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RATINGS: 3064   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 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
deep apaque brown with mahogony on the edge. Absolutely no head. Nose of dark choclate and licorice. Amazing mouthfeel coats the mouth. Very smoot flavor not overly bitter, finishes with melted choclate and burnt toast. Absolutely wonderful. If there are a creamy head, I would give it a 19 or 20 overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Pours black with a thin chocolate colored head. Nose is malt and chocolate. Strong chocolate, coffee, and malt flavors. Thick, rich, and strong, this stout does not disappoint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Black color with a nice medium brown head. Very strong malt, anise, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, hops and alcohol aroma and flavors with a dry hops finish. Nice thick feel. The rich flavor lingers an amazingly long time on the tongue. Truely amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Poured a deep brown almost black. The motor oil analogy someone had was not far off. No head. Aroma was mostly Mocha and dark chocolate/possibly like chocolate covered cherries after you bite it. Nice semi buttery mouthfeel. Flavor was Chocolate,coffee,a bit of roastyness with a slightly bitter finished. I noticed no hops, Dark fruit,licorice or anything else that others have. This bottle was about 9 mos old and served at 50- 55 degrees in a wine glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Bottle. First and fore most the mouthfeel-awesome. Coats the whole mouth without being sticky. First flavors to come out are roasted malt, toffee, salt (yes, it is slightly salty), brown sugar, raisin, molasses, and caramel. Secondary flavors are butter, apple, and alcohol. Very nice bitter finish that leaves some bitter on the back of the tongue. A very good example of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2006 08.300.04 Rating #500 12oz bottle via trade courtesy of jsquire. Pours black and thick with wisps of dark brown head. Aromas are deep and meant to be pondered. Hazelnut, coffee, black chocolate, dark cherries soaked in whiskey, deep and sweet molasses. Vinous. Palate is thickly coating yet slick and with a pleasing, tickling eff. Flavors in accordance with aromas plus a trace of licorice, pitch, rum soaked fruitcake. The beer closes out with a tremendous bitterness, not at all harsh. A wonderful beer, thanks again Jeff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2004
Dark as night and thick brown head. Malt, Coffee, dark Chocolate, burnt toast Deep aromas. Thick rich with a lingering finish. Chocolate, Coffee, Toffee, burnt toast though not overpowering, the flavors continue to develop minutes after you swallow. Awesome, rich, lingering, depth, complexity, multifaceted, intriguing, great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2009 Pour was definitely that of motor oil. Jet black with no head. The aroma was rich and complex. This was not a beer for pounding. I really picked a bad time to drink it. Itís an incredibly hot day outside and I already had a few in me. The flavor just wasnít what I was looking for. A sipping beer to be sure. Huge thanks to Robertsreality for providing me with 3 bottles. I will have to give this beer a better chance when I have more time to sit and enjoy it.8/3/4/5/14
RERATE: 2003 bottle consumed February 2007. Three years old. The top pops off silently... crap. Probably gonna be flat. Pour is solid black and oily. No head at all as a result of depleted carbonation. Aroma is a beautiful mix of chocolate, liquorish, and coffee roast. This is way beyond what I remember. Flavor is the a delicate mix of the the same flavors hinted at in the aroma. Body is slick and oily over the tongue. It hardly even needs the carbonation to be considered great. Fantastic. 8/4/8/5/18

ADD RATING: 12oz bottle from 2003 consumed in 2008, approx 5 years old. The pour is flat with no head. The aroma is amazing. Strong rich chocolate and mild roast. I canít wait to taste. The flavor has become more and more chocolaty. There is just a touch of alcohol but the flavor and body are right on. Great stuff even after several years. 8/3/8/4/18
12oz 2006 Bottle consumed in 2009. Silky black pour with a nose of chocolate and a touch of smooth roast. This beer is really tough to beat. The finish has just a touch of bitterness remaining.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Finally got my hands on this one thanks to my Michigan buddy. Pours incredibly thick and black as hell. Sweet, choclatey nose. Wow, what a full flavor. Very thick. Sweet malts, quite a hop bite with some alcoholk warming. Chocolatey. So full flavored and complex. One hell of a beer. Definitly a sipper. Gonna drink this one reallly slow.

   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.

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