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RATINGS: 2728   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2004
2001 bottle: Poured thick viscous black with zero head...smelled of chocolate, butter, and phenols...tastes roasted malts, chocolate but predominately sweetness from alcohol...finish is all alcohol sweetness...aging definately brought the alcohol out in this one...great, but maybe 2 years is better than 3...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcanj (23) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Bellís sure does it right when it comes to beer. This is their top. So very smooth and so very black. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee make a wonderful stout that no one should be disappointed in. This will for sure keep you warm on a cold winters night.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sdcourtney (40) - Berlin, Germany, - OCT 4, 2004
Velvety smooth with Barleywine-like character. Subtle aroma is not as dominant as the pour would suggest. Flavor is wonderfully smooth with roast/alcohol/molasses/dark fruit (canít quite place the exact description!)combining very well with a nice hop bitterness to balance it out. Mega-Yum!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Pours a jet-black, with a dark brown head, small at that. Aroma Is choclate, very similar to a gourmet hot-choclate drink! Alcohol and malt was also there. Flavor is Choclate, and lot of it, also alcohol, and roast malt. Very mouth filling and very delicious. This one might be my faví folks!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
deep apaque brown with mahogony on the edge. Absolutely no head. Nose of dark choclate and licorice. Amazing mouthfeel coats the mouth. Very smoot flavor not overly bitter, finishes with melted choclate and burnt toast. Absolutely wonderful. If there are a creamy head, I would give it a 19 or 20 overall.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Goblincat (382) - Westland, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Pours black with a thin chocolate colored head. Nose is malt and chocolate. Strong chocolate, coffee, and malt flavors. Thick, rich, and strong, this stout does not disappoint.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Black color with a nice medium brown head. Very strong malt, anise, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, hops and alcohol aroma and flavors with a dry hops finish. Nice thick feel. The rich flavor lingers an amazingly long time on the tongue. Truely amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalhead (628) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Poured a deep brown almost black. The motor oil analogy someone had was not far off. No head. Aroma was mostly Mocha and dark chocolate/possibly like chocolate covered cherries after you bite it. Nice semi buttery mouthfeel. Flavor was Chocolate,coffee,a bit of roastyness with a slightly bitter finished. I noticed no hops, Dark fruit,licorice or anything else that others have. This bottle was about 9 mos old and served at 50- 55 degrees in a wine glass.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Bottle. First and fore most the mouthfeel-awesome. Coats the whole mouth without being sticky. First flavors to come out are roasted malt, toffee, salt (yes, it is slightly salty), brown sugar, raisin, molasses, and caramel. Secondary flavors are butter, apple, and alcohol. Very nice bitter finish that leaves some bitter on the back of the tongue. A very good example of the style.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2006 08.300.04 Rating #500 12oz bottle via trade courtesy of jsquire. Pours black and thick with wisps of dark brown head. Aromas are deep and meant to be pondered. Hazelnut, coffee, black chocolate, dark cherries soaked in whiskey, deep and sweet molasses. Vinous. Palate is thickly coating yet slick and with a pleasing, tickling eff. Flavors in accordance with aromas plus a trace of licorice, pitch, rum soaked fruitcake. The beer closes out with a tremendous bitterness, not at all harsh. A wonderful beer, thanks again Jeff.


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