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RATINGS: 2837   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 Pours motor oil black with tan head. Aroma is roasted and burnt malts, and coffee. Flavor is enormous. Chocolate, coffee, hops and burnt molases. Very bitter. Flavor opens up and mellows as it warms. Coats the mouth for a finish that lasts for weeks. Texture is very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2005
Bottled. Pours black, with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and licorice is there in generous amounts too. Taste is dark, roasted, bread, licorice. Wow. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
multibeast (13) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Was forced to drink this one out of the bottle, so I may be back to re-rate once I have a glass on hand. Great flavor, like candy in my mouth. Very malty and hoppy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Opaque. A chocolate and roasty nose. Similar flavor with a really nice hop bitterness on the end to balance it out. The nose for me is the best part of this beer. The alcohol is warming but doesn’t effect the flavor profile. Anyway you slice it this is a top notch imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brandonfisher (16) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2005
This beer was a mellowed out Imperial. It was very black and opaque, with little head on it. I was suprised not to find the extra kick that one expects in a Imperial Stout and it was pleasantly Palatable. It had a coffee taste to it with hints of chocolate and malt. i would try this again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2005
(Bottle 65 cl) Completely black and opaque with a small, dark brown head. Very burned aroma. Notes of strong, black coffee and bitter chocolate. Extremely full-bodied - this almost pours like tar - lots of burned malt and a dry, burned - again - bitterness. 120805

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a big baige head. Roasted chocolate malty, light hoppy aroma and taste. Medium to full body and a roasted finish. Great!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2005
Bottle. RBESG -05. Brown-ish. Big aroma with notes of cocoa powder, menthol and slight alcohol. Chewy mouthfeel with notes of coffee, cocoa, menthol and chocolate. Looong finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2005
12 oz. Bottle. I thought I was pouring motor oil when this first came out of the bottle. Dark and viscous, with a pleasant malty chocolate aroma. This has to be one of the top 10 beers in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3159) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Pours with a biege, creamy head. Aroma was of malts and chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, hops and coffee. Total bliss!

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