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RATINGS: 3051   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (205) - ITALY - SEP 2, 2016
33 cl bottle, poured in snifter. Finally. Pours black and dense like petrol, extremely thin and dark brown head. Smells huge, already potent from 30 cm: vanilla, dark fruity, meringue, milk chocolate, complex barrel notes, with bourbon and rum. Tastes lots of cocoa and dark chocolate, very malty character, caramel, some bourbon again, espresso and woody notes coming through towards the end. Medium plus sweetness, which has a lovely initial bite followed by a medium to high roasted bitterness. Full bodied, creamy and oily, soft but present carbonation, long finish. Extremely tasty and smelly, balanced and so well blended, mellow but never cloying with just the right amount of bitterness, with all the barrel and spirit complexity added. This is Speedway Stout and few others Imp. Stouts "goodness" level, a world class RIS that kept all the great expectations I had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pedro_Pinho (163) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2016 Pours pitch black with a minimum brown head. Great malt and coffee aroma. Well balanced taste, rather sweet with caramel at start, ending with a strong roasted coffee biterness. Really nice stout, wonder how the barrel aged version would taste like...humm!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Furseth (2087) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle: Black colour, big brown creamy head. Aroma of vanilla, wood, dark choclate, candy, caramelly, coffe, and nice complex aroma. Flavor had a smooth nice mix og coffe, dark choclate, coffe, nice dry bitter nes in the end. Medium to full body, long finish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (193) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2016
Nice deep dark brown with brown head. Aroma is sweet and toasty and has a sharpness to it. The alcohol is present in the aroma as well. The brew is very full bodied and the taste is moderately sweet and smooth up front and quite bitter in the finish. Lots of grinded coffee bean taste in the finish. Good tasting but not among the most complex of its kind I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstyrabbit (1740) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle (bottled on 11/06/15). Pours a dark body with a medium tall tan head. Aroma has hoppy/tarry notes of dark chocolate and dark malts. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet and roasty taste with dark cocoa and licorice, finish is hoppy and warming. It reminds me of Founders Imperial Stout but the level of complexity is not quite up there - it feels like this one has less layers and the hopping is more robust. Also, the alcohol presence is a touch more visible (although they are both 10,5 %). It only lacks the "wow" factor of it’s fellow Michigander. Other than that, it’s still a solid textbook example of a classic Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle. Black, creamy foam. Great aroma: coffee, chocolate, port wine, brandy. Taste: burnt barley and coffee, brandy, chocolate, port wine, caramel, prunes, dried fruits, cakes, hop bitterness. Great one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Tastes of vanilla and coffee. Treacle like oiliness on the palate. Tasted at Gents Bier Festival 2016

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2016
Shared by Maakun at Maakun back from US tasting. Black with light tan head. Sweet roasted chocolate malts. Molasses, chocolate, sugar cane, heavy roasted note, almost coffee like. Toffee. Big sweet, medium bitter. Full body, sticky heavy slick body. Soft carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle shared. Black with small beige head. Lots of dark chocolate, oats, molasses, some bitter coffee, dried leaves, lots of roasted notes with some licorice. Medium sweet and bitter. Full bodied with creamy feel. Great classic imperial stout, nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OrthoDoc (185) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2016
What a beer! 9 months old. Aroma of rich roasted malt, tons of dark fruit, coffee, and sweet chocolate. Incredible smooth taste of heavily roasted malt, sweet chocolate, brown sugar, and coffee. Mild coffee like bitterness. Huge thick coating mouthfeel. The taste lingers on the palate. Alcohol only present slightly with warming in the chest. World class. Typically I don't like RIS's but this one is incredible. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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