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

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94
outstanding

4,555 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,555
Reviews: 1,884
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 397
Gots: 978 | FT: 75
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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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,555 ratings.