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RATINGS: 2704   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 17/20
bursprak (448) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
12 oz bottle @ home. Thanks Al! Pours jet black with a minimal tan head. Nose is full of roasted dark malts, chocolate and some light vanilla. Nice thick mouth feel. Taste is chocolate, lots of roasted malts, some liquorice, light smoke and some sweet fudge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tnkw01 (1058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Whoa!!! This was a big beer. Black, velvety, thick. Big chocolate cooled head. Aroma was coffee, chocolate. Taste, was thick, rich coffee and chocolate but one can still detect the hoppy undertone. Really great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ron (2459) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Macgregorís. Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is heavy roast and sticky smelling with some caramel, molasses and some dark cocoa. The flavor is huge and rich with a dark slick body, featuring notes of dark cocoa nibs, roast black malts, a bit of molasses, dark earthy caramel and a warming boozy dark cocoa finish. Sweet and roasty, full of sticky black malts and mild sweetness. The alcohol is hidden well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
migajos (152) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Apprearance: oily, black, with nice brown head. Aroma: milk chocolate, nuts, dried fruits, christmas cake, figs. Taste: although itís 10,5% vol., I couldnít feel alcohol. In taste also some coffee, again figs, nuts, chocolate, very rich! Nice long bitter pleasant aftertaste. Nice ballance between sweetness and bitterness. Can not feel saltyness, which is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mclendpm (1) - - APR 7, 2014 does not count
12 oz bottle, poured to a snifter. Jet black with lacey tan head. Aroma is huge dark fruit and complex malt, with coffee/roast overtones. Flavor is smooth and rich, with notes of dark raisins, roast and melanoidins. Hop bitterness on the medium high side, but not detracting. Worth coming back year after year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
12oz bottle. 2013 aged 7 months. Pours pitch black with minimal tan head. Dark goodness of burnt chocolate, coffee, caramel, aged fruits. Very smooth. Everything a RIS should be. Highly recommend if you can find it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CpyNPrnT (335) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
I cannot believe I have not rated this yet. Aged only 2 months. Aroma is dark fruit figs, chalky, plums, chocolate, resins. Taste seems to change every sip. Chocolate, dark fruits, lots of dark roasted malts. Aftertaste is medium to long with the alcohol slightly more pronounced. An absolutely great beer! Will definitely cellar some bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
toxichop (329) - South Gate, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
P: Completley black with a thin dark brown head. S: Roasted barley, chocolate, molasses, coffee, rum, and dark fruits. T: Dark chocolate, burned coffee, roasted malt, nuts, oak, balers chocolate and some soy. M: Thick and chew with some bitterness. O: Whoa what a big ass non-ba beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jb (2158) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2014
At long last got my hands on this. Donít really trade so been looking for it in various bottle shops that sell Bellís since roughly 08. W00t, they sell Bellís here now. At the total tap takeover at tap and Mallet. Appearance is a solid 5/5. Dark, great looking tan head, dark with no highlights. Great retention. Nose is hefty chocolate dominated affair, with a bit of coffee and roast. Full rich mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (572) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
From a 4oz sample. Iíd like to get my hands on a bottle of this sometime. Aroma is really good with chocolate, bourbon, and soy sauce. Taste has more of the soy and hint of bourbon, with some vanilla and wood. Full body, creamy and smooth.

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