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

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Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Expedition Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,471 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,471
Reviews: 1,875
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 383
Gots: 950 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002)
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Ratings: 4,471 | Reviews: 1,875 | Display Reviews Only:
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jzdecourcy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-26-2013 03:16:30 | More by jzdecourcy
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2GOOFY

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-26-2013 01:55:39 | More by 2GOOFY
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bcostner1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -29.1%

03-25-2013 23:29:08 | More by bcostner1
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Rons35

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

03-24-2013 23:11:46 | More by Rons35
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Hobo

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-24-2013 19:50:51 | More by Hobo
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user785335

Florida

3/5  rDev -29.1%

03-24-2013 16:22:20 | More by user785335
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VicVinegar

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-24-2013 11:50:45 | More by VicVinegar
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-23-2013 21:13:39 | More by Sparky44
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-23-2013 17:57:33 | More by Dirtinabottle
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Stoutlad

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-22-2013 21:22:22 | More by Stoutlad
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%

- Bottled 22-Oct-12
- 12 oz. bottle poured into stemless wine glass on 21-Mar-13 (aged 5 months)

Overall a solid RIS, but it's got some heat at the tail end that unbalances things so I'm expecting the aging to raise the bar on this one.

- Bottled 10105 (15-Apr-10) / Cellared 7-Apr-12
- 12 oz. bottle poured into Lost Abbey teku on 4-Nov-13 (aged 3 years 7 months)

One of the top 5 non-BA stouts I've ever had. Nice roast with toasted nuts and velvety dark chocolate. Love to get a 6-er sometime and start cellaring a bunch of these.

03-22-2013 13:27:51 | More by Rollzroyce21
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-21-2013 20:53:39 | More by MSandahl23
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aslamm75

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-21-2013 18:08:01 | More by aslamm75
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moistnugget

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-21-2013 06:15:57 | More by moistnugget
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-21-2013 05:02:34 | More by Localdrinklax
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fiver29

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-21-2013 03:36:22 | More by fiver29
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-21-2013 02:33:40 | More by mportnoy
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-20-2013 23:43:33 | More by gpblackgt
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-20-2013 22:14:41 | More by phishphorce
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-20-2013 20:17:24 | More by tom10101
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ramay729

Iowa

4.09/5  rDev -3.3%

3 month old bottle poured into snifter, bought an extra bottle to cellar until next year

A: Nice tan head that dissipates quickly, lacing on side of glass, deep black color with brown tinges on side of glass

S: Strong aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Extremely strong smell and one of the best smelling beers I've experienced

T: Almost sweet taste, without a nice amount of bitterness for the style, deep roasted malt with espresso undertones, dark fruit notes expressed as well

M: Extremely creamy mouthfeel without a lot of carbonation, really enjoyable texture with a thick mouthfeel

O: One of the better Imperial Stouts that I have had, but not the best, looking forward to aging a bottle!

03-20-2013 02:36:05 | More by ramay729
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shredder83

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-20-2013 02:20:40 | More by shredder83
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Michigan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-20-2013 02:13:18 | More by Michigan
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emottram

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-19-2013 23:15:13 | More by emottram
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DiscLizard

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-19-2013 05:24:06 | More by DiscLizard
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,471 ratings.