Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.28/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This early 2013 bottle was a hard pour into a brandy snifter. The pour created a phenomenal, beige, creamy, puffy head. The body is a super dark brown. After a few minutes of sitting the head settles down into a patchy cover of fine froth and a solid halo around the glass.
This stout has the usual stout smells, roasted malt, some coffee, and dark chocolate. What stands out to me is the aroma of sweet lactose. This tells me this thing is going to be creamy, hopefully like a chocolate/coffee milkshake.
The taste is nice. Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and lactose...milky...like a mocha, only better.
The mouthfeel is so-so. It is fine, but it doesn't shine.
Overall, this is one of the better non-BA stouts. It is nice and creamy, very smooth, and has a complex, well-balanced taste.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 04:20:18 | More by mabermud
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,381 ratings.