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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (467) - - MAY 25, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a jet black with lasting beige head. Aroma is massive: chocolate and coffee bitterness, roasted malts, a lactic complexity. Flavor is huge and palate coating: above plus a fruity sweetness over the roasted malt bitterness. Clean finish - outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Draft. Poured black with a tan head. Bitter sweet chocolate and molasses aroma. Bitter, dry on the palate with coffee a coffee, molasses, cocoa flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pictoman (511) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Poured from 355mL bottle (pkgd 07/26/13). Creamy jet black with tan head. Nice balance of chocolate and coffee with some subtle sour-sweet raisin and smoked characteristics. Mild alcohol notes. Texture quite creamy. Full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (151) - - MAY 11, 2014
Look: pours a dark black. Very thick. Has a dark grown head that is also thick. Leaves heavy lacing on the side of the glass. Smell: very sweet smell like chocolate candy. Dark dried fruit. Taste: coco powder flavor. And bakers chocolate. Bitter coffee flavor. Feel: thick on the palate, leaves a thick film on the mouth. Overall: good beer. Slightly sweet. Coffee flavor comes out as it warms up. First drank: home 5/11/14

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (370) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Poured into a tulip glass. Opaque black with tan head. Improved as I drank, started a little roasty but mostly bland. As it warmed up I’m getting black licorice, vanilla, star anise. Pleasant beer to experience as it changes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (487) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 26, 2014
Very cocoa chocolate aroma and flavors. Almost a dark chocolate mud like character. Deep flavors and very nice in that respect. Masked alcohol. Very smooth and really a great stout. Just have not been fully in love with the style to rate it super high ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (778) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2014
2012 on tap. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of dark malts and coffe. Taste of chocolate, coffee, and hops at the end. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4680) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
5/IV/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - bottled: 10/II/12 (2014-338) Thanks to Jeremy for the bottle!

Dark brown to black beer, creamy dense beige to brown head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: some chlorine, cocoa powder, sweet, dark chocolate, some caramel, charcoal. MF: soft carbon, full body, smooth texture. Taste: fruity start, berries, little sourish, caramel, sweet, lots of chocolate, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: pretty bitter and hoppy, sweet caramel, mocha, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, sugary touch, very yum yum!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (544) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. One of the best and it gets better with age. Pours jet black. Smells like dark fruit, chocolate and alcohol. Tastes like it smells. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2014
A - 4/5 - nice dark brown black beer with a mocha head that dissipates quick due to the high abv A/smell - 10/10- dark coffee, dark chocolate, espresso, smoke T - 10/10 - dark coffee. Espresso. Roasted notes. Bonfire, smoke, jerky. Cream. M/palate - 5/5 - very thick, alc covered , aftertaste roasty chocolate malt, espresso, smokey O - 19/20 - great imperial stout. This is the 2012 batch so 1.5-2 years old

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