one, even though I've tasted it in bottled Bell's stuff in the past.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy, looks and feels like 10W40.

A little hot at times, but weirdly pretty drinkable.

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Photo of mpyle
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very opaque with a thick, brown head. Head is dense, creamy, and with a decent linger for the small head size.

A strong chocolately sweet aroma - straightforward but clean. Not much alcohol and no hops in the aroma.

Malty sweet chooclate flavor, nice dark malt roastiness, alcohol evident but controlled. Finishes roasty and sweet. Sweetness doesn't quite approach the cloying level - enough hop bitterness and dark grain bitterness to maintain a semblance of balance.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with lowish carbonation. Alcohol warming evident, as should be for style. Minimal astringency from the dark grains - actually some sensation of chocolate milk - a bit creamy.

Overall a bit sweet, but doesn't deviate too far from its stout roots. Very flavorful without being overpowering. I'm afraid to say I could drink more than one of these, which at 11.5% ABV might not be a good idea!

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour produces a well-sorted, dark khaki head atop a seal brown, opaque body. Aroma has a surprisingly strong hop presence to balance out the big malt notes. Doughy, sugary notes and a hint of alcohol in here as well.

Taste is a complex beast, raisin and hops again balancing the chocolatey malts. Alcoholic flavor isn't afraid to rear its beautiful head. Body is thick and creamy and leaves a great bitter finish. This RIS comes on a bit too strong for my liking, despite the fact that is is very tasty. The ABV seems to override the palate and leaves it hurtin', but I'll definately have this one again.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle received as an extra from Photekut. The color was solid midnight black with a dark brown head. The smell was doughy and heavy. The taste was doughy, syrupy, and roasty. Alcohol was not tasted but felt afterward. This was a very good RIS but I find that I am liking the style less and less. Solid beer but I didn't want more than one.

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Photo of kpantz
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Executive Summary: A heavyweight in the world of Imperial Stouts. I can see the reason for its reputation. Slightly more boozy on the palate than others I've had. In all, a fantastic stout.

Appearance: Pours like syrup into my tulip glass. Pitch black with a dark tan head. Gorgeous lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts and a woody aroma with distinct molasses and coffee essence.

Taste: Alcohol more present than expected here. Woodiness is here, too, as is a smoky element I didn't detect in the nose. Definite molasses presence with accents of dark chocolate. Pronounced hop bitterness on the way down, too, like a swift kick in the ass (like you need it with this sucker).

Mouthfeel: Creamy and thick. Light carbonation. Slightly sticky. Just awesome.

Drinkability: It's pretty hefty. A sipper. A damn tasty sipper, but a sipper. Wouldn't have more than one at a time.

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Photo of Onibubba
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aggressive pour release a thick jet black liquid with a big, beautiful and creamy dark chocolate head. It really does look quite nice. Smell is coffe and alcohol, airline glue and milk chocolate. Astringent. The chocolate and roastiness combats the alcohol as well as couold be expected, but there is no hiding it. Almost no "soy sauce" taste that I associate with most RISs until it warms up a bit. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. The carbonation is all in the head. Well, I'm glad this came in a 12 oz. A 750 would be way too much. This is a heavy beer - a real sipper. The tastes and alcohol are both way aggressive. A bit much for me I'm afraid.

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Photo of Redwood21
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: I think motor oil has been used for the appearance, but yes, think motor oil. The head could be a little better, but not suprised.

S: it has a nice coffee caramel aroma, enjoyable but with a twinge of estery alcohol.

T: Too much alcohol for me, not strength just in how much i can taste. There is a coffee and sligth caramel sweetness. it has some nice complexity and balance, but a little too much alcohol taste for me, makes it less smooth for me.

M: thick thick thick, if you want a full bodied beer, this is it. its a good beer a little to much alcohol taste for me, but a good beer just the same

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Photo of soupyman10
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this beer twice, 10 months apart, and decided to average the scores to create my final score.

BEFORE AGING:
Pours jet black beer with nary a hint of brown. Dark tan head with great lacing. Nose is incredible - molasses, roasted malt, raisins, and other dried fruit. Complex and aromatic. Taste is likewise amazing. First roasted malt and coffee. Soon after lots of sweetness, brown sugar. Some light but not offensive alcohol, raisins and apricot, lemon. Closes with good hop bitterness and roasted malt again. Feel is full-bodied and creamy, almost syrupy. Absolutely excellent, one of the best beers I've ever tasted.

