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RATINGS: 3069   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (1540) - SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2016
@ Agards všg 10/9-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with dark chocolate and coffee, also sweet with notes of dried fruits. Body is full, the finish is bitter and roasted with dark chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bygers (1155) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle 0,33l at Akkurat Pub, Stockholm. Pours a deep dark brown color with a large brown head. Aroma is bold and lightly boozy with notes of alcohol, dark chocolate, raisins, licorice, vanilla, rum. Taste is medium sweet with dark chocolate, dried fruits, raisins, licorice, light soy sauce and burning alcohol. Full bodied with good carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dahlstrom (322) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2016 355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a small mocha head. Nose: strong aroma of roasted malt, coffe, sweet chocolate, brown sugar, soy, dried fruits, light fruity hopiness.Taste: bittersweet chocolate, biscuits, brown sugar, coffee, resin and alcohol. Mouth: full body, with a oily texture. Soft carbonation. "It is a little rough in the aftertaste at the moment (alcohol and roasted bitter), but I think some years will make it absolutely perfect."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Booga (82) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2016
$14.99 / 6. Bottled on 8/22/14. Re-rated after aging 2 years. The aging has worked wonders. Pours thick with no head at first. Slight carbonation bubbles up a thin dark brown ring that persists through drinking the entire glass. Inky black viscous appearance. No light gets through this one. Intense roast and chocolate flavors. Slight bitter finish but not overpowering. Aging has mellowed out the harsher flavors of the fresh bottle. Some sweetness gone but slightly sweet. Truly world class stuff. Iím amazed that this stuff is always sitting on the shelf after the season ends. Donít know what people are thinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (466) - Mora, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2016
Pitch black color, small brown head. Chocolate aromas, roasted malt, raisins, soy, dates, slight tart. Taste is the very essence of imperial stout. A sweet chocolate and raisin taste perfectly balanced by the bitter roasted and soy flavors, like taking a big bite out of a dark chocolate bar. Complex and straight forward at the same time. Slight alcoholic during the finish. In short - I like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeyo1 (694) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle @ home. Pours a pitch blŚ k liquid with a beige to brown head. Aroma is sweet and roasted with intense notes of dark chocolate, espresso, dark fruits, vanilla and licorice. Big mouth feel and a smooth yet sharply rosted taste. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, licorice, Ash, raisins. Nice coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeersweden (588) - SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2016
Almost black beer with a two finger high, beige-brown head. Lacing clings on the glass.

This sure looks delicious!

Nose: Mocha, sweet roasted malt, molasses, brown sugar, dark syrup, coffee, dark but sweet chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit and leather.
Taste: Ohhh... Smooth, sweet, dark taste of coffee, chocolate, licorice, mocha, molasses, vanilla, grain and fudge. Mouth: Full, absolute full mout! Thick and creamy, oily texture. Smooth. Sweet and dry ending.

So beautiful!
Iím in love :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MayumiH (984) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a pitch black colour. Wonderful chocolate aroma. Rich with notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, liquorice and dark fruits. Very flavourful. Top notch.

   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pedro_Pinho (174) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 1, 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 a barrel aged version would taste like...humm!

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