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RATINGS: 1822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Bottle @ home. Dark black/brown appearance with a small brown head. Dark roasty brown malty, nutty, light espresso nose. Creamy mouth feel. Dark roasty, light chocolate malty flavor with some coffee, nuts, and toffee. Sweet, creamy, nutty, coffee finish. Excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10003) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Bottle... This beer rocks!... The nose is of milk chocolate, weak coffee and berries in cream. The color is black for the most part. Deep, dark copper when held up to a halogen bulb. Small, well-tanned head with a copper tint. Fully diminishing. The flavor is of cocoa powder and buttermilk up front. Even more intense tartness on the backside. Liquid joy. Liquid Fun. Full-bodied with lively carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Long, tangy, pungent finish with a small hint of prairie grass at the wee end. World class sweet stout.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of coffee, sour milk and dirt is not too appetizing. Pours black with tan head, small and with a little lacing. Cream is right! Mouthfeel is almost like milk. Still a little sour tasting, but a good effort. THis is 4 of 4 of my Bell’s stout-fest. I’d rank them 1) Expedition 2) Java 3) Double Cream 4) Cherry

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (9783) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ ChrisO after GBBF day 2. Very dark brown to black color, small brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, chocolate. Taste malts, roasted malts, bitter, roasty bitterness, dark chocolate. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malts, coffee, nuts and a little earthy. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, and a little nutty. Some lacing left on the glass.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
Sweet malt rich Coffee with lots of cream. My first and hopefully not last milk stout. Easy on carbonation a plus. Mid-sip fruitiness from yeast. Black pour

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9259) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 2, 2008
330 mL bottle. Pours more formidable than the Kalamazoo Stout- used motor oil black with a menacingly dark tan head. Lacing is not too great. Aroma is red licorice, roasted malt, burnt sugar. Flavor is powerful with espresso, burnt sugar, cocoa powder, dark chocolate. Moderately creamy on the palate, almost watery. Aftertaste is short and neutral with some bursts of unsweetened dark chocolate. Reminds me a lot of Guinness Foreign Extra but loads more cocoa.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9181) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. This is an excellent Stout, which I understand is par for the course with Bell’s. I can’t wait to try the entire line! Pours black as night with a thin bone-white head and good lacing. Great smooth creamy flavor that I could enjoy all night.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
On Tap. This is one creamy and delicious ale. It just makes you want to suck it down. Bell’s serves it too cold though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Batch 8842. Deep brown-black pour with a thick tan head. The nose is very chocolatey. It has the bright cocoaish intensity of the Expedition but in a much lighter body. Very rich and chocolatey with a nice milk chocolate backbone. Unctuous/silky body with a great balance of sweetness and cocoa. There is a bit of vanilla and brown sugar rounding out the back. Chewy, rich and very tasty.


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