12 Beers of Christmas, Day 12: Bell’s Expedition Stout

And on the 12th day, one of my all-time favorite stouts.

bells expedition

Producer: Bell’s Brewing Co.
Region: Comstock, MI
 Imperial Stout
Appearance: Pitch black, very small white head
Aroma: Faint cocoa, chocolate, coffee notes
ABV: 10.5%

Virginia Pour House Notes: This beer pours a thick, pitch black with a small white head. The aroma isn’t strong, but features notes of cocoa and coffee. The taste bursts with dark, bitter cocoa and black licorice, mixing with a big hop profile in the middle and finishing with a lingering bitterness. The body is big and thick with a smooth, milky mouthfeel. I love this beer because it has all the big, dark notes that you expect from an imperial stout, combined with a big hop profile that somehow balances everything out. This beer is not for the faint of heart and it’s not cheap, but it only comes out once a year and I look for it every winter.

Well, that does it for 12 Beers of Christmas. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone!

And on the 12th day, one of my all-time favorite stouts.

Virginia Pour House Review

Bell's Expedition Stout - 98



Bell's Expedition Stout is a perfect balance of big, dark malts, subtle hoppiness, and smooth milky mouthfeel.

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