Bell's - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout Hitting 12 oz Bottles

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  1. Fargrow

    Fargrow Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Michigan

    "This is Bell’s Brewery Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout and it is Bell’s Expedition Imperial Stout aged for 12-months in Bourbon barrels. This is a 12oz bottle and the beer comes in big at 13%-AbV. Stay tuned here for release details."
  2. EricTKole

    EricTKole Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 Michigan

    well this doesn't suck
  3. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,826) May 7, 2015 Florida
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    I hope it makes it's way down here to FL!!
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  4. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,423) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    Over / under on the average price of a single? I'll start the book at $18. I've never seen Black Note in my area, so I won't get too giddy over this one either.
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  5. mwa423

    mwa423 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Ohio

    I think you're a little rich, assuming price is right rules, I'll go $13. Little above the planets releases.
  6. glass_house

    glass_house Zealot (582) Jan 10, 2014 Ohio

    Oh hell yes. It's impossible to imagine this not being delicious.

    I hope you're way off. As much as I think I'd love it, I probably wouldn't go much higher than $12.
  7. mstrcrwly

    mstrcrwly Aspirant (216) Dec 21, 2013 New York

    Just when i thought i was out..they pull me back in
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  8. Ginepiece

    Ginepiece Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2013 Wisconsin

    Wow. That's awesome. I was lucky enough to taste the Heaven Hills version of this during their Roll out the Barrel event last year, and it blew me away. Hands down the best BA Stout I have had. Will be seeking this out for sure.
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  9. docoman

    docoman Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2014 Michigan

    Pretty sure this is the same thing that you could have at the taproom aged in the Heaven Hills barrels that is slated to bottled at least from what I've read in the posts.
  10. bigthirst

    bigthirst Initiate (106) Jan 30, 2013 Wisconsin

    probably the same at black note $4-8 per single, limited and hard to find
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  11. GreatStoutman

    GreatStoutman Crusader (779) Jan 5, 2016 Texas

    Looks like I might be visiting my family back in MI earlier than expected...
  12. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,423) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    That planets series price point is a pretty fair assumption. I was actually comparing them and eventually slightly exceeding the Avery releases, which have kind of set the bar at a rich price for 12 oz. BA'd beer. Think they roll for around $15 here, or that's in the ballpark of what Uncle Jacob's was I believe.
  13. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Savant (976) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois

    Oh must find. Expy Stout already so good.
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  14. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania

    This looks awesome. I love Expedition Stout. With that said, I've never seen Black Note Stout anywhere, so my hopes are not high to land this one.
  15. BigSpeen3436

    BigSpeen3436 Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2013 Ohio

    Here's to hoping that they pull a Founders and make a special batch for Ohio that is 11.9%...
  16. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    Distribution to southern CA please.
  17. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (448) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    This would satisfy pretty much all of my barrel-aged needs. Please let this be widely available!
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  18. hunninghake

    hunninghake Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2005 Colorado

    Yes please....
  19. Hesscabob

    Hesscabob Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2014 Illinois

    IMO this will be as solid as Speedway Stout being Barrel Aged... Another already amazing stout on its own, put in Bourbon Barrels, can only improve right?
  20. deadsincebirth

    deadsincebirth Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2014 Illinois

    I have been waiting so long...
  21. Blutz

    Blutz Initiate (99) Mar 25, 2014 Michigan

    If we're guessing price-points here, my assumption would be closer to what they were charging for the 30th Anniversary stout - which was around $18/6-pack in my parts, which is still a bargain in my book.

    Consider also that Expedition Stout is originally priced higher than most of their other offerings (~$15), it would be safe to assume it wouldn't be costing less than the original, non-BBA version.

    I think the Planet Series (Saturn in particular) just spoiled us price-wise.
  22. BeerMe330

    BeerMe330 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2013 Ohio

    yay 13% so glad ohio wont be getting any.
  23. Fargrow

    Fargrow Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Michigan

    I hope you're right. But since it was aged for 12 months in bourbon barrels, I would guess more along the lines of Black Note pricing. Maybe around $22-24 per 4-pack.
  24. Viking84

    Viking84 Initiate (47) Dec 19, 2015 Hawaii

    I think you're right - I'll happily pay that. As I type this I'm realizing that Bells is one of the few breweries that I can recall to never package in bombers. Makes me love them even more.

    Edit: now remembering the 750s that were General Store only...but still not a bomber!
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  25. GreatStoutman

    GreatStoutman Crusader (779) Jan 5, 2016 Texas

    As someone who's guilty of paying $10-12 for single 12oz Prairie barrel aged bottles, the high end of your range sounds like a bargain... I'll take them all.
  26. Karnivool1

    Karnivool1 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2014 Illinois

    Does Bell's ever do 4 packs? I'm thinking a sixer will be $30
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  27. monkeybeerbelly

    monkeybeerbelly Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012 New York

    listen here in NY a sixer of regular expedition goes for about $20, so for a 4 pack of the BA version, i would definitely pay $30
  28. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (5,380) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    With how much regular Expedition Stout I picked up, I feel like I won't be able to pick any of this up. I'll certainly keep my eyes peeled though. Looks and sounds great.

    Regular Expedition is around $17 for a 6 pack around here for me. I would imagine after aging it's going to be around that cost or more for a four pack. I'm glad they're releasing it in 12oz bottles though. It can go a little further than just a bomber here or there.
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  29. Jlabs

    Jlabs Poo-Bah (1,563) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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  30. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2012 Nebraska

    If we assume a six-pack format (no certainty, given that Black Note, their big barrel-aged release, comes in 4-packs), there is no possible way that the price point is below that of non-BA Expedition (which I believe is around $15).

    I think the price point for 30th Anniversary is much more realistic, so $18 for six bottles.

    But who are we kidding, most shops are probably going to split this up into singles and sell them for $5 each.
  31. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 Michigan

    This is BBA aged (30th Anniversary was not). It will be 4pks and probably retail at around $25. It will NOT be 6pks, and unlikely it will retail for less than $20.
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  32. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Expecing 4-8$ for a single and almost impossible to find just like BN.
  33. c64person

    c64person Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Michigan

    Black Note was $7.50 a bottle from the brewery, so I would expect this to fall in line with it, around $8-9 or so per bottle. Its highly unlikely anyone but those that get it at the General Store will see 6 packs anyways.

    I will say, the versions of it I have had on draft parties from Bell's have been aaaaamazing. IMHO its better than Black Note.
  34. VictorsValiant

    VictorsValiant Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2014 Oregon

    My mom is going to hate me. First KBS, now this? Last year it was Backwoods and 30th anniversary. I might as well have her start running drugs.
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  35. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Poo-Bah (1,830) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina

    4 packs at the most with many retailers selling it as singles. I expect it will be 10 bucks a single.
  36. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2012 Nebraska

    Also, add one more label doppelganger into Bell's lineup...


  37. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 Michigan

    IIRC, cases of 2014 Black Note were $135, or $22.50/4pk...did they sell single bottles for $7.50 at the General Store?
  38. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland

    One of my favorite base beers. Really hope to find a bottle or pack of this here in MD. We got a ton of the 30th.
  39. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 Michigan

    I would not expect this in quantity even close to 30th Anniversary.
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  40. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,932) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    The 30th Anniversary was awesome...I will buy this if it comes into view
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