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RATINGS: 3027   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   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. "

3.8
   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.

3.9
   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.

4.2
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mvp (231) - 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.

4.7
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2006 After about 4 tries/bottles, I decided this was my favorite beer. Complex. Rasin is maybe the most distinctive note and I do not like rasins but I love this beer. It’s a heavy duty sipper. Great but sometimes I need more carbonation and less stickiness. Merrying it with my favorite ale, 3F Alpha King was interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2006
blacker than black. fabulous malt, coffee maybe some molasses. nice hop balance offsets the extreme amount of malt. This is a heavy duty beer. a must try to stout lovers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2006 Black as coal with a chocolate brown thick head, aroma of sweet malt, a subtle maple syrup smell. Great malt flavor, coffee, chocolate, hint of molasses. Thick malt flavor that lingers on the palate. Lots of hop bitterness blended well with the abundant malt taste. A strong ass stout, not for the weak, this will keep you warm on a cold winters night.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (4095) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Nose of java, malt, bittersweet chocolate, and a little dark fruit, opaque ebony body with a rim of tiny tan bubbles; flavor shows coffee, alcohol, chocolate, and a hint of molasses; the finish being coffee and a little hops with a long lasting alcohol sear.


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