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

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4.26/5
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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
Ranking:
#707
Reviews:
2,170
Ratings:
6,280
pDev:
10.33%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
564
Gots:
1,811
Trade:
126
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12 oz. bottle (2013) poured vigorously--at cellar temp--into a shaker pint.

A: Dark brown with a one-finger tan colored head that quickly dissipated and left only small amounts of fragmentary lacing.

S: I have a cold so I wasn't picking up much beyond cocoa, some roasted malt, and a little coffee.

T&M: Rich, creamy, luxurious cocoa--not anywhere near too sweet--backed by the subtly warming presense of its not unsubstantial ABV. I wanted a little dark fruit to be mixed in but couldn't find any; maybe with age? Carbonation was just about perfect for my taste and the body tended medium toward heavy but smooth and creamy. Was a little thick on my tongue at the finish--which lingered for quite awhile-- but overall kind of pleasant. It left a taste of dry cocoa powder on the back of my tongue. The alcohol was warm but it didn't burn. Very nice.

Overall? I'm glad I still have five of these left and will probably let a few age for a year or so (still craving some dark fruit amidst that slightly bitter cocoa). I might even buy another six-pack while they're available. Good stuff.

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A: Dark brown blackish with a finger width creamy mocha head
S: Chocolate,coffee, burnt malt and a bit of hops bitterness
T: The chocolate/coffee are up front, then the burnt malt/hop bitterness, a great finish of bitterness and burnt malt. This beer really rocks your taste buds.
M: Full-bodied, bitter but a bit boozy as well
O: Over all love this beer and only draw on this beer is alcohol a bit on the high side

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 6,280 ratings
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