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

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5,041 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,041
Reviews: 1,928
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 426
Gots: 1,141 | 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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Smell - Dark chocolate, Roasted Malts, molasses, black licorice

Taste - molasses, chocolate fudge, roasted malts, dark chocolate, black licorice

Mouthfeel - Full, viscous, syrupy mouthfeel, medium carbonation, sweetness upfront, roasty feel in the back end.

Overall - Very good RIS. recommended

Price Point - $3.25/12 oz single

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 5,041 ratings.