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RATINGS: 2705   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (595) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbeatdano (46) - - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle 2013 Pour- black, small amount of creamy reddish, tan head. Aroma- roast coffee, chocolate, red licorice, raisins, prunes, small amount of booze Taste - sweet dark fruit turns to bitter, burnt malt, with medium booze taste. Also bitter hops taste in the finish. Palate- medium bodied, oily mouthfeel with soft carbonation. The finish is actually kind of short and bitter. Awesome imperial stout. Complex and satifsying with a nice balance of sweet and bitter. I have 2 of these in my cellar and canít wait to see what time does with them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 6-pack of 12 oz bottles ($16.99) dated 9 months ago from Hy-Vee Muscatine. Black appearance with minimal brown head, lingering. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, oak, toffee, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts and light bitter hops. Similar flavor, adding a touch of dark fruitiness. Rich, sweet and balanced flavor. Full body, thick and creamy, yet pretty easy to drink. Perhaps the best beer that comes in a 6-pack. Fairly priced at $17 (approx. $5 a bomber). I wish I could get this in CO.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (692) - - MAR 22, 2014
2012 bottle. Black, tan head, some lacing. Nose is dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, mocha, dark fruits, raisins, roasted malts. Lasting bittering hops and bittersweet chocolate on the finish. Sticky syrupy mouthfeel. A touch too much carbonation for my liking. My favorite regular RIS. Even Zhukov and Southampton RIS are a step below. Would love to try this with a few years on it and/or on cask.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Georgen89 (1) - Chicago, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
Tasty, dark stout that pours very thick. Overall itís a very good beer that tastes great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Batch 9971 (2010). Black with a great chocolate head. Aroma is liquorice, soy sauce, molasses, coffee, vanilla. Velvety/syrupy mouthfeel, roasty on the palate with a little booze burn on the finish. Taste is liquorice, coffee, roasted malts, soy sauce, wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joeworrall (83) - USA - MAR 14, 2014
poured from a bottle, probably 5 months old, this beer had to work hard to produce a thin brown head... Other than that, I canít find any faults with it. It has a subtle coffee aroma, smooth mouthfeel and delightful slightly sweet, slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (492) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
On tap at Beer Authority, NYC. Black black black with tan foam. Aroma is very big malt profile; dark choc, mild soy sauce, rich. Taste is so syrupy and full bodied - dark malt, oats, sweetness, so oily. Lingering roasty sweetness. Really like this vibe. Though sweetness is a little intimidating. Does it need a bit of age? Like syrup. Nice finish - mild bitterness with a malty destruction of the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cobaink2 (60) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Poured with little head. But did have a slight caramel tinge to it. Nose of dark roast coffee, molasses and chocolate.and drinks about the same. Every taste an adventure. The dark coffee taste is very interesting to me. Solid beer. Especially that it is non barrel aged. Would love to see thus distributed to WA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is of sweet aged fruit chocolate. Flavors are more of a burnt chocolate in multiple levels of fruit and roasted malt. A nice oily mouth feel.

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