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RATINGS: 2812   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3341) - 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 (1223) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2004
A very dark stout. Strong burnt or dark roasted coffee taste. The head could have had better retention, and the beer had a little wine like taste as it finished rolling on the tounge. great balance.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2004
12 oz. bottle. Very small dark tan head. Color is black. Aroma is roasty and soy saucy. Palate is full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. There are dark, roasty flavors with a good amount of bitterness. This is what an Imperial stout is supposed to taste like! Excellent beer! Thanks Humulone Red!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
DARK, ROASTED, TOASTED, BURNT BLACK MALT. There is little left to say. Ale Aficionados know what a good stout is, this is IT. Oh, the balance of malt/hops/alcohol is beyond exceptional, me like.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1733) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Black color, with a brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and roasted malt. Flavors are coffee, bitter chocolate hops and somewhat nutty. Body is creamy. More bitter than I expected, and the alcohol is hidden better than I would have guessed.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Fruity and nutty, yet pulls you into the dirt with some unexpected black coal and graphite underpinnings. Tinge of alcohol on the exhalation--just enough to remind you what youíre dealing with. Creamy and upright on the palate, with a lingering afterstay on the back of the tongue. Complex yet low-maintenance.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2005 Sweet, soft, dough-like aroma with fruity notes and plenty of charcoal-like roastiness. Opaque brown-black body is topped with a decent brown head that recedes slowly to cover with some lace. Very sweet, thick and chewy malty flavour. Heady. Some alcohol apparent and strong warming. Decadent and dessert-like the texture is smooth and creamy in the mouth with gentle carbonation. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere. Thanks, radiomgb!
Had the chance to sample a 2001 vintage bottle (in late 2005) and found that it has not held up all that well even though one would expect it to age. Not that it becomes bad, just that it is nowhere near as good. The hops recede and it becomes vinous and roasty with a sticky sweet finish (8-3-7-3-15=3.6).


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