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

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BA SCORE
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outstanding

4,381 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,381
Reviews: 1,871
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 373
Gots: 935 | FT: 76
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002)
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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,381 ratings.