Bell's Expedition Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.44/5 rDev +5%
Appearance: Pours very viscous with limited carbonation. Super duper jet black. Nice lacing. Not enough of a head to rank much higher.
Smell: Very forward roasty malts. A little sweet. Alcohol presence is strong. Feels very full and stout.
Taste: Very roasty grain. HUGE malt notes. Coffee is there. The alcohol is very forward and is brought out a little by the sweetness. Very big flavor profile.
Mouthfeel: Substantial presence but a little lack of carbonation at first. Spreads nicely across the palate and the carbonation grows. Very enjoyable
Overall: I think this beer is better than the some of it's parts. It's a very big, and bold beer with a huge flavor profile. For being a fresh vintage, i would have liked some more carbonation and a little less sweetness. Overall though, a great beer.
02-15-2013 03:53:38 | More by cradke
4.24/5 rDev +0.2%
Purchased from bells as vintage 2007. The numbers match.
Pours mildly carbonated with a dark tan head.
Smells roasty and warm.
Tastes full, robust, roasty and still slightly bitter and warms after the swallow. Roast and slight bitterness lingered after.
Viscosity is thick but on par for its style.
Overall if you can age a beer 5-6 years and have it still taste this robust and roasty you've really got something. Wish I'd been aging this stuff since I knew what craft beer was.
02-13-2013 04:40:43 | More by aaronplayford
4.7/5 rDev +11.1%
From a 12 oz pizour, bottled 9/26/11
Looks really dark, as in black night! Head is dirty brown and chokes the rim and holds on tight for the ride.
The smell is a somewhat of a let down for me. It smells like alcohol and a little chocolate, rasted malts and maybe burnt coffee.
It taste like a full bodied stout that has chocolate notes to it with a big alcohol presence. Chocolate and malt arte there, but is overwhelmed by alcohol.
The taste is very thick with a reasted malt that dominates with a little chocolate and malt, but the alcohol is present more than not. solid effort.
Drinkability is so-so with a bitter aftertaste that lingers from the hops and a bitter chocolate and alcohol aftertaste that lingers a tad too long.
Not a homerun, but a solid effort by Bell's!
02-10-2013 15:10:39 | More by JDizzle
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,462 ratings.