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

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4.26/5
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6,252 Ratings
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:
#704
Reviews:
2,163
Ratings:
6,252
pDev:
10.33%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
566
Gots:
1,793
Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: this is black with dark brown highlights, a decent sized head when you pour it for one. Head and lacing don't stick around for long, though.

S: smells sweet, very bitter with hops, and boozy as it warms. Slight cherry and chocolate notes.

T: this tastes like a legitimate 10.5% beer. Wonderfully big stout, it tastes like bitter chocolate, sweet roasted malt, and slight cherry again.

M: good carbonation for a heavy-bodied beer. Definitely not smooth due to the bite of the alcohol when it warms, though.

O: have this before it warms up and you will be happy. It does not increase much in complexity when it warms, but the booze flavor and smell come out. This bottle was from less than 3 months ago - I'll age and rerate if it's different.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/1/11 and poured into a tulip.

A: Insanely dark beer. No light, no color, just black. Kind of boring. It did pour with a nice light brown head.

S: Roasty, with a little bit of chocolate and coffee. Finding it hard to get my nose out of the glass.

T: The roasty malt comes out a lot. The chocolate and coffee is subtle but present.

M: it has a very soft feel but not thin or watered down, just soft and a little creamy.

O: I think this a solid RIS and I am looking forward to opening one every six months to see how this develops.

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 6,252 ratings
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