AFTER AGING:
Tried this one after aging from a sixer for about a 10 months. Pours an exceptional dark black color with a deep orange-brown head that quickly dissolves down to a fine glaze of foam. Looks pretty solid, and the lacing stays with it as the beer drains, although I would have liked the head to stick around a little longer. Nose is extremely sweet: caramel, chocolate malt, and lots of dried fruit. Maybe pomegranate. Breadiness. A nice nose, although you really have to dig at it to get all the aromas out. Felt like I was just about dip my nose in the thing. Flavor is sweet as well. Dried fruit up front, all over the place. Roasted malt shows up in the middle a bit and wears on the tongue, adding some graininess and toning the whole thing down a bit. Alcohol shows up at the back end, although its fairly well hidden in the spicy hops. The hops makes a sort of bitter coffee malt taste. Breadiness as well. Body is low on carbonation (although it feels a bit fizzier as the beer goes on) and high on body - very thick and exceptionally creamy. Interesting to notice that the Bros do not feel this one due to the lack of carbonation. I guess in my mind that's not a problem, and adds to the creaminess of the beer - its almost Guinness-esque. Overall, after a year I expected the alcohol to be non-existent, but its still a fairly strong presence. I guess that sort of diminishes the score for me a little bit. Overall though, quite tasty, still.

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Photo of wcudwight
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is from the first trade I ever made. It was over a year ago...maybe 2 yrs ago. Thanks Dertbert!!
Pours a used motor oil thick opaque. No head just a dark brown rim of lace on the crown.
Smells of dark liquer chocolate. Molassas. The aroma is not as punget as I was expecting. Maybe this is because of the age.
Huge dark chocolate flavor. Nice bitter hoppiness. Molassas. Slight roasted flavor and a hint of coffee. Spot on for the style with a bit more bitterness. Alcohol is barley noticable. This is one smooth beer.
Mouthfeel is creamy, smoooth, with a very minimum carbonation.
This goes down easier than an 11.5% beer should and leaves you wanting another.

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Photo of blakesell
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a pint before Dave Boston's tragedy of losing a whopping 4 gallons from an exploded bung on the cask.

A-poured thick as motor oil and frothy as all get out. A Coffee black/brown frothy head that lingered like an uninvited guest that just won't leave. It seemed like hours and was at least a full 20 min before the head died down sufficiently. The tension mounted as the head retained.

S-Slight rasin, plum, Chocolate, coffee, cream? must be lactose sugars

T-A little sweet, frothy from the force carbonation of the cask. Chocolate malt, Black Patent, non-malted barley, hints of smoke. finish thick and sweet but still black like my lungs back when I smoked clove cigarettes. Sticky on the lips like back when I smoked them as well. Alcohol creeps up and quick. I'm wondering if it's the same percentage it has always been, but 11.5 isn't shabby by a long shot. Oh, hoppiness comes out in the finish as well.

M-Thick like a mouthfull of blood after getting hit with a baseball bat. I'm a little morbid today, let's go closer to thick like eggnog, with almost as much creaminess. I'm glad I had water nearby as well to balance it out so I could drink it all and soak it in over the duration. Slight drying finish.

D-This is by far the best cask conditioned beer I have ever had. I could have drank this all night but only dealt with one due to the tasting after. I regret that I have but one palate to blow away for my community.

These are the stouts that myths are made of.

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Photo of Bierguy5
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Boston's here in good old Dayton, OH. Pitch black in color, with no highlights at all. An incredible, huge frothy tan head that never goes away. Incredible retention, and great patches of lace.

Nose full of roasty malts, tobacco, chocolate and some darker fruits. Floral and citrusy hops in the background. Not as pronounced nose as the bottle or draft version.

Great roasty, chocolate flavors, and dark fruity flavors at the end. The fruits seem to have a slight sourness to them. A good amount of floral bitterness that helps to round all of it out. Very nice.

Full body, nice soft, gentle carbonation, and a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a fantasic beer, made very interesting in cask form.

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Photo of mcallister
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on cask at Boston's in Dayton. Been waiting a month for them too tap this and off the pour it's not dissapointing at all. Black as midnight with a 2 inch creamy, fluffy mocha head that has retention that won't quit. Head has not faded after a good 5 minutes and counting...and counting....and counting....and counting.

Chewy caramel aromas with a dark chocolate backing, vanilla, black currant, coffee, hints of strawberry milk? huh, mollasses, and many other dark fruits. Delightful and pleasing to say the least.

As usual a huge masculine, robust, bold beast of a beer. Full of bitter as hell and full of dark bakers chocolate. Caramel with hints of roasty barley stand forward on the mid palate. But damn the bittering hops and pure tannin from the ground coffee and barley shine through the entire palate spectrum.FInish lasts longer than most insect lifetimes. Black and red currants, mollasses, gooey and resiny mouthfeel, hot fudge, creamy and delicious.

On cask it looks as though I will be drunk soon very soon from multiple glasses.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 2,079 ratings.