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

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Ratings: 5,205
Reviews: 1,959
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 435
Gots: 1,235 | FT: 85
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Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002

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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Photo of spartanfan
3.42/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

batch 9359 packaged 9/17/09

A: Pours an opaque black with a tight dark brown head which leaves much lacing on the walls of the glass as it fades to a thin layer.

S: Smells of rich roasted malts and coffee

T: Tastes slightly smoky off the bat. Lots of flavors going on here; chocolate, coffee, caramel. Also, piney hops are detectable in the swallow and leave a bitter aftertaste.

M: This might be the creamiest beer I have tasted yet, it almost feels as though I'm drinking cool whip. Leaves a sticky sweet coating in my mouth after each swallow. There is a slight warming character from the alcohol.

D: While I'm really digging this beer, it's just a little to thick and heavy for me to drink more than one in a sitting. It's definitely a sipper

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #8311, 2/7/08. Poured vigorously into a Unibroue tulip to stimulate a light brown thick head atop a black body. Never had one fresh and probably never will after smelling this liquid gold. Aroma is of dark chocolate, toasted malts and the sweetness of a RIS with some age on it, and its bursting out of the glass. Beautiful smell, simply spectacular. Taste follows closely to the aroma and it should be noted how easy it is to drink this one is considering the ABV. Mouthfeel is extremely thick and almost seems chewy. Buy this one by the case and find a place to stick it for a few years. Drink from the old cases, keep buying new ones. Do it. Just do it.

Photo of droomyster
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an inky black with a rich, frumpy brown head. Smells are remarkably toasty (rather than roasty) with a dark chocolate aroma as well. The taste, on the other hand, is very roasty indeed. Big flavors of dark and burnt chocolate, with some sweet phenolic action going on. My favorite Bell's beer. Very good stuff.

Photo of Bung
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Flying Saucer Charlotte. All black pour with 1 finger brown head. More booze and bourbon in the aroma than I ever remember this having. Heavy roast, molasses as well. This is BIG this year, either that or it's just so long since I've had it on draft. Full body, thick oily mouthfeel. I could swear this was barrel aged. A large amount of oaky toffee accents the heavy roast malts chocolates and espresso. Mild hops in the bite at the finish. Not nearly as much dark fruits as I've noticed in the past and much more of this barrel like qualities. Excellent, big sipper.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, opaque sable with a thick, fine-bubbled tan head. Smoky coffee-ish aroma has a hint of unsweetened chocolate. Flavor is smoky and surprisingly bitter, and has an undertone of chocolate and a hint of molasses. Texture is very smooth and tingly, and leaves a rather bitter aftertaste, not hoppy bitter but a tad unpleasing. Nevertheless, this is overall a darned good beer.

Photo of andrewm190
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer came highly recommended by a knowledgeable friend; he did not lead me astray. This is a great beer. It pours a thick and aromatic head, dark in color, as is the liquid itself. Impenetrable by light. Very deep, rich chocolaty taste that lingers. Minor detraction is that it is a bit heavy on the alchohol, but then, it is a Russian Imperial Stout, and that comes with the territory. Highly recommend the beer, another winner from Bell's.

Photo of BlackBearForge
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Per the Bell's Brewery website this bottle, batch 8864, was packaged on December 4, 2008.

This stout pours a deep opaque Stygian black, like used motor oil or a moonless night in the countryside, without a hint of any light coming through when held up to a lamp. The foamy frothy head is a deep chocolate milkshake brown, lingering a while and then leaving a thick curtain of mocha lacing in it's wake as it subsides.

The aroma is of dark sweet chocolate and dark roasted malts along with an earthy grassy hop note and also just a hint of alcohol.

Wow, the flavor profile on this beer is intense. This stout slowly floods your mouth with the deep bittersweet chocolate heralded by the aroma. Chocolate on chocolate and roasted grains, topped by sweet chocolate and finishing with bitter chocolate and an alochol warmth which takes it's place. There's bitter espresso and chocolate candy bars, Hershies Kisses and caramel coffee and deep dark mysterious fruit. The alcohol warms, barely noted as a taste but as an integral intensifier of the waves of flavour inherent in this beer.

