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RATINGS: 2993   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (4596) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
35,5cl bottle at Pudel, Tallinn. Pours almost pitch black with a modest, beige head. Ooh, rather intense aroma of roasted malt, lots of chocolate, some dark fruits, licorice, coffee and hints of caramel and spices. Certainly some sweetness too it, but complex and flavourful with a nice bitterness. Surprisingly smooth with well integrated alcohol. Yes, some waring alcohol, but quite well camouflaged. Excellent brew - and dangerously drinkable!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (281) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2016
Pours pitch black with a thin line of nougat colored head. Aroma; Coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and some dried dark fruits and plumes. Taste; Rich coffee flavour, dark chocolate, some vanilla and dried dark fruits.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GC1379 (15) - - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle - pours dark/black - dark tan head - taste cocoa light booze caramel sweetness - sweetness nicely balances the big bitterness on the pallet - bitterness hangs on a little longer than I'd like. Overall I love it!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (797) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
In the glass it is very opaque with a medium head. The aroma has some dark roasted fruits like plums and figs with some mild cocoa. Taste is smooth but big. There is some cocoa, licorice, oatmeal and some mild booze. Long smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (698) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2016
2014 bottle. This is exactly what a classic, non-barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout should be. It’s big, full of flavor, and pitch black, but it’s also not at all aggressive, and it seems to just confidently let you find out how good it is without any gimmicks. There’s a lot of bitter chocolate flavor, but I was also impressed by the sweet malt / raisin flavor that they integrated as well. Just a great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2736) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle. Thick black with a medium/large dark brown head with good lace, retention and regeneration. Sweet nose with sugar, cocoa and dust. Soft flavour with chocolate, earth/soil/wood, cocoa, molasses. Full body, no alcohol showing, filling sweetness with balanced bitterness. Good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aherbelste (71) - - MAY 15, 2016
Pretty damn good. Excellent presentation, with a decent and tanned foam and deep black color. Aroma is typical Russian Imperial Stout, which is a lot of roasted, and some coffee hints, between a heavy alcohol presence. Taste is excellent, very smooth and ballanced. Maybe more hopped than the average imperial stout, giving it a little bit of extra bitterness. Full body, dense texture, and a very long sweet and raspy finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1250) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 14, 2016
According to Bell’s, this is one of the first Imperial Stouts to make an appearance in the U.S. As remarkable as that is, it’s even more impressive that it’s still one of the best. Expedition pours viscous and pitch black with a tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee, dessert wine, and burnt malt aromas. Tastes like cocoa, blackened malt, booze, caramel, coffee, black currant, leather, tobacco, black tea, and smoke. Beautifully smooth feel. Despite being a big beer, Expedition is exceptionally smooth. It’s full-bodied and moderately warm, yet still a very easy beer to drink. Phenomenal.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humpah (79) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
0,33l bottle at Harry’s, Jyväskylä. Brewed 11/06/15. Coffee, vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, maltiness, fruitiness and some sweetness in the aroma. Medium to thick body. Oaky notes, some alcohol as well. Complex and rich IS.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (1521) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 14, 2016
(Thanks, Gene! "Travlr") Bottle. A- Dark fruits, port wine, roasty, dark chocolate, subtle smoke. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Tobacco, leather, roasty, bitter cocoa, subtle espresso. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth dry finish. O- Got this bottle fresh and painfully held back from drinking it to get about a year of age on it. Supreme beer indeed. Textbook perfection in just about every way. Beautiful all around.


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