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RATINGS: 2818   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 Pours a dark as dark black. small brown head. The aroma is a beautiful chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is an oily, thick feeling with a finish that is half alcohol and half coffee/choclate. I love this stout. One of my favorites!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 Rerate: Iíd say my palate has evolved quite a bit in the 2 years since I first had Expedition. Picked up a six-pack from The Hop Shop in Indy. No batch # on the bottle. Black pour with a big, dark, frothy head. Bitter chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Tasted pretty intensely of chocolate, roasted malt, and plenty of piney hops. This tastes aged, only in the sense that the hops arenít overbearing and green (like say, drinking a fresh Bourbon County Stout). Very complex flavor, even though I probably drank this too fast bc I got excited that it tasted so good. Probably would have gotten even more out of it had I waited longer for it to warm. Nice medium-thick mouthfeel really brings everything together nicely. Excellent imperial stout!

Thanks to richlikebeer for this one. Pours a jet black with a quickly fading mocha colored head. Lots of coffee and raisin aromas. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel. Very smooth beer with lots of flavor to it, but its just a little too roasted for me. Iíll stick to the milder and sweeter Kízoo Stout if I want a Bellís stout. Thanks Rich!
Original Rating: 7 / 4 / 7 / 4 / 14

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - NOV 8, 2005
A great stout, but a 100 rating? Ah yes, group-think. They just miss near perfection trying to tame the abv. $5 for a 12oz bottle at the brewery?!? Címon...

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tennisjoel (1209) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Chocolate really stands out in this one, although I can taste many different flavors... some raisin, fig, molasses, caramel, coffee notes. A good filling dessert type beer. You can tell from the aroma that this is a complex beer. Thick motor oil consistency. Kind of coats your throat as it goes down. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Pours nearly black with a tan/brwon head. Smell is of chocolate, coffee and some mellow fig. Taste is of licorice, chocolate, coffee (though not overwhelmingly so) and peppery. Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Finish is bittersweet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Oil black, a pour of beauty. Nose is mad roast, coffee, coccoa, molasses and hops. Flavor is more of the same. So comlex and yummy. Great mouthfeel. I still dig the Batch 7000, but this is one marvelous beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brainskins (14) - evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2005
What a great beer ! Pours Black as midnight, black as pitch, blacker than the foulest witch! No head at first - but wait - quickly a deep tan head forms. The nose is roasty with chocolate and raisin. Delicious coffee chocolate raisin roasty flavor with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Good lacing on the glass. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. This is one of the best stouts out there.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blackduck18 (10) - USA - NOV 4, 2005
Probably the Darkest beer that I have ever tasted. The initial tast of this beer was excellent and had a very sweet taste. The after taste was less desirable though. There was a very prevalent taste of coffee left on the palate once I was finshed drinking this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Thanks Sick_boy282 & sick_girl282... you two are the bestest!!!! Pours a solid black color (mmmm, i think iím already drooling and i havenít even tried it yet) with a virtually non-existent tan head. Aroma is roasty and very heavy, but so damn yummy! Flavor is so rich and delicious, one of the first thoughts that comes to my head is to put a little of this on some good homemade vanilla ice cream (i know, kind of random). Has the perfect amount of roastiness and warming qualities. Itís beers like this that helped me realize my love of stouts!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
The look of this beer is imposing and exciting as it is a black, imposing pour. The aroma is so rich and complex that it seems the flavor could never contain all that is advertised. Never fear, however, as the first smooth taste rewards with myriad flavors that is most prominently of raisin and chocolate. An amazing brew that is endlessly rich.


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