Bells Expedition Stout

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Rating: 4.7/5 (6 votes cast)

Beer Profile

  • Brewery: Bell's Brewery
  • Website: bellsbeer.com
  • Country: United States
  • State: Michigan
  • Style: Russian Imperial Stout
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  • ABV: 10.5%
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  • Preferred Glass: Snifter
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  • PHM Grade: A

Bell’s Expedition Stout

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I was driving through St. Paul yesterday and found myself following a Bell’s delivery truck. For the first time in my life I wanted to hijack a truck! Rather than risk incarceration I went home and broke out a bottle of Bell’s Expedition Stout that I had put down a year ago. It’s been hard to resist not sneaking a sip earlier but I made it until the truck came along. Now the year later review. Smooth, rich, flavorful and worth the wait. I can see why this brew is placed #8 in the top ten Imperial Stouts by Ratebeer.com. It poured the same as a year ago–black, thick and strong. It’s aroma seemed even deeper and richer than a 2010 opening. The chocolates and coffees where outstanding. The malt had matured. The taste was consistent with the aroma. No hypocrisy or teasing here. I set this out for afternoon sips. It took me 3 hours to get to the bottom. Stretching this out not only gave me a variety of flavors, as it warmed to room temperature, but allowed me to experience a great beer all afternoon. The mouthfeel remained thick and chewy throughout and the finish was a nice alcohol. Bye a six pack and put one or two down. You will be pleased. I love that Bell’s says that it’s shelf life is “Unlimited”. I may wait two years next time.

Bell's Expedition Stout, 4.7 out of 5 based on 6 ratings
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