Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Ratings: 4,475 | Reviews: 1,876 | Display Reviews Only:
3.88/5 rDev -8.3%
A-pours a deep brownish black with a thin layer of light brown foam that slowly recedes to the edges of the glass
S-light and slightly nutty. Nothing overpowering
T-very smooth with light coffee and nutty flavors
M-smooth and slightly malty as expected
O-great flavor and pleasantly smooth. one of the better stouts out there.
12-24-2011 19:37:37 | More by Jammies
4.13/5 rDev -2.4%
Not much notes, drank at Crunchys
Very full bodied very sooth and velvety. Jet black colored beer not much head to it, just spots of lacing that fall quick.
Bready and smokey malts in the taste.
Nutty in the aftertaste, alcohol has a great presence.
Big time smokiness. Warming but not too hot at least it was well masked.
4, 4.5, 4, 4.5, 4.5
Bottle tasting 03/12/14
Bought on my trip to Michigan over winter break. Bottling date 07/26/13 so we are looking at about 7.5 months aging. Poured into a snifter.
A&S: initially the aroma is a strong charred smokiness and dark chocolate. The body looks on lighter side when poured. Very minimal latte colored head even when poured viciously. Black, but not pitch black colored beer.
T&M: Upfront I'm mostly getting chocolate. About midway through it starts getting smokey. Very smokey (almost ashtray like, a bit too much) in the finish. I getting a tad bit of nuttiness in the finish like a previously noted. Alcohol isn't hidden but not unpleasantly apparent. More warming than I expected at just above 10%. Body is medium, while carbonation is low.
Overall: Great brew. With my limited beer aging space, I don't think I will be aging this one again until I get some more space, but nevertheless a good beer to age for a bit. Surprisingly a kinda straight foreword brew. A little too smokey for me, but if you are into that taste this beer would be a good one to check out.
3.75, 4.25, 4, 4, 4.25
12-23-2011 22:01:19 | More by minterro
4.48/5 rDev +5.9%
12 oz bottle, 9/26/11
A: carbonation is good, about 1 finger of dark brown chocolate foamy head, bubbles form on the top. brew is completely opaque. a chocolatey ring hangs around the side of the glass.
S: chocolate, fruits, some sweet malt, caramel, soy sauce, dark malts, roasted, some alcohol present
T: tons of chocolate, dark fruits, roasted coffee, soy sauce, this beer just coats your mouth and won't let go, tons of bitterness, both roasty and hoppy hang onto your palate
M: heavy bodied beer, coats the entire mouth and it sticks around. carbonation is decent, but not expecting too much from a super thick heavy stout.
O: this is an amazing beer, the nose on it is so complex and amazing, the taste delivers in every aspect that is possible, and overall it is one of the best RIS. LET THIS WARM UP
12-23-2011 04:11:31 | More by fields336
4.2/5 rDev -0.7%
Served in a tulip glass. Had a huge mocha head that dissipated after several minutes of extreme patience! Color a dark brown, nearing black.
Smelled of roasted and chocolate malts, quiet bitter hops, and alcohol.
Taste is amazing. A ten degree warmup result in a completely different beer. So you should let that happen (50 degree range). Right after the pour, it tasted like a slightly roasted, hoppy, thick ale. As it warms up, however, the coffee and chocolate undertones get louder and louder in a wonderful way. So damn good.
Mouthfeel is thick and relatively smooth, not quite silky. Good level of carbonation.
Visiting Ohio for Christmas. I have spent that past few weeks hoping this beer would be accessible once I got back into the distribution area. Quarter Barrel in Oxford did me one better. This is a great beer. Well balanced and consistently delicious.
12-21-2011 19:32:01 | More by quaybr
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
This beer pours a dark brown to black color with a 1/2 mocha colored head. the smell is roasty and chocolatey, with a nice sweetness. the taste is pretty much spot on with the smell, the chocolate flavors are a little more pronounced the roastiness is subdued and finishes sweet. the mouthfeel is full with good carbonation. overall this is a great beer.
12-21-2011 13:41:00 | More by rowingbrewer
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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