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

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4,906 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,906
Reviews: 1,915
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 418
Gots: 1,097 | 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.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 2 years old, glad I have 5 left to go.

Pitch black, thick and sludgy, doesn't get better. Smell is heavy roast and chocolate, but a metallic twang that kind of distracts. Taste is insanely strong, complex, roasted coffee and chocolate with heavy grain sweetness. Mouthfeel is oily and creamy. Fantastic beer from a fantastic brewery.

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A - Deep dark brown, nice half finger of dark chocolate head, head recedes after about 90 seconds and lacing is pretty non existent in my snifter/tulip hybrid.

S - Roasty nose, lots of bitter burnt malts, molasses, woody, smells very rich.

T - Oh man, super roasty and bitter. Coffee and anise, minimal dark fruit flavors, burnt sugar. Lesser rich chocolatey and burnt molasses type flavors. Finish is sweet and transitions into a roasty bitterness. Aftertaste is relatively bitter

M - Quite full bodied, incredibly smooth, no carbonation, a great warming brew.

O - Very robust, tasty, bitter, big stout. A really really fantastic tasting sipper

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Almost a year old now, and it's mellowed out nicely. Drank at 55 degrees.

A - Pours pitch black with about a one finger creamy white head.

S - Boozey with a strong mocha and dark fruit smell. Reminds me of chocolate covered raisins.

T - Roasted chocolate and coffee. Slight sweetness with a bit of alcohol. Still a bit of bitterness, but mellowed very well.

M - Nice mild carbonation, and a slight creaminess. Coats the mouth nicely.

O/D - A fantastic RIS that gets better and better with age.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 4,906 ratings.