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RATINGS: 2696   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
Pour into the glass like motor oil. Dark, dark black with a small dark mocha head. Massive aroma of dark dried fruit, malt, coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is full and thick and creamy - oh so good! Flavour is outstanding - coffee, chocolate, caramel, asise, clove, roasted nuts, and a strange salty-sweet character. Long, warm finish. Outstanding! Thanks so much to rudolf for passing this one along to me.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehinge (266) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2005
Color is a very dark black...allows no light to penetrate it at all. Dark tan head with decent laceing. Pretty good carbonation, too.....plenty of action as you drink it. The aroma is very heady... a little bit of currant and malt. Taste is just spectacular....fruit and toffee on the front end with a sugary finish. Try this if you can find it. This is why Iíve searched out impy stouts over the past month. I

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
UPDATED: APR 6, 2005 Whoops the K-zoos booty! Huge Beer. enough flavor to keep me intrigued and enough alcohol to keep it fun! one a night is enough for me

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2192) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
bottle. WOW, thanks to whomever brought this to Radekís, there seemed to have been a lot of it going around too. This is one big imperial stout. thick pitch black, mocha head. coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol are evident in the aroma. very rich chocolate and coffee flavour, lots of alcohol throughout. very nice finish. Just awesome!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2005
Bottle. This is the style I love and this may be the second best I have had. All of the complex and smooth character of an imperial. This was a great brew with a long strong cigar.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2005
a really good imperial...probably the best i have had. tasted it with Rogue shakespear stout and bellís kalamazoo stout and the depth was evident. very smooth and thick. left a residew on the glass. tasted of chocolate, coffee and a sweetness much like molasses or caramel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2005
This was freakin awesome. I was extremely excited to finally get it and it did not disappoint. Almost black in color, with tan head. Taste of mocha, chocolate, carmel and a hint of almost roasted marshmellow or something. Alcohol bite was present but not overwhelming. Easily my 2nd favorite beer thus far.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillyDub1128 (1) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2005 does not count
One of the most amazing beers Iíve ever had. Aroma had strong hop and malt characteristics, with a slight hint of sweetness. This incredibly thick stout was the most viscous beer Iíve ever seen, leaving a molasses like flim on the glass while swirling. Flavor was exellent, although slightly more bitter than I thought. Surprising smooth going down, like a milkshake. Overall very impressive. The excessive alcohol content was completely masked by the immense flavor. If I hadnít known the alchohol content beforehand, I might have tried to drink the whole six-pack and gotten into a bit of trouble. Expensive @ $11.50 for a sixer, but very much worth it. Espeically when 2-3 will do you for the night.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2006 Wow! I Love this beer. Excellent in every way. Aroma is fresh and lively with notes of raisin and malt, but coffee coming through the strongest. The flavor responds in kind - a smooth swirl of flavors with coffee, chocolate, raisin, caramel, roasted malt and just a hint of alcohol. The perfect balance of flavors. A velvety smooth mouthfeel. I canít wait to get another 6-pak (and I havenít even finished the first). I wish I lived in Kalamazoo so I could get it straight from Bellís tap. Iím considering moving! [$13.99/6pk]

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Ultra-Thick and Ultra Dark. Aroma of Raisins, alchohol, smoke and dark chocolate. Lots of sweet smooth chocolate flavor with a very drying finish and warmth. Heavy and syrupy palate. The benchmark of imperial stouts (that Iíve tasted).


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