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RATINGS: 2711   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
5/IV/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - bottled: 10/II/12 (2014-338) Thanks to Jeremy for the bottle!

Dark brown to black beer, creamy dense beige to brown head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: some chlorine, cocoa powder, sweet, dark chocolate, some caramel, charcoal. MF: soft carbon, full body, smooth texture. Taste: fruity start, berries, little sourish, caramel, sweet, lots of chocolate, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: pretty bitter and hoppy, sweet caramel, mocha, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, sugary touch, very yum yum!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (546) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. One of the best and it gets better with age. Pours jet black. Smells like dark fruit, chocolate and alcohol. Tastes like it smells. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2014
A - 4/5 - nice dark brown black beer with a mocha head that dissipates quick due to the high abv A/smell - 10/10- dark coffee, dark chocolate, espresso, smoke T - 10/10 - dark coffee. Espresso. Roasted notes. Bonfire, smoke, jerky. Cream. M/palate - 5/5 - very thick, alc covered , aftertaste roasty chocolate malt, espresso, smokey O - 19/20 - great imperial stout. This is the 2012 batch so 1.5-2 years old

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1389) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours dark black, oil like. Lots of cocoa, dark fruit, and even bitter cocoa on the nose. Palate is the same, but I also get some roasty characteristics in this one. Finishes pretty smooth for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 22, 2014
On tap. Poured a nice dark chocolate with a decent khaki head. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a little alcohol on the nose. Taste was toast, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and some plum. Got some alcohol along with a medium bitter to start but it turned almost sweet to finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nehpets (23) - - APR 17, 2014
Best non bourbon aged stout ever. Great pour. Finish shows that it is well made

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smroush (26) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
Sweet caramel, toffee flavors, but not overwhelmingly sweet, especially given the alcohol level. A bit of dried fruits. Long finish. Complex flavors. Roasted coffee flavors, hint of smokiness. Remarkably full bodied. Almost "well used machine oil", but in a positive way. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (590) - 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 (1113) - 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 (2530) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Macgregor’s. 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.

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