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RATINGS: 2710   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 13, 2001
Pours like MOTOR OIL! Super thick, chocolatey. Some burnt aromas, flavors. Extremely heavy and thick on the tongue. There’s no way this could float on a Bass. Alcohol spice on the tail. This thing is an absolute MONSTER TRUCK - big kick, big dark aromas and flavors, whopping bitter and heavy hardy feel. I wish I loved stouts more... This is the most stouty stout I’ve ever tasted. Big thanks to PROC!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2001
Opens with an incredible vinous nose. Is perhaps a bit shy on carbonation, but it really doesn’t matter: this is a huge, complex, wonderful beer. Pleasantly sweet with all sorts of flavors going on: chocolate, coffee, loganberry jam, a bit of tar for good measure...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2001
This is one of my all time favorites. It is a glass of big roasty blackness with hops to match. Tastes quite good after a couple years in the basement too.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 This beer is a pot roast in a bottle. Some stouts fall short on flavor after extended drinking...not this. Aromas and flavors of black licorice, dates, motor oil, and burnt meat. You should almost cut it 50/50 with club soda. This is truly an awesome beer, and I’m going to cellar a bunch of it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2001
Excellent stout. Almost too thick and intense for me. This would be perfect after a long expedition. Very, very complex and good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2001
Very well named; this beer is quite a journey through alternating states of lovely roasted sweets and dark, complex bitters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2001
This is intense. This beer is so black that it’s purple. More flavours than I care to count...chocolate, licorice, coffee, its all there. Tastes of alcohol present in the finish. Damn Good!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lil-dabz99 (54) - Lake Linden, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2001
I am not a big fan of this kind of beer but I must say this stuff is really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 9, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2003 I"ve been workign on this rating for the last 2 weeks and now that I"ve finished all the Expedition I can get I"ll do this. Nose is like rocking Germania after a 48’ night, just incredie. Slight Alcohol, Chocolate and more Flavors then I know to mention, complete roller coaster ride. No flavors are slight, they only seem that way in relation to everything else. Coffee, candy, molayses, maple syrupy, a bit of soy, chocolate, hopped to the moon. Pure Bliss

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2000
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 ravishingly rich, choclate/roasted/ coffee/alcohol aroma that could bring a man to his knees. thin brown head and midnight black body. starts out soft then the alcohol hits followed by extreme roasted coffee. the hops come out in the finish along with sticky bitter choclate that turns more milk choclate over time. stays in your mouth forever and keeps changing. this IS my favorite beer and Bell's is THE best American brewery! $55 a case is an absolute steal, buy lots and keep it around for special occasions or when you want your mind blown!

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