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

Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Expedition Stout
6,214 Ratings
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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I was told this ages very well, but I really wanted to try one fresh. Then that turned into me drinking three fresh. Then I had to get another 6 pack to age. If it tastes this good fresh, I'm willing to wait! Beautiful color, the flavors increase in complexity as it warms up. Oily and thick, which I prefer. I really enjoy this stout.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Grey Sail pint.

Appearance- So black. Very little mocha head. Some lacing.

Smell- Booze, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, sweet malts.

Taste- Bitter chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate malts, some light vanilla, mild hop bitterness. Finishes bitter, which is great because it had a very sweet smell. No booze which is astounding.

Mouthfeel- Quite viscous. Very smooth. No heat. Coats the mouth.

Overall- Damn fine bitter RIS. Another good one from Bells!

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 6,214 ratings
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