Bell's Brewery Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout

 

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

Stout - Imperial Rotating
Score
8.50
ABV: 13.4% IBU: 77 Ticks: 29
Russian Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

This 12 month barrel-aged version of our award-winning Expedition Stout thirsts for travel, but is perfectly content to sit in your cellar, maturing, until you are ready. The tough part? Deciding if you want to enjoy it now or wait until later. You can't go wrong either way.
 

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8.1
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

0,355l bottle at home shared by Nice & Lezley, big thanks. Bottled 2021. Black color, small coffee colored head. Smells of bourbon, nutty, light vanilla, bit boozy, chocolate. Lovely smell. Full body, light carbonation. Tastes of bourbon, nutty, marzipan, chocolate, light vanilla, spices. Finishes lightly sweet with notes of bourbon, nutty and chocolate notes. Nice, tad boozy, but overall good old school stout

8, 8, 8, 8, 8. 5

Tried from Bottle on 28 Jun 2022 at 15:26


9.3
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bourbon, chocolate malt, and hay aroma. Oil black with small but long lasting head. Moderately sweet bourbon, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter dry hay, ash, and alcohol flavor. Great body and balance - nice bourbon aftertaste. A classic BBA Imperial Stout.

Tried from Bottle on 26 Mar 2022 at 18:08



8.6
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Multiple bottles from a 4 pack from Holiday Market. Pours a deep brown to black with a tiny brown head that dissipates. Complex nose with bourbon, oak, vanilla, date and plum aromas. Warming bourbon, vanilla oak, coffee and cacao nibs. More of the same on the finish. Drinking great a 9 months old.

Tried from Bottle from Holiday Market on 06 Feb 2021 at 19:48


9.1
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 8.5

Pitch black color. Semi sweet nose with nice charred character, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, fairly boozy nose. Low carbonation excellent oak character. Just such good depth. The dark chocolate character is amazing

Tried on 07 Dec 2019 at 13:31


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

Bottle shared. Pours pitch black with a small dense dark brown head. Aromas of burned wood, vanilla, fudge, dark chocolate, light malt, light booze. Taste is sweet, malty, dark chocolate, vanilla, fudge, tobacco, walnuts, tad sharp boozy bitter finish.

Tried from Bottle on 06 Nov 2019 at 16:55


8.9
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 8.5

Tried on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:02


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

From bottle at home thanks to Bob! Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, light roasted, chocolate, caramel, fudge, bourbon, wood, vanilla, light dark dried fruits and cherry-berry notes. Sweet and light bitter taste, light alcoholic. Medium to full silky oily body with soft carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 27 Jun 2019 at 19:44



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

Bottle from Craft Brewed shared with the CB crew. Pours a deep brown to black with a finger of beige head that dissipates. Huge cacao nib, oak and date forward nose. Some fig and more cacao nib as it warms. Smooth oak with strong cacao nib notes. Almost some faint smoke or umami that creeps out as it warms. Tons more date, fig and prune with bourbon and more oak. Elegant, complex and deeply rewarding as a sipper.

Tried from Bottle at Craft Brewed on 27 Dec 2018 at 02:43