Mouthfeel is heavy, full bodied, thick and chewy but velvety smooth and creamy too. A little chalky, it's a lot like drinking a big alcoholic chocolate milkshake made with coffee.

Wow, I think I may have discovered my new favorite RIS! This is a great beer for savoring. Each sip provides a massive flood of sensory input, very nice and very warming on this first cool day and night we've had here in North Florida this year. I'm drinking this with nearly a year of aging on it, I can only imagine it with another year or so. Simply amazing!

Photo of apbarwood
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm drinking this one hot off the presses, just a couple weeks after it arrived on the shelves. It looks black, or at the very least a dark brown-black. Not much head to speak of and just the faintest amount of caramel-colored lace. The aroma isn't exactly weak but it's not strong. I'm definitely picking up some roasted malt and a bit of dark fruit, maybe raisins. There's also a bit of alcohol in the bouquet that carries over in the flavor and while it's not really unpleasant, it doesn't seem to add anything. I hope and assume that will mellow with age. The flavor leads with some bittersweet chocolate and a trace of a sweeter caramel. It's followed quickly and overpowered by a strong, bitter, roasted malt and coffee flavor. The raisin-ish dark fruit flavor is still around and comes through a bit more as the beer warms up and seems more noticeable on the finish. There's definitely a nice complexity to this beer that seems to attach itself to every part of my palate and it has nice mouth-coating and warming qualities. When fresh, it definitely seems to show it's youth and is quite aggressive and biting but I can definitely see this beers potential to age nicely. I'd let this one sit for six months or so at least to let it mellow out a bit and allow some of it's more subtle qualities to step forward.

Photo of punkrkr27
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick brown black that looks like used motor oil with a small brown head. Aroma is loaded with roasted hops, malts, coffee beans and molasses. Flavor is much the same with almost a cognac like note. Lots of coffee flavor on the finish with a notable alcohol burn. Nice medium full body.

Photo of kegger22
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured a very dark brown with a tiny head that dissipated to the barest of collars. The aroma was chocolate, coffee and alcohol. The taste was a blend of bitter and sweet. Bitter chocolate, bitter coffee and I believe the alcohol added some harshness. Sweet from the malt. The feel was thick, viscous, heavy with light carbonation. Drinkability was average due to a high ABV and the robust flavors.

I originally sampled Expedition Stout 3 months ago and found it so strongly flavored, I could barely drink it. I decided not to review at that time, to give my palate, and the beer, a chance to mature. I am sure the beer hasn't changed that much in 3 month, but my tastes have, and I'm glad I waited. While still very strong, I can now appreciate the complexities. I bought a sixer and have four left, they are still in the cellar for at least a year. We'll see how Expedition ages.

BTW, I'm thinking my first impression of Expe Stout would have been around 2.2 to 2.5, and now is a 4.05.

Photo of theghost3
3.21/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an extreme dark brown, almost black. No head to speak of, just a light brown ring that disappears quickly. No lacing.

The smell is rather sweet from lots of chocolate along with some dark fruits (cherry, plums) & molasses. The taste is nothing like the smell--bitter citrus-like hop flavor with burnt coffee & some booziness. The lack of sweetness is a negative. Mouthfeel is kind of carbonated at first, but then ends up flat at the end; weird.

This should probably be aged to cut down on the bitter flavor. Not the most drinkable at this moment. An RIS should have some trace of sweetness. My concern is that if the carbonation goes away this quickly, it will be nonexistent with age.

Photo of BigAl723
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from the local market, single bottle. Poured into my Founders KBS snifter.

A: Dark as night. Zero and I mean zero light comes through. Pretty simply put, its real dark. Almost no head.

S: Very dark fruits, bread, earth, molasses, all of the above. Real floral stout. Slightly hoppy but not too much. Malts with real heavy character at the nose.

T: Well first off, I drank five Sam Adams' Octoberfests before drinking this so it should be a "treat." Dark bitter chocolate, coffee, toffee, sweet malts, hops, wow! One of the most complex stouts I've ever had in my life. Blows my mind every time I drink one. It's so dark, so evil, so hoppy, so bitter. I love it!

M: Real heavy! This baby leaves a coating in my mouth. Heavy mouthfeel with real nice carbonation. Very pleasant.

