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RATINGS: 2993   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 11, 2004
I made the mistake of buying this thinking it was a regular stout. Not realizing the high ABV until too late, I fell fast asleep. I remember the intense aroma and flavor, chocolate, bitterness, and especially the rich, full mouth feel. Loving it, I got through 5 of them quickly before I noticed my ABV mistake. This is a beer to savor; I wouldn't recommend drinking it fast or in any great quantities. Outstanding stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Black as pitch, no head. I mean, NO HEAD. I ultimately poured this puppy from three feet into my glass trying to coax something from this 12 ouncer. All I got was a bald, black brew mocking me brazenly. Tastes and smells like bakers chocolate and hershey’s chocolate with a little sweet chocolate on the side. Strong alcohol taste and burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Pitch black..with a thin red head...uh-huh! Aroma of a blend or Worcestershire sauce and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. The density is tremendous. Taste is beyond description, but batter-licking good. It is complex, rich, sweet, bitter. Alcohol content buried in the ingredients. Hard to argue the merits of this one. This is where you want to finish the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
Very dark. No head. Strong alcohol and chocolate aroma. Flavour is like a chocolate and coffee liquor. Strong and bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
haukur (1625) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 1, 2004
just classic for the style, perfect on looks. Moccha aroma with coffee, smoke, fruits, in the nose. Complex taste of raisins, chocolate, coffee, malt, cognac and some whiskey .... elegant stuff. Perfect balance, with just the perfect carbonation for the style ... a world class imperial stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Very dark, very thick, with a nice chocolate head and lots of lace. Rich malty aroma with coffee tones. Flavor is rich malt, coffe, rahter bitter, hints of chocolate and dark fruits. A little more bitter than I like my stouts, but still a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Thanks, Wunderbier! Top notch imperial stout -- black, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee flavor and aroma. Almost as good as Dark Lord, but not quite :).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
RBSG 04. Pours pitch black, very thick, not quite the motor oil of dark lord, but very smooth and thick. Intense sweet, rich, roasty flavor, with some great chocolate tastes that jump out at random intervals. I need to get my hands on a few of these and cellar them for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2004
deep black with almost no head--pours thick like oil. Complex aroma--roast malts, dark fruit, somewhat earthy. Roasted malt/black chocolate flavors. Very thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 Thick, thick dark black brew. Sweet chocolaty aroma with a more roasted taste. Chocolate definately present in taste, too. Very coffe-like finish that was so smooth. Yet another brew enjoyed with Mikey.

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