Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ölbeat 125: Bell's Expedition Stout

Brewery: Bell's Brewery
Country: United States
Style: Imperial Stout
Abv: 10,5 %
What about the beer?
Colour is black with a tiny beige halo. Aroma has sweet roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and a note of alcohol. Taste lifts off with a sweet roasty bitter bite. Delicious combination of roasted malts and black coffee with dark chocolate and vanilla hints takes over. Near the finish sweet bitterness and alcohol bite come through. Aftertaste is rich & deep and has coffee, roasted bitterness and warming alcohol.

Incredibly savoury Imperial Stout. Perfect roast, coffee and bitter flavours. Strong and thick but still amazingly smooth and soft. I feel lucky to still have couple of these stashed.


Now, we entered the area of personal favourites once more. Shortly, my choice is a heavy metal classic with a dark vision fot Earth and suberb melodic guitar riffs.

Black Sabbath: Into the Void (YouTube)

From the 1971 album Master of Reality, the song was written by Black Sabbath (Butler, Iommi, Osbourne & Ward).