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RATINGS: 2992   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2005
Bottle: Poured a thick black color stout with a small dark brown head with excellent retention. Aroma mainly dominated by roasted malt with some subtle coffee and chocolate notes. The roasted malt dominates taste at first and then chocolate and coffee are also easily identifiable. Creamy texture makes this even more enjoyable. It all ends with some well balance bitterness. Body is incredibly full and there is even quite a lot of sediment at the bottom of my glass. Alcohol is well hidden which I always appreciate. Very good stuff indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cottonbrown (6) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2005 does not count
12 oz. bottle. Poured like motor oil with a dense brown head. Aroma of bitter chocolate and coffee. Great mouthfeel, intensely thick and coats your mouth. Flavor started with toffee and cocoa and then a smokey and possibly too sweet finish that seemed to never end.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
buttrav (1) - USA - APR 15, 2005 does not count
I have been waiting for the perfect moment, but as Passover approaches, I could not wait any longer. I opened the Expedition Stout last night, and drank it slowly over the course of 2 hours, witnessing its texture, taste and aroma evolve and morph. By the end, some sediment had extricated itself from the frothy, malty stuff so that the grog had an ever-so-slight element of "graininess" which reunited me with the source of the beer itself, in fact the source of all beer. By 11:15 PM, my ebony companion nearly gone, but still clinging to life within the lower 1/4 inch of my glass, never more complex or generous than it was at that moment, I determined that one of the finest compliments one could give to such a wort would be not to drink the final swill just for the sake of finishing it, but rather to let it rest peacefully in its new home, as I drifted to sleep, knowing that by the time I awoke, it would have passed into the stage most like death for a beer--undrinkability. If only Terry Schiavo had been allowed to go with such dignity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2005
Woah. Pours thick and black like puried beatles. Very distinct aroma that is strong but also delicate with wet wood, leather, almond, alcohol, cocoa some vanilla...Truely amazing. Huge body with a sweet smokey, bitter finish. Strong roast flavor supported by dark caramel, some smoke, biscuit, dark fruit and leather. Definately opens up as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2005
12 oz. Bottle. Black with a dark tan head and no lacing. Big chocolate and roasty/smoky notes in the nose. Same with the flavor but more roast and hop bite with notes of coffee. Thick and creamy. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6467) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 This is a fine beer from a brewer that I have been growing quite fond of. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured super thick, black and oily with a medium sized dark brown head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, hoppy and has strong chocolate and roasted malt notes. The mouthfeel is exceptionally thick and creamy. The flavor is sweet, has a strong hop presence and follows that hoppy rush with a nice depth of malt flavors including bitter chocolate, coffee and toasted marshmallow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GregClow (3096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
Pour into the glass like motor oil. Dark, dark black with a small dark mocha head. Massive aroma of dark dried fruit, malt, coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is full and thick and creamy - oh so good! Flavour is outstanding - coffee, chocolate, caramel, asise, clove, roasted nuts, and a strange salty-sweet character. Long, warm finish. Outstanding! Thanks so much to rudolf for passing this one along to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehinge (290) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2005
Color is a very dark black...allows no light to penetrate it at all. Dark tan head with decent laceing. Pretty good carbonation, too.....plenty of action as you drink it. The aroma is very heady... a little bit of currant and malt. Taste is just spectacular....fruit and toffee on the front end with a sugary finish. Try this if you can find it. This is why I’ve searched out impy stouts over the past month. I

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
UPDATED: APR 6, 2005 Whoops the K-zoos booty! Huge Beer. enough flavor to keep me intrigued and enough alcohol to keep it fun! one a night is enough for me

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
bottle. WOW, thanks to whomever brought this to Radek’s, there seemed to have been a lot of it going around too. This is one big imperial stout. thick pitch black, mocha head. coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol are evident in the aroma. very rich chocolate and coffee flavour, lots of alcohol throughout. very nice finish. Just awesome!

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