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

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Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Expedition Stout
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Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Expedition Stout

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

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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From the label: "13415 PKGD 08/22/14 C" so it is just under two months old.

Appearance: Oily black with a thick creamy khaki head that fades leaving fine bubbled lacing on the glass.

Aroma: I pick up the scent of caramel and a hint of coffee. It is very light on the aroma.

Taste: It has a very very rich flavor consisting of coffee, oak, chocolate, molasses, and a hint of bourbon around the edge. The bottle doesn't say anything about bourbon barrels or anything but this is how it tastes. It is a very excellent tasting stout.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is superb. It is thick and smooth. It is a sipper, but it doesn't burn with the high alcohol content.

Overall: This is a very excellent RIS. It is thick, smooth, and full of flavor. Less than two months in the bottle and it has the quality of a well-aged imperial stout. I highly recommend trying this out and buying more than one. It is very easy to drink and is delicious.

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A. Aggressive poor and a ballet of bubbles and a reverse waterfall of deliciousness. This must be what the universe look like being born. A sliver of black at the bottom of the glass that grows into existence out of the ether. Once the show is over there is 2 inches of brown head that retains its structure.
S. Sweet, liquorish, coffee, taffee, dark fermented figs.
T. Smokey, charcoal, liquorish, soy sauce, coca. After Taste is charcoal, figs, and slight onion but in a very good way.
M. Thick delicious creamy syrup. Hell yah
O. Very good, I would definitely recommend to Imperial stout lovers. This is almost as good as Great Devide's Yeti. I was told it gets better with age, so there will be a case in the basement next to the Yeti.

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Lives up to the hype. Dark, rich, deep flavor. I can see the appeal of aging this beer, but wow - this is really, really good fresh as well.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 6,252 ratings
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