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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,462 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,462
Reviews: 1,875
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 381
Gots: 950 | 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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Mtooman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-17-2013 00:20:37 | More by Mtooman
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JellyJacket

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-16-2013 07:55:13 | More by JellyJacket
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BGsWo22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-16-2013 02:19:37 | More by BGsWo22
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-16-2013 00:42:04 | More by Axnjxn
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cradke

Texas

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
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vcoggins

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-14-2013 16:05:40 | More by vcoggins
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pointone

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-14-2013 05:35:13 | More by pointone
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sandiego67

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-14-2013 03:48:01 | More by sandiego67
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-14-2013 03:22:49 | More by funkel81
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Drtfinelli

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-14-2013 01:43:31 | More by Drtfinelli
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aaronplayford

Michigan

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
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matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

02-11-2013 22:04:24 | More by matjack85
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pooogy

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-10-2013 22:06:11 | More by pooogy
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JDizzle

Indiana

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
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Thecherryman

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-10-2013 00:48:54 | More by Thecherryman
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-09-2013 23:19:38 | More by BeerMeBrah
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aaronblain22

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-09-2013 22:27:34 | More by aaronblain22
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jn84

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-09-2013 21:51:48 | More by jn84
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-09-2013 20:00:48 | More by ChopsMeister
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-09-2013 00:36:39 | More by EdelweissDad
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shep8821

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-08-2013 17:50:40 | More by shep8821
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Coduhhh

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-08-2013 06:16:31 | More by Coduhhh
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averagejake872

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-08-2013 02:14:03 | More by averagejake872
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elchingen

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-07-2013 23:24:38 | More by elchingen
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BKArmstrong

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-07-2013 03:42:25 | More by BKArmstrong
Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
94 out of 100 based on 4,462 ratings.