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RATINGS: 2708   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
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2005
12 oz. bottle (Thanks Hopscotch!) This stuff pours a deep black with a wispy brown head. Nice syurpy texture that leaves a brown coating on the glass. Nose is that of dark semi-sweet chocolate, expresso with a hint of cherry. Complex malts and hops does a great job of balancing the somewhat high ABV. Has a very plesant rich finish. Nothing left to say but I simply love this stuff. One of the best stouts Iíve ever tasted. Super brew!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2005
12oz bottle 2003 version. Oil sludge dumped into my glass. Brown head. Smokey, roasty, chocolate, what the hell else would you expect?? There are 411 reviews right now on this beer, so whatís the point in adding my mediocre taste description? I love this because it is massive and complex. Everything is done in harmony, yet monsterously so. One of the biggest and one of the best. Like mocha espresso in a 12oz bottle.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 #225 Pours black with a brown head that fades fast. Aroma is roasted malt,caramel,chocolate and coffee with hop undertones. Initial taste is caramel that fades to bitter chocolate and coffee. Has a dry coffee aftertaste would be my only complaint. Very complex and robust stout. One of the few stouts I could drink all the time. Gets a 20 overall, as itís my everyday beer. Have since tried a bottle believed to be 4yrs old. Scored a little less. Had a huge bourbon and caramel character to it. Finish was all bourbon/coffee. right now I prefer batch #6672 itís liquid gold.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2005
2003 version I believe...I am so glad I can get this any time! Pours a deep mahogany-closer to black with burgundy hints at the edges. No head at all. The aroma is dark chocolate with espresso bean and bourbon. Also a hint of sweetness (molasses?). The flavor reminds me of a chocolate covered espresso bean with a bit of dried cherry in there (deep down). Itís nice and bitter (perhaps a citrus type hop?) but well balanced. Delicious and flavorful! Rich! and somewhat oily mouth feel; really coats your tongue. An exceptional brew!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Possibly my most favorite beer ever! Thanks to Sickboy282 for making my christmas possible. This beer poured a very opaque black w/ brownish red hues. Great lasting head and lacing. Roasty malts, soury fermented fruit and coffee on the nose... Roast and coffee w/ slight sour ferm fruit in the mouth. Dry and creamy w/ a very full body and nicely rounded on the mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2005
I thought Iíd accidentally grabbed a bottle of chocolate syrup until after the pour when the dark brown head began to increase to a three-finger topping to this pitch black brew. The aroma is of sweet but dark roasted malts with a touch of hopping and a hint of alcohol. This is very creamy in the mouth with some light carbonation. The flavor is of slighty sweet, roasted malt, burnt chocolate, mild hop bitterness, and some alcohol. Nice warming, roasty, alcohol finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 Thick chocolate head. Dark in color. Head looks a lot like hot chocolate. Aroma was of hop and coffee malt with a slight grapefruit scent and alcohol overtones. Palate had good carbonation. It was a little sticky. The slightly creamy palate gets really thick and wonderful when you let it rest in your mouth for 20 seconds. I retried this again. It is more appealing each time. Other than the slight alcohol finish, this is as good as it gets (in what Iíve tried) for imperial stouts. Although, Iím soon to purchase a bunch of Dark Lords... :) 8, 5, 9, 4, 18 = 4.4
Had a 6811 vintage bottle last night (1/9/08). Holding up like a champ. The aroma was phenomenal!!!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Thanks to Kevin42 for sharing this í03 offering in the parking lot of the Old Monk... Where do I begin? Pours nice and thick, and settles beautifully. The taste is mega-full and loaded with malt and chocolate. One of the best beers Iíve ever had.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Dark black with a medium brown head. Amazing aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, bitter dark chocolate. Flavor matched up to the aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor that dries quickly due to a nice hop bitterness. Hints of dark chocolate, molasses, coffee. Great mouthfeel! Very smooth and silky.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Thick black with nice brown head. Aroma chococlate, caramel, choc. malt. Velvet, creamy, sweet, smooth chocolate, coffee, slightly sweet flavor. Alc present in flavor only as it warms. Excellent.


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