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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,660 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,660
Reviews: 1,894
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 402
Gots: 1,014 | 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.

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Expedition

Pours solid black, allowing zero light through. An inch of orange tinted head sits with surprisingly good retention, leaving thick lace as it decends.

The nose is heated. A boozy scent encompasses scents of chocolate, dark fruits and toffee .

The taste is quite beastly as the nose suggests. A roasted wave of cocoa, dark fruits,, and some citrus fruit hoppiness. Nice combo but again, heavy on the booze scent.

The mouthfeel is very thick and heavy allowing the flavors to stick across my palate ten fold.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,660 ratings.