Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.75/5 rDev +12.3%
Bottling date of 10/12.
What a brew! An overly aggressive pour may have robbed this one of some carbonation, as it's a bit flat, but every drop of the flavor remained. A bit restrained in the aroma compared to the flavor, but again that may be due to my clumsy pour. Ridiculously creamy with a thick, viscous mouthfeel. Heavy, dark roasted malts and chocolate flavors are supported by a serious amount of hop bitterness. The depth of flavor and balance is off the charts. Almost a meal all by itself. I've had some outstanding Impy stouts, but Expedition Stout is just dynamite and stands alone in the deep, dark, heavy-duty stout category. I envy those of you who have regular access to this gem. A solid A+ rated beer, no less.
03-06-2013 01:27:11 | More by DrewV
4.39/5 rDev +3.8%
2010 bottle from Pawel. Batch 10105. Thanks!
A; Black and lightless as a brick. Very dark mocha head that settles in at about an inch. Looks like motor oil.
N: Roasted malt, green hops, dark chocolate, dark cherry, prune. Has a pronounced dark fruit sweetness, particularly that of raisins. Lots of raisins. Truly a smell of dried grapes.
T: Deep rushes of dark chocolate. Leather and bark. Cedar, tobacco, raisins. Smoke and roast. Hops lend an earthy backbone with some leafy hints. Coffee overtones. Superb, and reminiscent of HotD Adam of all things.
M: Thick, coating, yet somehow, supremely drinkable.
O: This is just sublime. Really wise to store it for the extended aging and very much worthy of the high score. Might be my favorite non-BA stout.
03-04-2013 00:05:48 | More by writerLJBerg
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,475 ratings.