Expedition Stout | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002

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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep black with a dark brown head. Strong complex full beer. Taste of coffee, chocolate, dried fruit. The taste is intense, alcohol comes through. A great stout.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out pitch black with a brown head. Head is somewhat dense and has moderate retention. Lacing is minimal and splotchy.

Getting dark fruits and chocolate. Raisins come to mind. There is also a hint of coffee. Alcohol on this one is noticeable.

Taste is off roasted coffee and grains with a raisin sweetness and an alcohol warmth. It is fairly sweet. Chocolate is also part of the show.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and quite silky. Coats the palate nicely. The carbonation is medium and gives it a little lift.

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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +17.4%
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4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
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355 ml bottle, kindly shared by gunnar. ABV 10.5%. Pitch black colour, low head. Strong and intense aroma of heavily roasted malts, cigar box, burnt caramel and oak. Equally strong and intense flavour, again heavily roasted malts, burnt caramel and oak. Pretty impressive stuff.

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Draught 12oz snifter at Frisco Taphouse in Columbia, MD

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4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
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Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 6,321 ratings