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RATINGS: 2475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is a full-bodied stout with plenty of roast flavor as well as hints of molasses and chocolate. Ridiculous amounts of black and caramel malts make this stout smooth, creamy, and utterly opaque.

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4.3
jazz88 (2675) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2002
Bottle. A fantastic stout. A rich dark roasted flavor with strong bitter chocolate accents and a wonderfully velvet smooth feel and prolonged finish.

4.1
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2002
Larryís beers never come up short. This beer is íbustiní outí! The only problem is getting a hold of it! Excellent.

4.2
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Very black color, which was well appreciated. Chocalate and oat nose, with strong roasted malt flavor, a hint of chocolate and coffee, and a nice bitter malt finish. One of the better Bellís beers.

4.4
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2005 Nice slowly settling head on a jet black body. Huge coffee/caramel aroma mixed with aromatic hops. Burnt/chocolate taste that is slightly different with each sip. Smooth mouthfeel. A beer that needs much swirling and slow sipping for sure.

4.1
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 23, 2002
Struck me as more of a porter than a stout. Strong coffee smell and flavor. Handsome appearance and head. The only problem was the acidity in the taste that I didnít much care for. My first Bells beer and hopefully not my last.

4.3
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 11, 2002
This is a big beer, make no mistake. It took me 3 bottles to figure the rating. This brew pours a solid black with a creamy, mostly lasting head the color of creamed coffee. The lacing is good. The complex nose changes several times as the brew breathes (which I would highly recommend unless you prefer your beer to smell like Band-Aids and medicine while you drink it). When first poured heavy malt dominates with notes of strong coffee. Resin and flowers make up the hop end, with soap, spice, anise, cola and alcohol bringing up the rear. As the Band-Aid and medicine smell dissipate, pleasant caramel remains. The flavor improves GREATLY as the brew warms. If consumed cold the flavor walks a thin line between robust and harsh. As it softens, the rich complexity develops. A sweet fruity/flowery spiciness is at the front with a long roasted bitter black coffee finish. The full body has soft carbonation and coats the tongue like cough syrup. The finish feels astringent and somewhat chalky. Not for pussies. The Expedition Stout must be INSANE.

3.9
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2002
tad strong. Chocolate and coffee flavored malts do the trick here.

4.4
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2002
Another great beer from Bells. Smells like coffee and chocolate. A few of these will get you buzzed on a warm day.

4.6
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2002
This is definitely one of Bellsí best beers. Outstanding chocolate, coffe flavors and good hop balance. Sometimes the alcohol comes through a little strong, but somehow that doesnít seem to matter.

3.6
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2002
A top notch stout in anyones book. Re-rate: Good roasted/chocolate flavor and nice hop bitterness but too damn carbonated for me. Had to rate this one a little lower the 2nd time around.


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