D: Not real drinkable but this isn't the kind of beer you sit back and drink a six pack of. If you're just drinking one 12oz bottle or maybe two, you're money. It's pretty drinkable for how heavy and complex it is.

Overall, like I mentioned earlier, one of the best stouts I've had for how bitter, heavy, and complex it is. The 11% can take a toll though. Be warned, it's a beast!

Photo of bulletrain76
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle. I really wasn't terribly impressed with Bells's other stouts, but this is pretty damn good stuff. I'm going to skip the beer color and go right to the head because that's really all that sets stout apart; I mean, you know it's black, right? has a good sized brown head off the bat, but settle into a solid ring of tan foam in a couple minutes. Big, vinous, chocolate, port-like aroma, with cherry and other fruity accents. Like a delectable black forest cake in a glass really. The flavor is the same rich dark chocolate with fruity, port-like complexity. You can tell that there are plenty of hops to balance the malt, but they don't really protrude at all. There is a light alcoholic bite in the finish that reminds you how strong this is and dries enough sugar off on your tongue to invite the next sip. Thick, mouth-coating body. Definitely the most balanced imperial stout that I have had to date. Amazing beer actually

Photo of JohnQVegas
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into red wine glass. Thanks again to Jeff (mnjeff) for the sample!

Pours impenetrable black, with almost no visible carbonation, just a thin soapy head.

Nose is roasty, with a big, hoppy acidity on top of everything. Lots of citrus, chocolate, coffee... really, really hoppy for an RIS.

Taste is excellent. Starts off with a big dose of bright, hoppy citrus acidity, bit of pine, borne on the back of a huge, chocolatey malt body with nice coffee bite. Significant resiny hop bitterness lingers on the palate, more of that big, bright citrusy acidity, this time with a stout, roasty counterpart. Reminiscent of Night Stalker, Smutty IS - well done. I can see why this is such a huge favorite to age.

Mouthfeel is great - so smooth and creamy, a light undercurrent of carbonation that lets the acidity from the hops do a lot of the work. Massive body is bigger than full.

Drinkability is mainly hurt by just how massively hoppy this beer is. Big, big bitterness works against that aspect. Still, a tasty treat.

Photo of beertooth
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from batch 7205 poured into a snifter. Thanks to Aaron for this three year old bottle.

Slick black liguid with a thin collar of chocolate milk colored bubbles.

The nose is full of chocolate, raisins, dates, burnt sugar, roasted malt, booze, tobacco, some coffee.

The first sip gives me tons of roasted malts, raisins, chocolate, some maple, some vanilla. There are some slight bitter hoppy notes in the tail end and a tiny bit of soy, but it works well. It's extremely rich and filling with no harsh booziness although it is quite warming.

Mouthfeel is big and slick with moderate carbonation.

Up until now I've only had fresh Expedition because I hadn't the will power to age any longer than half a year. This is almost sublime with 3 years on it and I wish I had more. Thanks again to acme to tossing me this great aged bottle.

Photo of claminat420
3.31/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch #8864

A- poured a nice dark color that any stout should be. nice tan/ light brown half finger head.

S- malty with the scent of the alcohol. i mean what do you expect with a 10.5abv stout???

T- roasted malts with the slightest coffee taste. the alcohol definitey hangs in the backend.

M- light bodied with the right carbonation i would say.

D- just a couple and i'm good.

Overall- this is one hearty beer. not so much in the full bodied but the 10.5abv. i'm not usually a stout fan but i can dig this one. like i said you could only have a couple. i recommend this to any stout fan. would be better during some freezing cold weather or a family xmas party. haha.

Photo of tai4ji2x
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

both bottles reviewed were obtained in trades. not 100% sure who. maybe vwcraig for the older bottle, and jnn4v for the newer one. please feel free to correct me.

tasted side-by-side in late may 2009.

batch# 7251 (2006)

opaque black. some red-brown tints under the light. 1-finger, brown, foamy, creamy head. fades to wisps and ring. most lacing never sticks, although a splotch here and there and a single thin ring manage to linger.

aroma: malty dark caramel, scorched sugar and chocolatey roast w coffee notes and acidity, blending w gentle fruit esters (dried cherry?) and hint of vanilla. this in turn is met by an unexpected woody, almost cedar or spruce character. blends w the damp earth tones (from hops?) and damp autumn leaves.

