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RATINGS: 3027   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2618) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2007 Wow. Pours a deep, dark brown with almost no head, but what is there is a dark brown color. Aroma finds you, not the other way around. Has scents of chocolate and caramel with roasted malts and a bit of alcohol. I could be happy just enjoying the aroma on this stout. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and caramel. It finishes with alcohol and bitterness that lingers. The mouth is rich and has a thick, syrup like consistency. A great imperial stout that im sure i will be enjoying many more times.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sudsmeister (74) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2006
It is difficult to come up with anything but superlatives to describe this beer. It is the mother of all stouts. I want to find out which expedition they take this along on and sign up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Bottle pours black w/ a deep brown head. Great brew. A perfect example of the style. Tons of malt, chocolate, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Thanks to Illinismitty for this one
12 oz. bottle. Aroma was all malt like they say. Black body with chocolate head and lace was a blanket on the glass. Full bodied beer here. Chocoale, rich with a little sweetness. Barely even noticed the alcohol content. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Poured black like engine oil with a huge, thick,creamy dark chocolate head and lacing that hangs in sheets on the glass. Aroma is sweet roasty malts, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. flavor is rich and thick. Bitter chocolate and roasty malt, coffee and caramel with a rich, bitter sweet finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Itís hard to not want to give this beer a perfect score, alas I must refrain. Pours a syrupy inky black with reddish tinted tan head. Nose is divine rich chocolate with some bitter coffee notes. Some alcohol notes lie in wait under all the other aromas. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Immense bitter sweet chocolate overwhelms as subtle sweetness dances around on the edges of the tongue. Thick and robust with a well balanced finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Bottle hand marked 04 so....? Thanks to my brother (Vac) for sending this one. Poured an ink black with the darkest brown head Iíve seen yet. Big aroma of a freshly made chocolate milk shake right after it was poured. After it settled the aroma was roasty, coffee, sweet chocolate, and light grain with a slight hint of an alcohol background. Excellent!! The flavor was roast, coffee, and sweet chocolate. A slight bitterness in the ending with a coffee aftertaste. FULL body with a creamy texture. Kind of sticky on the lips. Wow, true a great after dinner sipper! Thanks Bro!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2006 12 oz. bottle courtesy of Hellomynameis - many thanks. I compared this side to side with a Rogue Imperial Stout. Jet black with a big brown head that clings to the glass but settles pretty quickly. Big aroma of roasted malt, molasses and some floral hops I believe. A truly wonderful smelling beer. Thick and rich with a gloriously smooth feel. Even after all of that, the flavor does not disappoint. Caramel malt, and the usual coffee and bitter chocolate flavors are nicely complimented by a drying, grapefruit hoppy bitterness at the end. A beautifully balanced beer, living up to its well deserved reputation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle at The Hop Leaf. Pours thick and oily with an amber/brown head. Sweet malts and roasts permeate throughout the aroma. These follow through to the taste along with molasses, brown sugar, chocolate and espresso. The alcohol is completely hidden. At first, I thought this might be a bit too sweet, but after having a couple over a few weeks I have grown to like the sweet backdrop. Complex and fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Roasty aroma, earth, wood, sweet. Dark dark brown/black. Brown head. Bitter flavors, roast, bitter hops, not overly complex. Itís a full, syrupy body, the lacing on the glass lasts almost indefinitely. I would like to try an aged one, as I understand it gets more complex over time. I enjoyed how hopped this beer is, I enjoyed the earthiness to it, and the good amount of roasting, but I have to admit, it didnít blow me away. Still, itís a great beer! Thanks to Doppelganger for giving me one!

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