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

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4,408 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,408
Reviews: 1,873
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 374
Gots: 941 | 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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jgluck

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-02-2013 01:17:33 | More by jgluck
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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-01-2013 19:51:56 | More by jbdpsu82
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dctriman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-01-2013 01:58:38 | More by dctriman
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MCain04

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

4 month old bottle poured into a 13 oz snifter.

Appearance: Dark brown, almost black. Pours out a 1-2 finger dark tan head. Decent retention and lacing.

Smell: Roasted dark malts with some booze. This promises to be warming and filling.

Taste: Extremely roasty up front, with chocolate, a little bitter coffee. Pretty hoppy... not sure how I feel about the citrus, tart, acidic, sour notes. Pretty dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation. Smooth, full body. Decently chewy. Was honestly expecting it to be boozier, this one is pretty drinkable.

Overall: A decent stout. I have another one of these with a year on it, and will put down one of this year's for a little while to see how 1, 2, 3 yrs taste with this. For $3, this tastes pretty good. For the same price though, get a founders imperial stout, you'll be happier.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 21:16:32 | More by MCain04
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lion22

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-31-2013 15:43:22 | More by lion22
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chetw

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-30-2013 20:37:40 | More by chetw
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shohen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-30-2013 14:04:43 | More by shohen
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Christov

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-30-2013 04:45:22 | More by Christov
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-30-2013 03:58:59 | More by Duff27
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-30-2013 03:31:47 | More by calcnerd
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mateuszekxxpl

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-29-2013 22:52:39 | More by mateuszekxxpl
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

01-29-2013 22:41:02 | More by cofeeguru
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supa0525

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-29-2013 18:51:29 | More by supa0525
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richeddi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2013 17:59:19 | More by richeddi
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2013 15:34:47 | More by flipdog0
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mellowmark

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2013 05:29:34 | More by mellowmark
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NW2285

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-29-2013 03:36:24 | More by NW2285
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.21/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Was expecting so much from this beer, considering it's high ranking and glowing review (and gift!) from my neighbors. Perhaps I just don't care for this style, but I found it way to syrupy. The malt profile doesn't seem to balance out the beer at all, and I found myself making terrible faces every time I took a sip. It's a cross between coffee and cough syrup, in my opinion. Not my favorite. The appearance however, is lovely!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 03:05:32 | More by alysmith4
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siddhartha

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-29-2013 01:52:30 | More by siddhartha
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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dan027

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-28-2013 22:08:17 | More by dan027
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-28-2013 20:48:29 | More by DmanGTR
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-28-2013 16:58:05 | More by AngusOg
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-28-2013 05:58:12 | More by musicman7070
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,408 ratings.