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RATINGS: 2965   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Poured with a dark cherry head that was short lived. Disappeared completely after half a glass. Looked like used motor oil, but the aroma was undeniabley that of an imperial stout. Taste is complex laced with molasses, coffee, and smoke. Nice bitter aftertaste which makes you come back for more. Goes down real warm. Very rich. Highly recommended to Imperial Stout fans.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2004
This is a huge beer. Dark black. Small tan head. Aroma is roasty with chocolate, coffee and dark fruit that carries over to the flavor. Thick chewy body. Oily and smooth. Big hop bitterness balances all the sweetness. It also helps hide the alcohol leaving you with a nice warming sensation. Long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Very good stout, has a scent of chocolate, medium thickness tan head, pours with a syrup consistency, ends with a touch of bitterness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Hoppy fruity aroma. Stout milk chocolate and coffee, light smoky notes. Dark black with small tan head. Heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts fairly bitter with viscous sweet malts. Good warming. Sweet chocolate toffee hangs around. Really chocolate-y. Medium-large bitter finish and bitter after, nutty coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 18, 2004
pours an almost purple black with an orange tinted dark head. sweet strong earthy aroma of cocoa. flavor explodes with rich powerful chocolate and sweet caramel molasses, flavor melts into a bit of nitterness at the finish that helps reveal the alcohol bite that dries out your mouth a bit and leaves a powdery chocolate cookie taste, i was dubious about this living up to the hype, but it has and i look forward to trying this in a year or so when my other bottle ages.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2004
No label on neck.Head ? What head ?No foam,no lacing, no carbontion and ainít no seeing through this thing.This is darker then the bottom of the Marianas Trench.Roasted coffee beans,roasted chocolate ,roasted molasses and roasted after drinking one of these.What a treat for the olfactory glands.Okay,lets not leave the taste buds out of this,good lord.I love the balance between flavors and the alcohol.Thick,thick,christ you can almost bite chunks off chunks of this.Overall,one of my absolute favorites and,sorry you purists,any time of the year!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Pours black as death, little head, and a wonderful smell ó roasty and chocolatey. Similar flavor hints, tinge of alcohol taste, too. Extremely complex and flavorful. An unbelieveable beer! However, I compare it to the best New York-style cheese cake ó itís so good, but I canít eat (or in this case drink) more than one serving because itís so rich!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Bottle...thanks Jason!!. Poured as black as used motor oil and almost as thick. A small brown head formed (had to coax this one) and then diminished fairly quickly to a ring of bubbles around the edge that lasted to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is very complex; figs, chocolate, molasses, coffee and pine with a definite alcohol note. This is a great example of the style. It starts out thick and sweet, then gives the taste buds a wonderful ride through the flavors like brown sugar, chocolate, cherries, pine, raisins to an oddly pleasant bitter and astringent finish. The mouthfeel is amazing, thick - almost syrupy - with a light cream carbonation when rolled on the tongue. Iím buying more of this for the cellar.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwr1962 (47) - Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2004 This stuff is outstanding! I’m a pretty tough critic and this one impressed me. It’s so thick, you can see it when you pour it. Whether it’s better than Storm King is hard to say- they’re different. It’ll sure beat just about anything else, though. Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2004
This is a dark black beer with a medium dark tan head. The aroma like the rest of this beer is quite complex. It actually reminds me of a tawny port, with heavy notes of chocolate and alcolhol. Plus, a light blend of roasted coffee, licorice, and cassis. Creamy and smooth in texture. The chocolate and alcohol flavors dominate. But, are accompanied by mild touches of licorice and a light to moderate roasted coffee bitterness in the finish. Not sure if I íve made it sound like it does but it really does work well. This is a top notch stout.

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