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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#755
Reviews:
2,178
Ratings:
6,310
pDev:
10.09%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black motor oil. Smells of sweet dark fruit. The taste is unexpected and welcome, coffee undertones. Absolutely wonderful. 1 year old beer that pours dark brown, medium fine head, a good looking stout. Aroma up front is malty dark fruit with strong alcohol, the roasted malts come in at the end. Taste is a huge mouthfeel, this is a big ass beer, malty, alcohol, some sharpness which is a warming alcohol. With hop flavor as well. Roasted malts which go very well with chocolate desserts. I have this as a desert beer with chocolate ice cream or desserts often. try this with Ben and Jerry’s New York Super fudge chunk. Great beer one of the top ten I have had made in the US if not the world.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 9971, bottled 13 September 2010.

Pours black in the glass, with two fingers of deep coffee-brown head. Good retention, decent lacing.

Smells of rich dark chocolate, a touch of smoke, and deep roasted wood. Great depth and complexity, but with light sugary notes as well. Yum.

Tastes is rich as well, though not quite as complex as the smell. Chocolate dominates as well, followed by coffee, then a distinct hop bitterness that persists through the finish.

Mouthfeel is big, full, and heavy. Like chewing a chocolate cookie. One of the sludgier beers that I've had, and it works. Could use a touch more carbonation, but with the age, I really can't complain about that.

A very tasty, very rich imperial stout. I like this beer, a lot. Chocolate-forward, and sludgy, with the smell as the highlight. Yum.

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Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 6,310 ratings