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RATINGS: 2994   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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One of the earliest examples of the Russian Imperial Stout in the United States, Expedition Stout offers immensely complex flavors crafted specifically with vintage aging in mind, as its profile will continue to mature and develop over the years. A huge malt body is matched to a heady blend of chocolate, dark fruits, and other aromas. Intensely bitter in its early months, the flavors will slowly meld and grow in depth as the beer ages.
Available October-March.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Almost blackish beer with beige head on top. Aroma has slight liquor, some berries, roasted malts, espresso coffee, some berry note and liquor-like ending, a bit boozy after warming up. Full body and lowish carbonation. A slight disappointment, maybe the voyage from USA to Finland has taken its toll.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1196) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 14, 2016
Pitch black colored, medium tan creamy head, good lasting. Aroma is of caramel and chocolate, some brown sugar, bit dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt, bit boozy. Taste is medium to very sweet caramel and dark chocolate, some brown sugar, bit dark fruits, roasted malt and coffee, roasted coffee medium+ bitterness, dry roasty finish, some alcohol with warming. Full- bodied, soft- carbonation, creamy. Very fine! Other bottle will be aged for a while... (bottle, Vrutak, Zagreb)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (1095) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 13, 2016
Pitch black oil thick viscosity color with a very thin beige foam ring. The nose has sweet chocolate and some decent berry touch and some hints of alcohol. The taste is extremely thick, smooth and full. The taste has an intense detonation of chocolate, vanilla, berries and a slight spicy alcoholic finish. Dry chocolate light alcoholic smooth milky aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3936) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle. Cotteridge, Brum. Not far off black. Film of sticky, tan head. Nose has savoury, roast malts. Some bonfire toffee. Some herbal, grassy hop. Some under ripe berry fruit. Taste is thick, chewy, charcoal sweet. Big, fruity, roast malt bitterness. Lots of bitter tang. Mouthfeel is smooth and fairly bright, given the ABV. Fruity, tangy, roast coffee and chocolate bitter finish. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (5878) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
33cl bottle via Beer Gonzo. It pours a deep dark brown color with a large brown head. Aroma is bold and lightly boozy with notes of dark chocolate, raisins, licorice, vanilla, rum. Taste is also medium sweet and bold, with a light warming booze finish. More notes of dark chocolate, dried fruits, raisins, licorice, light soy sauce. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, bold and tasty

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1560) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Douglas from Portland-USA. BB 2015. Shared in Rome-Italy. Thank you! Black pour, still a brownish lacing. Great. Nose: Cocoa, a bit oxidation, sweet vanilla, just great! Mouth: still a bit frizzy, chocolate and a mild chicory a bit herbal. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1852) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
Bottled shared by ippopotamo36 (thanks Alberto!). Vintage 2012. Pours deep brown with a minimal head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice, oxidation, olive. Flavour of chocolate, coffee, licorice, bitter in the end. Medium to high body, light carbonation. Oxidated, but still great!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ramboraffe (1757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2016
355 ml bottle from Mikkeller Beer Club. Black with tanned head. Roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate. Thick, semi dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation. Rock solid.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mandreste (7) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2016 does not count
Apearance dark brown in glass allmoust black. Nice whoam what stays. Aroma is like sirens with coffe and chocolate. Taste is bound up bitter, chocolate and sweet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
Black with creamy head. Amazing intensity in the aroma and flavour of heavily roasted malts and light vanilla. Very smooth and rich feeling. Balance is great. Not too sweet.


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