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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,333 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,333
Reviews: 1,868
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 367
Gots: 929 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-24-2014 08:58:57 | More by seanchai
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California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-24-2014 06:45:30 | More by spoonsock
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Georgia

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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Indiana

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Illinois

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black. Held up to the light, and the light has no chance. Forms a little of a tan head that is leaving some nice lacing behind.

Not as strong a smell as I expected from the looks of it. Mainly smokey with hints of chocolate and coffee.

Coffee, chocolate, smoke, vanilla. Can't really taste the alcohol at all, and finishes with a bitter coffee aftertaste.

Feel is nice, smooth and full.

This was what a RIS is all about. While not the best example of the style I have had, this is a really good one. Big, in your face, no doubt this is a serious beer. It isn't the best example of the style I have tried, but easily one of the better ones. Worth seeking this one out.

Serving type: bottle

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,333 ratings.