Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.05/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle from October.
Pours out viscous and black from the bottle and looks lovely in a glass. Pitch black with a mocha head.
Lots of roasty goodness in the smell. Dark chocolate, dark fruit, and some alcohol.
It tastes fairly bitter like a Yeti. Rounds out with some sweetness. Big roast character, dark chocolate, and dark fruit.
Smooth and full chewy mouthfeel.
A great stout. I feel like an aged bottle would be heavenly.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2013 22:58:34 | More by MattSweatshirt
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is a great big stout. It does not hit you when you open it or smell it, but the taste and especially the aftertaste are really where they should be.
It is a typically nearly opaque almost black color with a little head and beautiful lace. The aroma is subtle and roasty. The taste is a bitter hops blast of a stout. The sweetness is balanced by the bitterness. This I consider correct for the style.
The aftertaste is a wonderfully mouth full of bitter. It's the best part. I don't think I ever had this before and I don't know what I was waiting for!
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2013 00:52:51 | More by schoolboy
3.29/5 rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at the Sharp Edge (Pittsburgh, PA).
Appearance: Pitch black, tan head. Pretty nice to look at. Stout-y!
Smell: Whoa, did we just sit down next to a campfire?
Taste: Did someone just throw dark, bitter chocolate and molasses on a campfire and put it in my pint glass? (Thought so.)
Not subtle. Too smokey. Too bitter at the end. Massive, bold tastes in all the wrong ways.
I'll admit: I don't get this beer. I'm sure the 2,602 people who have reviewed this as a 94 are right and I'm wrong. I think this is a slightly above average beer, even for a stout. Another example of an "extreme beer" that sacrifices subtle and complex characteristics that ease into your palette for an "in-your-face" marketing pitch. I enjoy stouts and I could barely finish this beer without a splitting headache - you know, the type you get from smoke inhalation.
Serving type: on-tap
01-25-2013 05:44:50 | More by brewsclues
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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