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RATINGS: 2878   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSteveBrule (32) - - NOV 9, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a coffee froth head. Aroma isn't very strong, mostly toffee. Taste has alcohol bite with a strong roastiness. Mouthfeel is thick, but not very creamy. Alcohol and hops bite on the front end. Alcohol follows down the throat and hops linger on the palate. Apart from the high ABV, this one is definitely a one and done for the night. Great beer, though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (294) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Dark charcoal colored beer with a late forming billowing root beer float head. Nose of cocoa powder, dark coffee, and aged balsamic vinegar. Flavor is rich with burnt pumpernickel, espresso, and prunes overlaying a smoky charred bitterness on the finish. A bit of acid hits at the end too. Extremely flavorful, but one at a time is more than enough.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (188) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2015
12 oz bottle - pours motor oil black with and a thin tan head. Complex aroma of espresso, dark chocolate, anise, earth and tar. A taste is even more layered with flavors of chicory, burnt toast, chocolate, licorice, peat and a bitter coffee finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chadmasontx (28) - - NOV 6, 2015
Terrific RIS. Pours black with a tan head. Smells of big roasted malts. Taste is the same with notes of chocolate and nuts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Birrananda (32) - - NOV 6, 2015
Amazing. Pours a deep dark medium foamy one. Aroma is of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs and liquorice. Taste is of creamy melting dark chocolate, liquorice. Gently roasted caramel malt. Mouth feel is full bodied and creamy rich. Aftertaste is bitter, hoppy and an interesting heat, but not overstaying. All flavors are complex and so well accomplished. Extraordinary RIS for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JGeezle (7) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2015 does not count
Awesome! The pour is jet black with a little tan ring for a head. Aroma is beyond belief. A full, thick body.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RickReallyBrew (78) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Just like the deScription. I drink a lot of Imperial Stouts. Yeti aged in Bourbon barrels, Big Bad Baptist, the Czar, etc. This one deserves the rating of 100. Simply delicious. Chocolatey, flavorful and screams for a scoop of ice cream!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (516) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, coffee, molasses Appearance: clear black, brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, damn, that’s excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
edbast (38) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Very big stout. Warms the tongue. Rich mouthfeel, thick, the booze it there but tucked away. Classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevec (26) - Galena, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Great large production imp stout. Might be a little more subtle in taste than previous years, might just be me.


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