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RATINGS: 2991   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2006
For the price and availability, this is the best stout out there in my mind. The color is that of the darkest and thickest sludge or used antique motor oil (This stuff is SUPER thick and opaque). The level of flavors and complexities that you get from this beer are simply overwhelming. And at 11.5 % alcohol, you can hardly notice the alcohol presence. (newer bottles are alittle harsh or hot, but give the expedition a year or two to sit in the cellar and you have got your self one of the best beers out there (IMO).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Svesse (7698) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2006
(Bottled, Akkurat, Stockholm, 14 July) Colour is opaque black with a huge, dense, dark brown head (the head actually looks like chocolate pudding). What a beauty! Nose is overwhelming: intense, roasted, with chocolate, liquorice, coffee, tar, hints of smoke, salt, hazel nuts. I’m almost content just sitting and nosing this for about half an hour. Taste is roasted, full of liquorice, dark bitter chocolate, dried fruit, coffee, tar, syrup, with hints of juniper berries and dark cherries. A bit sweet, but just enough. There is an immense bitter hoppiness here as well, but since this is so comlex and wonderfully balanced it doesn’t dominate as much as it would in most brews. Body is full (or rather immense), might order a spoon to eat it with. The fantastic taste and full body even mask the alcohol level. This is an absolute beauty and a true masterpiece, this is getting very close to perfection in my taste. Hopefully I will never find the perfect beer (because as Lemmy and Motorhead sang: the chase is better than the catch - although that was not really about beer), but I can be happy with this one for a while.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Wow do I love this beer! Only complaint is the lack of a thick head, but the amazing complexity of the beer overshadows that minor flaw. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, cherries, molasses and just pure sweetness... alcoholic candy. Intense malts just melt in your mouth... delicious, delicious, delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tranum (34) - delafield, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2006
What a wonderful beer this one was. It is just like the description says. I would say this is by far the second best imperial stout i have had. If you have not tried it, you are missing out!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
This is a very impressive beer. The Expedition Stout tastes a lot like Stone Imperial, in my opinion. The pour is jet black and thick. No head at all on this one. The aroma is of roasted malts and soy sauce. The taste follows that profile. The mouthfeel is very nice and heavy. Make sure you have some time on your hands when you sit down with this beer--it is a sipper. Every bit as good as Stone Imperial Stout. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Pours black with little head. Complex aroma of chocolate and alcohol, a lot of roastiness as well. Nice mouth feel. Some bitterness at the beginning, finishes with a sweetness. Very much a sipping beer, not really my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Batch #7251: Faint aroma is sweet and alcoholic. Pours jet black with orange head, only if poured sort of violently. Flavor starts off with mocha coffee, then sweet alcoholic burn in the finish. Warms a bit into more fruity sweet flavor- prunes, chocolate orange. The hops start to poke their heads up a bit more and a nice bitterness pushes the alcohol out of the finish. Gets more and more of an earthy flavor- sort of tobacco and oak at room temp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUL 6, 2006
jet black color. deep roasted aroma with some caramel sweetness. flavor roasted coffee, caramel, chocolate, and citrus. excellent imp stout. has complexity with drinkability that needs to be sampled again and again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mvp (227) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Batch # 7251. This batch was better that the previous batch (7250 double cream stout) They got this stout right. I had a bottle poured into a snifter. Slight hints of Chocolate, carmel, Cinnamon, coffee, raisin and cherry. It had a small head. The head was light brown with a redish hue. Good price. I will buy this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davvey (6) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2006 does not count
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Poured thick and black, real nice. Very chocolatey. Probably the best imperial stout to date that I have tried.

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