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RATINGS: 2878   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Lifeless, motor oil pour, no attempt at head formation. Deep roasted malt aroma, prune and raisinn fruits. Strong malt and alcohol flavor, dark fruits, coffee and roasted hazelnut. Dry roastiness in the finish and warming alcohol. Extremely tastey.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2003 oily black. the head disappears in about .2 seconds after barely forming. smells like citrus and espresso. initially very sweet, with coffee and chocolate flavors, as well as fruit, or... something. this beer definitely has character. i'll sip it any day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 There are lots of good things about this beer. The aroma of coffee and roasted malt is well done but not unexpected. Black, thick. Light carbonation. Flavor is medium-sweet with some fruit, lots of coffee, some chocolate. Wine and brandy-like alcohol are present as the beers warms, along with enhanced fruit flavors. Some sourness. Light coffee in the finish, and a dryness that won’t go away as if I just had a cigar. Rich and heavy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
Extremely black. Roasted aroma with bicuits, coffee and hops in a beautiful symphony. Sourish note. Sweet oily flavour with lots of alcohol and tones of coffee. Firm bitterness.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Ah first beer of a new day. Been looking forward to this one for awhile. Well the aroma does not dissappoint, elemsnts of anise, little roast and alcohol. Beer looks stunning in the glass. Black with dark brown head that is diminishing. Oh my goodness what a flavor. I am a huge Stone Imperial fan and this is better. Chocolate, plums, and some hops in the finish. This is an absolutely incredible brew. Massive flavor with increible depth and variety of flavors. Alcohol warmth as it goes down. I may have a new favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2003
Absolutely black but no head at all. Extremely thick with almost no carbonation. Sweetish malty aroma. More malty, smokey chocolate in the flavour. Heavy bitterness and a lot of alcohol in the finish. A real sipper. Thanks Clark VV

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Pours thick with a deep brown head and nice cascading tier of bubbles. The aroma is roasty with a slight tang to it. The initial flavor impression is that of coffee and licorice with a slightly sweet almost fruity flavor on the rear of the tongue. Decent, but unbalalnced. Too roasty and not enough residual sweetness to offset the deep smokiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 31, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 2002: in the highest echelon of stouts. comply immediately. thick. reminds me of a barley wine, but it is indeed a stout. a little flat, but still fantastic. UPDATE 1/31/05: trappist glass / 6672 / Bells logo cap / delicious dry and roasted aftertaste, somewhat figgy and salty. basically, aroma and flavor of chocolate flavored coffee with a touch of salted fruit. very thick! no light will shine through this black abyss for a body... want head? pour it like your angry! wow. yes, comply, since this is an imperial stout... (downrated: too salty, soy, oily, meh...)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 Pours opaque jet black with a tiny dark brown ring around the edge of the glass trying to pass as a head. Powerful aroma of raisin, molasses, plum, roast, coffee, and chocolate with hints of alcohol and pine. A medium thick oily and syrupy body almost without carbonation. Huge, relatively sweet, flavor of raisin, molasses, roast, dark chocolate, and a bit of citrus and pine. Excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (5768) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Oh Hell yeah. This is a winner. Black, tan almost brown head. Burnt raisin bread toast aroma. Flavor of bitter chocolate and strong coffee. Burnt wood and smoke. the slightest hint of prunes for a touch of sweet. Very, very impressive.


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