johnnymusky (404) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 beer tastings...jesse...i have been wanting to try this one for awhile....picked up a sixer...pour is black with a nice creamy bubbly head....nose is dark chocolate and berries....mouth is same....very smooth beer....velvety and delicious....way stoked try...gonna cellar one bottle....rerate in a year...
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap. A really nice imperial stout. Layers of roasted and chocolate malts. Balanced bittersweet flavor, alcohol very well hid.
eRock_2013 (301) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasantly surprised to randomly find this renowned brew on tap; Expedition Stout had been on my to do list for a while and it did not disappoint. Poured a thick jet black with just a hint of reddish hue, long lasting dark khaki head. Aroma of coffee bean, chocolate malt, maybe some fruity (cranberry?) notes. Smooth and full-bodied on the palate, a solid thick beer that truly meets that "meal-in-a-glass" description. Taste is mostly rich coffee with a little dark chocolate, not as complex as others as claimed, but still enjoyable. One of the most impressive aspects of this brew was the minimal booziness despite the high ABV, finished refreshing with no tartness, a at least in my experience. I would be interested to try this from the bottle next.
beeratarian (129) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick black with tight 1/2 inch dark brown head. Aroma is licorice, dried fruit and toasted bread. Flavor is dried cherry, brown sugar, roasted malts, some hops are still lingering. Alcohol is more dominant in this fresher bottle (8-22-14). Finishes more dried fruit and lots of roasty malt. Age makes this beer near perfect. I have had more than 75 of these and they always deliver. Top five beers that are not rare. Unadulterated goodness!
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour into snifter. The bottle is from September 2013 - so just over a year on it. This is a ’wow’ beer. Kicks up an excellent inch high brown tan head. The deep dark color here and appearance is outstanding. No major nose until this warms - at which point woody and tobacco notes come out. Mouthfeel here is creamy and full without any stickiness. Dried fruit - raisin and fig come in on the palate. Roasted and dark chocolate notes provide a grounding without overwhelming the balance here. Walnut and tobacco on the back end. A real treat.
seymour (1533) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz longneck bottle into a nonic glass. Opaque black colour, brown foam, lasting with lace. Malty, bready, toasty, caramel, toffee, kacao nibs, extremely roasty, lots of burnt grain bitterness to blend with the hoppy bitterness. English-style hop flavours: earthy, flowery, woodsy. Tannic, tart, reminiscent of cherry pie, plum wine, smooth alcoholic warmth. Medium-heavy body, well-rounded mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, complex long-lasting aftertaste. Here is a perfect example of how good Russian Imperial Stout can be WITHOUT any bourbon barrel aging or any kind of trendy flavour additives. This beer is as delicious as everyone says. Highly recommended.
egg (113) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle on 12/21/14. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. Nose is dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, soy sauce or beef. Taste is sweet chocolate, dark fruit, some coffee, brown sugar, so good. Mouthfeel is thick and gooey. Amazing.
bubblehouse (575) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good stout. Has a really nice aroma and a nice roasty taste. Looks great and easy to drink.
Petkus331 (297) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very coffee and chocolate with hints of vanilla. Appears coffee bean brown, thin ring of foam, minimal lace. Tastes of sweet milk chocolate, then some coffee, then fades into bitter dark chocolate, the ending is like dark chocolate melting in your mouth. Overall, beautiful.
firstsip (540) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pitch black. Some minimal head/lacing. Nose of pure roasted malt. Full, rich body. Tastes of sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, mild raisin. Very rich and roasty. Tastes strong without being too boozey.