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

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6,191 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
Ratings:
6,191
Reviews:
2,150
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
555
Gots:
1,776
For Trade:
128
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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.65/5  rDev +10.2%

Age. This. Beer. It's begging for it. Sometimes overly harsh with the hop profile when fresh, once this hits the two year mark (and literally, for years and years after), this beer is a magical creature complete with fairy wings and unicorn horns. Always a hop bomb, the roasted, chocolate notes just get deeper and more nuanced and more smooth with time. A superb stout that any fans of the style will already know is delicious.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It is simply my favorite local stout. Everything that I look for in a RIS... Dark fruit, chocolate, nice thick mouthfeel. It has it all. Thank you Bell's.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.72/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.65/5  rDev +10.2%

Bottled 9/25/13 poured obsidian into snifter with a thick cinnamon head. Just beautiful to behold.
Scents of raspberry truffle and plum brandy. The complexity has really come through after a year of sitting.
The dark fruits have melded perfectly to the dark chocolate and roasted barley. Still a touch of alcohol on the finish
which I prefer. A beer of this nature should have a bit of heat. What an experience. Just think, there are more
of these just sitting there at my bottle shop. Not for long....

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Bell's Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.22 out of 5 based on 6,191 ratings.
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