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RATINGS: 2917   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5079) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, floral. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, roast. Medium full body with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, toffee, taste is similar, chewy, dry, sweet, thick.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (2123) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Heavy dark brown, nice tan dusty film. Nose is oddly dark malty spice, a bit of chai but very tar choc. Initial taste is a chisled roast, meaty and a thick steep of malt. Carbonation is surprisingly punchy and the mouthfeel is creamy. Finishes smoith, light spice and a chewy fatty choc good time.

Bottle fae Citizen Brock and Garvie 2014 batches from the same year, Pig Out Tasting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (7119) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
Many thanks to CH-303 for this bottle! The beer is thick, deep and black. Malt, smooth, dark roast. Long aftertaste, plums, raisins. Extremely viscous. Great and deep!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1065) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
Une bière dégustée en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina que j’avais vraiment très hâte de déguster. Même si cette bière n’est pas bien difficile à obtenir, je me faisais un devoir de la déguster dans une circonstance choisie. Un liquide parfaitement noir et d’une densité irréprochable. La mousse caramel brûlé se forme tranquillement, d’abord en une pré-mousse des plus riches, ensuite dans une couverture noble et soutenue. Une fois la mousse réduite à un mince anneau, mon verre demeure taché de cette crème brûlée. Magnifique! Un nez qui me plaît peu ou plutôt, qui me déçoit. Je n’y note rien qui vaille une 16e place au rang RateBeer. Des malts rôtis, de la fumée et une étoile de badiane, comme on en retrouve très fréquemment dans les RIS d’Europe du Nord. Des grains de café grillés. En bouche par contre c’est une toute autre histoire. Des saveurs évolutives soutenues par une texture crémeuse et onctueuse. L’attaque est marquée par un doux caramel presque salé. Puis suit une mélasse, un chocolat noir et finalement un café bien torréfié et amer qui persiste jusqu’à la gorgée suivante. Une bière délicieuse que l’on retrouve presque partout à 3USD. Un rapport qualité / prix des plus difficiles à battre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Aroma is dry, roasty, faint wood, vanillin, and alcohol. Heavy bodied and viscous with muted carbonation. Pours like used motor oil with a small coffee-colored head. Sweet coffee, roasted malt, good baking chocolate, raisin, smoke, tart plum. Strong sweet and bitter finish. Needs some age.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Caramel, chocolate, coffee. This is another example of greatness. Bells is a great beer maker. Pour is almost jet black. Aroma is bitter and sweet. Taste changes as it warms. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (854) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Coal charred wood aromas. Dark dark brown tan ring of head. Dry roasted chocolate charcoal slurps down like a velvet milkshake in the best way possible.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (13979) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2016
12 fl. oz bottle. Pours opaque black with a mid-sized good lasting brownish head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, intense chocolate and coffee, some wood. Taste of strong dark roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, warmy alcoholic finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (611) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle to tulip. Jet black with a thin tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is malty, oak, coffee, and cocoa. Taste is roasted malts, licorice, coffee, vanilla, and cocoa. Thick and delicious.


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