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RATINGS: 2922   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   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 (856) - 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 (14067) - 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 (616) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (1274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Vertical flight at Hackney’s Printers Row. 2012 - smooth and nutty, bit of a metallic finish. 2013 - in its prime. Nutty, mellow coffee, sweet. 2014 - sweet, bitter ashy hops. 2015 - tastes quite young and green compared to the rest.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingi (593) - - JAN 30, 2016
Bottled 9/11/15. Aroma is coffee, roasty. Black beerdark brown head. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness,. Palate is full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish medium sweetness, bitterness and sweetness in balance.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2243) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle from el cerrito, california. Black color, nice brown head. Aroma has smooth roastiness, chocolate, coffee, some vanilla. Full balanced body, chocolate, vanilla notes, nice hoppy end. Nothing special but nearly perfectly made stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
tsadich (26) - Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Super dark. Raisin smell, with a good thick foam head from a strong pour. Good when temped up, but not a go too. Thick lingering taste that is a solid stout but not to my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (778) - - JAN 23, 2016
The best brew of the night. I couldn’t even tell this was an imperial - so smooth and little bite with great chocolate and espresso.


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