taste: malty and fruity characters, plus some molasses and charred sugar, meeting bitter roast and leafy-yet-still-resinous hops, giving bold bitterness. underlying faint coffee-like acidity. that unusual "woody" character again too. resinous finish, w lots of cocoa and coffee lingering into the aftertaste.

quite thick and viscous. syrupy. some smoothness, met by acidic tones and tannic astringency. mild to moderate carbonation is tingly, and helps with creamy feel.


batch# 8864 (2008)

creamier, larger head, less reddish brown in tone and more coffee-like. persists longer as well - a thin but constant creamy layer. much better lacing too.

aroma is much mellower and balanced, with none of that "wood" character from before.

flavors are similar. just more balanced overall. still hoppy and moderately roasty, with bold bitterness. just less "weird" notes, helping to give a smoother perception. less coffee in the finish but still there and pleasant.

feel is not as viscous, but still very smooth, with more balanced resins and tannins.


overall i feel that the age seems to bring out complexities, although not necessarily for the better. then again, it could've just been that particular batch. either way, i still think this is a great RIS.

Photo of nickd717
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this bottle of oily goodness after Thanksgiving dinner 2008 and it was still awesome, although the BudMillerCoors-guzzling family members were not ready for it. Never had a Bells beer until then, and let me tell you, this made sure that it wouldn't be the last time I had one.

A - Black and viscous with a small tan head and decent lacing.

S - Coffee, chocolate, roast, and dark fruits.

T - Very intense and somewhat sweet with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, black cherries, anise, and vanilla. Complex and very tasty.

M - Thick and oily. Carbonation is a little low, but not terribly so.

D - Medium and not bad for the style. Good in small servings. At least this comes in 12oz bottles so you'll never feel like you have to finish a whole bomber of this stuff.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial Pint. Batch #8728 - Packaged Sept. 16th, 2008. 10.5% ABV.
Thanks to Sweemzander for this one!

A - Poured with the color and near consistency of molasses it was a visible clear dark brown while hitting the glass until it was full. The result was a pitch black beer with a loose-bubbled, one-finger, milk chocolate colored head. It stayed around for a good amount of time considering the alcohol percent which left visible legs on the glass. A thin layer was left while little lacing adorned the glass.

S - Huge roasted malts pour out with out any regard for overwhelming your senses. Carried with them are a toffee and caramel with brown sugar sweetness along side a sharp, unmistakable molasses aroma. Drifting in the background is a coffee bean burnt-ness and what seems like a light hop aroma. Up front with the malts is a slightly warm boozy spice scent too. Full of brute strength yet complex.

T - You may call this a malt punch in the mouth. One of the most robust beers I've ever encountered in my beer expedition, it's heavily bitter from the roastiness with a caramel sweetness that takes the back seat to the molasses kick, coffee roast, and alcoholic boozy spice. A touch of toffee can be sampled here and there but is pretty scarce amidst the malty onslaught. Woody notes are also present as well.

M - Full-bodied in every sense of the word, it features almost no carbonation detection and coats the mouth and throat like syrup. The roasted malts give off a hefty bitterness that balances well with the sweetness and finishes with a very warm alcohol spice. The lingering alcohol kick is a bit much to finish out with in conjunction with the cocoa powder dryness.

D - While I love and respect this beer for what it is, it is not drinkable. It's thick as molasses and twice as strong but don't get me wrong; it's a great sipper for a cold winter day. Otherwise the alcohol is a bit too present for my tastes. This big beer demands all of your attention and would substitute well for a cup of coffee and breakfast in the morning, however; one is plenty. Sip slowly and enjoy for a while.

Photo of jsh420
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

batch #8729 sept 17, 2008

pours jet black with a 1 finger tan head that left lacing all down the glass

smells of chocolate coffee and dark fruit

taste is still pretty boozy @ almost 1 year

strong sweet/bitter chocolate with the dark fruit - this one is a sipper

mouthfeel is almost perfect - good carbonation upfront that along with the alchol heat gives it a little bit - but then silky smooth

drinkability - while i would not drink more then a 12oz bottle i immensely enjoyed every sip

Photo of erz316
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

bottle 8944 for what its worth. Poured into Maudite snifter

A - another perfect pour from this guy: pitch black body, big two finger dark tan head. the head, if one forces a pour, makes this great cascading effect. The only thing I can possibly find wrong with the appearance is that perhaps the head does not retain as long as it could, but the retention is normal and it leaves a juicy half a fingers worth of foam on top, so its good enough to be perfect for me!

