Bellís Traverse City Whiskey Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout

overall
100
98
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Expedition Stout aged in Traverse City Whiskey barrels. Vanilla, bourbon, nutty, chocolate, warming.

Note: This edition has only been available at Bellís Eccentric Cafe and special events. All Barrel-Aged Expedition batches prior to the 2016 bottled version, which used Four Roses bourbon barrels, have used Traverse City Whiskey barrels, and the most recent batch is 13.2%. The exceptions to this rule are the Two James and Heaven Hill barrel-aged variants, which were one-offs and have their own unique entries.

For the bottled version introduced in 2016, please use this entry: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bells-bourbon-barrel-aged-expedition-stout/423017/

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (2521) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017
March 11, 2017 - on tap at the Rare Beer Fest. Black pour with limited head. Aroma and taste of strong whiskey, wood, sweet and spice. I was excited to finally try this and was not disappointed. This was better than the 2016 Black Note they brought tried side by side.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (1233) - Calgary, CANADA - MAR 5, 2017
Black pour with beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel and faint nuts. Taste of unsweetened chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, hops, subtle bourbon notes, slight oak and nuttiness. Full bodied, medium carbonation, perfectly balanced, a real treat to try!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Tap at Loganís. Black with one finger head. Solid bourbon kick, but nicely smooth at the same time. Big roasty chocolate, light sweetness. Excellent. Slightly hot.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7563) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Keg @ GTMW í16. Deep brown pour with a small, creamy tan head. Aroma is engaging, earthy and full of roast malt character. Cocoa and toasted nut. Earthy char. Caramel cake. Flavor is hot and sweet with moderately spicy finish. Chewy and viscous. Dark chocolate, vanilla coffee. Some brash, earthy hoppiness on the finish. A huge beer that ticks the right boxes. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25572) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2016
Draft @ CBC 2015. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate whiskey aroma. Roasted malty woody whiskey chocolate vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey chocolate and vanilla finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jahshuwuh (567) - USA - SEP 10, 2016
Dark thick, slight bit of dark khaki head. Smells of bourbon, vanilla, oak, roasted malt, rye. Taste is a chocolatey bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, spicy roasted hop. Smooth with great barrel character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flatmatt (1532) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2016
On tap at MBGSF 2016. Black pour with a light brown head. Strong bourbon cocoa aroma. Flavor is also very strong on bourbon, cocoa roastiness, creamy coffee. Sweet syrupy finish. Really, really good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2016
On Draught,
Pours black with a big head and lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is nutters bro, lots of chocolate, some vanilla and caramel, big booze, big roast... Fairly restrained whiskey.

The flavor is big and roasty... Bitter like expedition... but also somehow sweeter. Itís got lots of chocolate & toffee, lots and lots of whiskey... Some almost cherry like stuff happening. Dark chocolate, alcohol, vanilla... sheeee-it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14196) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Tap. Poured a black color with a moderate creamy brown head that diminished very slowly and produced sticky legs and fair lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt, vanilla and woody bourbon aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy complex sweet stout flavor with a heavy smooth bourbon woody sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guruhso (549) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Tap at CBC 2016, Red session. Malty. Aroma of roasted, caramel, cacao with bourbon notes. Boozy. The flavours starts sweet but finish bitter. Full and creamy. A nice one... good stuff.


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