Expedition Stout | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Expedition StoutExpedition 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

A: Pours a dark blackish chocolate capped by a dark mocha head that's small with fine lacing. Oily appearance.
S: Robulst aroma of roasted malts and barley with sweet chocolate, nutty and rich.
T: Rich dark chocolate, molasses and some toffee. Maybe a slight fig mixed in. Rich and robust, incredibly flavorful and fulfilling. One can hardly tell the 10.5% abv with all these rich flavors.
M: full, rich, velvety, slick, smooth. Moore drinkable than BCBS
O: Actually exceeds my expectations which were high. I have always wanted to try this but always passed it over. Wish I had tried it years ago. This is a top tier stout on it's own with no barrel aging....wow. Bell's knows stouts.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of spacebear09
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Appearance- Deep blackish brown beer with a foamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing.

Smell- Chocolate, leather

Taste- Dark chocolate, dates, prunes, soy sauce, tobacco

Mouthfeel- Creamy, very thick

Overall- Good, but not one of my regular stout purchases. Quite expensive at $17 a sixer, but still cheaper than buying bombers.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Before I review this, I must disclose my favoritism towards this specific Stout over Bells "Preferred" Black Note Stout.

A - Dark as night, mocha, dark bown, head. Tight bubbly carbonation that sits on top without disapating too fast.
S - Like roasting marshmallows on a cold night which chocolate. A smore with booze involved.
M - Perfect. This is how a stout should feel... creamy, thick, coats the tongue/throat/ mind.
T - Way better than Black Note in that... this is perfection. No under/over doing the carbonation. Tastes like it smells.
O - If i go to the bottle store and dont see anything worth drinking or anything that can beat Expedition... I walk out with this, which is why I have many saved for verticals.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.69/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Thick, black like used motor oil. Thick khaki head with fine lacing. Looks like a very inviting stout

S: very light caramel and coffee with a hint of oak

T: Rich but bitter coffee, chocolate, molasses

M: very nice stout. Thick and smooth with a little alcohol burn and bitter aftertaste but still pleasant

O: First stout of the fall for me and it's delicious. Very satisfying and enjoyable. The more I try of Bell's beers, the more I like the brewery

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3.8/5  rDev -10.8%

Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 6,289 ratings