S - espresso, bakers chocolate, and some boozed up raisins with molasses are the most identifiable. the front of the nose is the chocolate and coffee, concentrating on the bitterness of both; there is also a slight nuttiness evident in with these ntoes. the middle is slightly sweet, showing some slight frutiness and alcohol. the background nose is a fresh, grassy hop note that is pretty easy to key in on once it is recognized. the nose isn't readily accessible as I would like it, it doesnt pop out from the glass.

T - quite a phenomenal beer for such a low price; they even come in six packs! the first thing one notices with the beer is the definitive presence of alcohol and those coffee flavours. initial taste is bitter, boozy, and slightly coffee like; perhaps a cinnamon like burn from. the finish is very much flavoured with choco-coffee and a slight alcohol burn. the aftertaste is like I just had a big espresso; bitter, and a distinctive lemon peel citrus bitterness from the hops. all in all quite a good beer, but the flavour profile could be more of a whallop

MF&D - the feel is perfect, no doubt about it; just thick and viscous enough, not less, and not going into american double territory. the amount of booze and the presence of it will eventually wear one down, however.

Photo of kwakwhore
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A Poured into a Duck Rabbit snifter. Opaque black and thick with a tan head which subsides into a collar and leaves lacing on the glass.
S Caramel, dark chocolate and some alcohol on the nose.
T Big, bitter, boozy chocolate flavors are the order of the day as the malts and hops meld together. As it warms the chocolate becomes sweeter. The bitter chocolate flavors persist and expand into the finish.
M Mouthfeel is like a big dark chocolate milkshake, Syrupy and viscous.
D Drinkability is limited by the strength of the beer and by a bit of an alcohol burn. I know I won't be able to manage more than one of these. I'm not halfway through this thing and it is kicking my ass already.
A huge beer with huge flavors. One hell of an imperial stout.

Photo of carwreCk
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a bottle of Expedition right after a bottle of Old Rasputin and the difference in mouthfeel was very apparent. It is thick and coats the tongue. Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. A very good RIS. The only bad thing about it is the price here in Alabama. (17.50/6-pack)

Photo of thegodfather2701
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch # 8729 bottled on September 17, 2008.

A-Pours like motor oil. Its dark and rich, nearly pitch black. It has a small tan head with dissipates almost immediately only leaving a small ring around the edges.

S-The nose is nothing less than phenomenal. This beer emitted an aroma as I poured it. It smells of chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar, molasses, and alcohol all blended together. It smells like it could be an epic beer.

T-Dark chocolate, coffee, a touch of brown sugar, and some alcohol in the finish. It was not as complex as I thought.

M-Rich and creamy.

D-This is a very drinkable RIS, its not too overpowering or filling. Even with the high alcohol content I think I could easily drink 2 of these in one sitting.

Overall, I was slightly disappointed with this RIS. For me the nose was much more complex than the actual flavors of the beer. For being aged for nearly a year I expected this beer to be much more complex. I have had a year old Stone RIS that was much more complex. However, I enjoyed this RIS and will consider purchasing a six pack the next time it is released.

Photo of bonsreeb85
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aquired this 12 ouncer through a trade w/ pochman. thanks Ed!

A - black as tar, this stuff looks like jet fuel! Modest brown head doesn't stay for too long.

S - strong scents of coffee, roasted nearly burnt malts,and black licorice

T - plenty of burnt malts on the tongue. the alcohol gives it a hot feeling, in a pleasant manner though(at least I thought so) very bitter, like a good strong black coffee. wonderful earthy hop presence adds only good things to the mix.

MF - massive body, but tiny bubbles and moderate carbonation help the drinkability factor.

D - great flavor, but a definate sipper/night cap. when people talk about Guinness being a "meal" i have to wonder what these folks would say about a beer like this! hahaha. I hate to dock points for drinkability, but seriously, at greater than 10 % how drinkable can a beer be.

overall a damn fine and tasty brew.

Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 5,205 ratings.