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

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6,176 Ratings
Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Expedition Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,176
Reviews:
2,143
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
553
Gots:
1,780
For Trade:
129
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Ratings: 6,176 |  Reviews: 2,143
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4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

02/11/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. A fine, fine brew. First nostril full is of a mild coffee. On the tongue it has a very pleasant bitterness from coffee & a mild chocolate. Steady, steady stuff. Sessionable plus.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

When I first bought this two years ago, I read how bitter it was when new, so I aged it for a couple of years. Its a pretty complex stout with big coffee, dark chocolate, some licorice, and caramelized brown sugar. But yes, it is still pretty bitter. The finish reminded me of a bitter hop bomb lightly subdued with dry dark chocolate and light pine mixed in. Overall, it was nice. Super viscous, sweet, bitter, balanced, and not much burn.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.22 out of 5 based on 6,176 ratings.
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