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RATINGS: 2817   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
This is really freaking good. Probably my favorite of the midwestern heavy weight stouts like Darklord and Bourbon County.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (2763) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle by Cuso, thanks! Aroma rich malty, coffee, sherry-like, raisins. Pitch colour. Taste is once again rich dark malty, chocolate, roasted, toffee, raisins, very nicely balanced. Also quite easily drinkable considering the ABV. Alcohol hidden well. Excellent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MisoW (2186) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle by Cuso, many, many thanks for this one. Pours dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, vanilla, coffee, plums, dark chocolate, cherries, lot of dark fruits. Very nice sweet cherries in the end with warming alcohol. Great beer, great one...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshmcg000 (369) - Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours jet black with big tan head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Big heavy malty body. Lots of roast and chocolate, dark fruit, little smoke. There is a pretty big bitter hoppy bite also. And some alcohol. Very big beer, yummy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
I tried this is a series of imperial stout and it finished right around the middle of the pack. Good competition, though, since this was a fantastic beer in its own right. Deep coffee character, some licorice and lingering bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnymusky (488) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
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...

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap. A really nice imperial stout. Layers of roasted and chocolate malts. Balanced bittersweet flavor, alcohol very well hid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eRock_2013 (319) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2015 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. No less creamy or flavorful from the bottle, impressive! Actually a bit of aging in the bottle strengthens the chocolatiness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (150) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2014
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.


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