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RATINGS: 2712   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2004
Mild roasted coffee aroma. Nice dark brown color that only lets a little bit of light through. Nice, but not too bitter, coffee flavor. Smooth with a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste, not as thick as I would have expected.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2004
This smells awesome! Big and sweet: vanilla bean, fruitiness (currant), alchohol, and a hint of espresso. The espresso shows more in the flavor for sure - in the form of a nibbling twinge at the back of the tongue. Big chewy flavor, mostly of dark roasted chocolate and espresso - that just sticks around forever. Very good, I just think the aroma was beyond amazing and was hoping for the same in the rest of the beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2004
Vintage 2003. Extremely viscous, opaque black with a thick malted milk head. Nose of Fry's cocoa, fresh brewed espresso, molasses and vanilla. Flavours of double short espresso and chocolate followed by a lingering, diminishing bitterness. An exquisite balance between malt and hops coupled with a silky smooth mouthfeel and abundant earthiness makes this an ideal brew for a cold winter's night.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2004
The aroma is heavy on alcohol and light on coco. The slow rising dark brown head is long lasting. Dark black. Full in mouth with itís syrupy bitter taste with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. A bit too bitter for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 Dark, dangerous, glistening, slippery, ambrosial, aphrodesial. Bottomless (unfortunately, this is a perception that is destined to be disproven).

Huge explosion of fresh and dried dark fruit in the aroma; cherries, plums, prunes, raisins, winey grapes... Mocha roastiness and citric hops round out the nose. Supernova of flavors, hugely complex. Mocha, fruit, somewhat alcoholic like a full-bodied brandy. Very savory flavors, like a rich demi glace. Viscous body, the slight ticklish carbonation is perfect. Sweetness is balanced by what must be a truckload of hops. Finishes long and bittersweet.

Beer Haiku:

Glistening darkness;
Fruit bursts forth from a maw of
Mocha roastiness

Wow, hereís a bottle thatís marked "purchased 12/03". 3 1/2 years later, still in great shape, only the faintest hint of oxidation in the aroma. Hops and alcohol have mellowed. Just a more refined version of the fresh. Luxurious!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
(Bottle Jan 01 2004) My new years beer... Dark dark black with a brown head that lasts. Complex overtones of fruitiness grapes and fermented pears currents and spicy alcolholic ting not much though warming. Carbonated fizzle on tougue burnt coffee and chocolate aroma. Sweet and good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a black color with a thin tan head, which dissipates quickly. Excellent chocolate, malt, and coffee flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4407) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2003
It's taken a long time for me to hunt this down. Pours like tar. No, I take that back... tar is lighter than this. No head at all. The aroma strikes me as chocolate and coffee, more like some porters. The taste is thick (I know, you shouldn't be able to 'taste' thick), chocolate, coffee, maybe a bit of leather like a good pinot noir. A good medicinal taste as well. Syrupy, but not overly so. What a beast of a beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Very thick oil-like appearance. Not a hint carbonation, as the pour alone will reveal it's Ny-Quill appearance. The aroma is potently whiskey-ish and sharp, paralelling the 11+ abv. that is embedded in the body. This is a nightcap-only brew for me. Bell's does it again.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Finally I track this one down. Hoo-eey! Knocks you on your keister, this one! Thick, syrupy, and very light on carbonation. Coffee notes, but pleasantly, not overkill. Fruity flavors early in the mix. I like the syrupy mouthfeel, too. Kind of medicinal, in a good way.


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