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

Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Expedition Stout
6,211 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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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, bottled on 1/18/2012, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black, topped with a finger of creamy brown head that recedes to a collar and leaves little lacing.

S- Sweet boozy aroma, brown sugar and vanilla, lots of dark fruit, a bit of coffee and chocolate.

T- Chocolate, coffee, lots of roasted grain, eventually yields to a balanced sweetness from booze, fruit and molasses/brown sugar as well as some vanilla, has a very bitter finish with lots of coffee and roast.

M- Full-bodied, moderate to low carbonation, has a smooth feel.

O- A very nice stout, has some really tasty flavors and is very drinkable and balanced.

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black. Small dark brown head that dissipates rather quickly.

Aroma of soy sauce, dark chocolate and burnt dark malts.

Taste of dark malts. Soy sauce. Stewed plum, dark chocolates. Lots of flavors all melded together. As it warms, more comes out....Smokey, hops, coffee.

Mouthfeel is heavy, lightly dry at end. Cleansing.

Overall, wow! Very impressive. Nice sipper. Extremely well made.

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4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a minimal tan head. Slight ring of lacing.

Smells of bold roasted malts, some bitterness, baker's chocolate and coffee.

Big boozy flavors. Bitter roasted malts along with some serious sweetness along with dark fruits, figs and chocolate. Big and juicy up front, but still finishes somewhat dry.

Thick and luscious mouthfeel. A tad sweet, but it works with the thickness of the mouthfeel.

Very good easier to get stout and I love my big beers in smaller format. Always a go to every year.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer before, and just now having another one. What a great Stout! Big taste and keeps up with all the other Michigan Stouts as far as I'm concerned.
This beer pours nice thick and black with quite a thin head.
Not much of an aroma to speak of, but this seems quite common with stouts.
As I said earlier, what a big taste! Very strong and complex, with a medium to strong bitterness.
Overall, I LOVE this stout. This has a nice kick with a 10.5% ABV. If you like the thick, strong, complex type of stouts, you gotta search this out. I know I will be buying this every year it comes out.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 6,211 ratings
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