Bell's Brewery Expedition Stout

Expedition Stout

 

Bell's Brewery in Galesburg, Michigan, United States 🇺🇸

Stout - Imperial Rotating
Score
8.36
ABV: 10.5% IBU: 77 Ticks: 83
One of the earliest examples of Russian Imperial Stouts in the United States, Expedition Stout offers immensely complex flavors crafted specifically with aging in mind.

A huge malt body is matched with a heady blend of chocolate, dark fruit and other aromas. The flavors will slowly meld and grow in depth as the beer ages in your cellar.
 

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Bottled 2015

Tried from Bottle on 20 Dec 2019 at 21:59


9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bottle from Whole Foods, pours opaque black with thick tan head. Full bodied. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate and plums. Complex taste is rich chocolate, licorice and molasses, burnt malt. Decadent, syrupy mouthfeel. Lingering bitter chocolate finish. Superb!

Tried from Bottle on 27 Nov 2019 at 03:12


8

Coffee tastes with a dry finish. Lovely.

Tried from Bottle at Gollem's Beers & Burgers on 25 Nov 2019 at 17:48


8.8
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small mocha brown head. Aromas of dark sweet fruits, pretty big malty notes coming up, fruity coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, light salty licorice. Taste is more malty up front, salty licorice, dark fruits, raisins, fruity coffee, very dark bitter chocolate, heavy roast.

Tried from Bottle on 06 Nov 2019 at 17:20


8.8
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Bottle at tasting, thanks Jonno. Dark brown, hardly no head. Aroma is booze, fudge, bit roasty, oaty, porridge. Taste is very nice. Nice dryness, dark chocolate, wheaty, something savoury. Really nice. --- Beer merged from original tick of Expedition Stout on 09 Sep 2019 at 16:06 - Score: Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9. Original review text: Bottle at tasting, thanks Jonno. Dark brown, hardly no head. Aroma is booze, fudge, bit roasty, oaty, porridge. Taste is very nice. Nice dryness, dark chocolate, wheaty, something savoury. Really nice.

Tried from Bottle on 09 Sep 2019 at 15:53


7.3
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

3rd LCRBM. Licorice, apple and roast in the aroma. Sugary sweet roasted flavor with grapes. Licorice in the aftertaste. Good, but not a world classic.

Tried on 26 Aug 2019 at 12:07


8.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

9/18 bottle, about 13C. Black with a tan head that gradually fades to a fat coat. Aroma of mocha, fudge, stewed blackberries, plums, some overt alcohol. Silky, enveloping. Very sweet with quite firm roasted notes and strong bitterness that lifts everything away. Thought I'd try this fresh first and that the bitterness might be too much but it works just fine for me. Huge chocolaty malt is tamed really by astringent coffee, then roast and finally bitterness. The fruity notes don't get a lot of room but are there. I don't mind the whiff of booze. Yes, great.

Tried from Bottle on 04 Feb 2019 at 12:21


8.1
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

355ml bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Liquorice, tobacco, chocolate, toast, plum, bit of coffee, blackcurrant. Good body. Nice.

Tried from Bottle on 15 Sep 2018 at 11:10


8.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Draught @ Malt & Mold. Inky black with very small frothy beige head that leaves a ring, dark fruits, molasses, dark chocolate aroma, adequate carbonation, medium bitter woodsy mocha taste with rum and dark chocolate, thick body, long fulfilling finish. Very satisfying.

Tried on 07 Sep 2018 at 16:59


9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Pitch black color. Amazingly deep complex nose with molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, toffee and caramel. The mouth shows modest roasted malt with tons of dark fruit, dark chocolate, toffee. Low carbonation. The palate is just perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness. Alcohol only shows up in the finish. Just amazing and a benchmark imperial stout. Just amazing.

Tried on 11 Feb 2018 at 11:27