Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Ratings: 4,461 | Reviews: 1,875 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
Beautiful black beer with a slight burgundy cast with a nice dark tan head that lingers and laces all the way down.
The aroma is complex - roasted malt, espresso, plums, raisins, hints of chocolate and smoke.
The taste is much like the aroma, a fantastic balance of sweet and bitter. Thick malty flavor, some fruity sweetness with dark roast coffee, some dark chocolate and a touch of burnt toast.
Full bodied, rich and velvety smooth with a dry but still smooth finish. There is a definite alcohol presence but not obtrusive, just warming.
Altogether, an outstanding Imperial Stout.
02-24-2013 07:33:10 | More by whynot44
4.84/5 rDev +14.4%
A: black, thick, dark brown tight bubbled head.
S: toffe, coffee, oak, stone fruit
T: upfront roasty malt, coffee and chocolate, with a "cough syrupy" after taste on the first sip, but not so much after that. Perhaps the ABV?
M: Thick, syrupy, smooth and creamy.
O: Excellent. Not a Black Note, but still an excellent Bell's!
02-23-2013 17:39:22 | More by watsonmd
4.66/5 rDev +10.2%
A- Black as night with minimal dark brown head. Hardly any lacing.
S - Beautiful roast nose, with notes of chocolate, coffee and just a hint of fruit. You can smell the alcohol as well, but nicely so.
T - Very nice maltly, chocolately, espressoy dance of favors in my mouth.
M - Thick and rich, but easy to drink. Leaves a nice feel afterwards.
O - Very pleased with this stout. It is everything I was hoping it would be. I am looking forward to ageing a few of these to enjoy in the future.
02-23-2013 03:45:13 | More by drrone
3.98/5 rDev -5.9%
Classic Russian Imperial Stout. Black beer and damn dark brownish head. Pretty good head. Smell? Smells like stout. Taste - rich and delicious. To break it down, a Imperial Stout should have a good balance of bitter and sweetness. I get a strong well-roasted malty flavor at first with almost a molasses flavor that is quickly followed with a clean bitter thirst quenching finish. That finish is smooth. This may not be my favorite, but it very well could be yours. Expedition is worth a try.
This beer goes well the the fine soundtracks by the Russian composer Prokofiev's work with film maker Eisenstein like his scores for Battleship Potemkin and Alexander Nevsky.
02-20-2013 22:19:34 | More by frankiepop
4.59/5 rDev +8.5%
Bottle Date: 12/27/12. Poured into snifter.
Beautiful looking beer. Pitch black liquid with 1/2 inch tan head. Some sparkles in the head due to the frothiness. Nice lacing. I poured this hard into the glass. It's a work of art.
Great smoky aroma, supported by toasted malts. Some cookie-like sweetness.
Firstly, I've never seen the multi-colored head this beer offers after each sip. If you look closely, various hues of brown are floating throughout the froth after you set the glass down.
The taste is magical. A smooth, subtle malt beginning is followed by peanut butter and chocolate. A dry, earthy hop flavor appears, accompanied by a nice, Belgian-like yeast. No alcohol flavor, just a bit of warming. Aftertaste of dark bitter chocolate.
The mouthfeel is silky and velvety, like melting milk chocolate. A dry, bubbly carbonation emerges, followed by more smoothness and a warm, drying finish.
This is the best Russian Imperial Stout I have had.
02-17-2013 20:10:06 | More by erickehoe
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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