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

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BEER INFO

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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#1,305
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6,340
pDev:
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5/5  rDev +17.4%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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3.72/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Draught 12oz snifter at Frisco Taphouse in Columbia, MD

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Appearance: black as night; dark tan head that thins out to a ring around the glass

Aroma: smells roasty and chocolatey; malty and rich; some coffee in there; dark fruit

Taste: oooh…nice dark fruit flavors all the way through; nice bready/malty flavor up front; a hint of coffee, then a dark chocolate explosion; great roasty finish; leaves dry and a bit bitter, just begging for another sip; delicious

Mouthfeel: silky, smooth, and perfect; thick; perfect carbonation

Overall Impression: oh my goodness…this is a truly wonderful beer; rich, bold, extremely complex, and incredibly well-balanced; it is silky and oh-so-smooth; really pumped to have one that’s been aged a while

From notes taken on 11/26/2012

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Speiglau Stout glass.

Look is absolutely pitch black with a dark brown head.

Aroma is roast malt and soy sauce.

Taste is more of that intense malt.

So good

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Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 6,340 ratings