Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff is a real treat! Thin beige head with an insane amount of lace, after pouring like used pennzoil. roasted hop aroma. Alcohol masked very well as it went down smooth with chocolate covered hops. Well done--this beer is huge!
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
You can taste the quality (and the alcohol) in here. This stout is way too syrupy for my tastes. I prefer their regular stout... and at half the price for the better beer, you canít go wrong.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, holding it up to the light is pointless, this is opaque. Iíd recommend pouring this from about 10 stories if you want ANY sort of head to form. This is THE flattest beer Iíve ever had. Aroma is complex with the typical Imp. stout smells of coffee, chocolate, caramel, dark roasted malt and some anise just to name a few that I could pick out. This is a beer that takes a good long time to finish and thatís how it should be because itís a perfect nightcap beer. It leaves a nice bittersweet aftertase as well. Itís no accident that this one is so highly rated.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
deep black pour settling with a thin halo of tan lather...
Aroma was of tart grapes, licorice, chocolate seduced watermelon..
WOA THIS IS A SIPPER ..its got a unique tartness that is accompanied by a deep dark chocolate foundation added upon by licorice, coffee, and thick bitterness..
Super thick mouthful..Alcohol not too overpowering but evident...Tartness enhanced cocoa darkness in the finish with lingering sweetness.. A Big Beer
beerhead1980 (9) - kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
overall im not the biggest fan of stouts, but man alive this is one of the greatest beers on the planet. if you canít find it go out of your way to try. oh yea, i live less than a mile from the brewery/bar.....ha ha!!
tartz99 (10) - USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one big beer. It pours very viscous and the bubbles fight their way to the top. Approach this beer like a brick wall of flavor.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 18, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark brown - black - looks like motor oil. Pours with extremely small head, creamy, very dark tan in color. Big nose: winey malt, roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Huge, rich and full palate. Big and bold flavors similar to nose: winey, coffee and dark chocolate - nice balance between winey and roasted/bitter notes. Long finish - a bit dry. This is a BIG beer of solid quality - simply delicious. There is alot of competition in the IS world today and I place the Expedition just a touch behind the elites. Bravo!
Indra (2619) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2003 So, we meet at last...the infamous Expedition Stout. Pours a deep, rich black-brown with a very thick light brown head. Sedimentation is noticeable, even in a beer as dark as this. Bottle swirled. Aroma is stout in and of itself, giving off an almost palpable malt aura. Smells like semi-sweet chocolate and a roasty double espresso. Incredibly thick, almost burnt maltiness dominates the majority of the flavor profile, with some pine/spice hop flavor, and alcohol adds a nice little kick to the finish, along with a bit of yeast and a nice malty fruitiness. Mouthfeel is unlike any beer I've yet tried, like a melted hot fudge sundae, or heavy cream. Full-bodied is so much understatement as to be laughable. Intense and unique beer.
senjiro (35) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
one of the best stouts iíve had in a long time. Starts very crisp, almost metallic. Finishes long and smooth. 15 minutes into the glass it really hits itís pace.huge mouth feel with a complex aftertaste. completely opaque black dark black darkness, tiny, rusty head. beertastic.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Ok, let me take a deep breath and calm down. This beer pours blacker than night with a head equally, if not more beautiful than A. Le Coq. The nose is so thick and sweet I canít stand it anymore, I must taste this! I think I just came. Thick as melted chocolate. Great smoky taste and complex malt/hop combo. This beer leaves me with a feeling that someone out there really does care. damn this is good shit!