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RATINGS: 2922   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1728) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2016
12 ounce bottle, Batch #13592, packaged on 10/23/14. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a while. Thereís also a lot of lacing. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, coffee, and roasted malt. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but thereís also some vanilla noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is full, itís creamy, smooth and a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Itís been years since Iíve had one, but itís still as good as I remember it being. A classic, great stout that I really need to drink more often!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
QuezXLV (415) - Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Almost a perfect appearance for a stout … black color and thick foamy dark brown suds. Deliciously smooth feel and heavy notes of chocolate and bark. Stouts like this the best because they don't have that bitter bite. - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueshockey24 (318) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours black with thin brown head. Aroma is Sweet, Malt Chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate malt with a warm chocolate finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (544) - SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2016
Backlog, August 6, 2015. Thanks for sharing rlgk! 2012 Pitch black with a thin lacing head. Quite bitter with a nice saltyness and soy sauce. Very enjoyable!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shawnmurphy (11) - Plattsburgh, USA - JAN 11, 2016
12-ounce bottle pour. Pitch black with dark brown head that dissipates instantly. Aroma: earth, like dirt with earthworms and an ashtray -- yet in a good way! Flavor is rich; oily mouthfeel. Taste lots of sweet, dark fruits (figs, raisins, dates, molasses) at the forefront with a lingering prickly bitterness. Pleasing balance for a Russian Imperial Stout. Soothing alcohol burn follows. I love this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours extremely dark brown with a lasting cream dark tan head. Nutty, roasted coffee aroma with slight hints of bitter dark chocolate. Flavor profile follows the aroma with a bit of alcohol burn. Good malty bitterness. Smooth thick creamy body. Bold slick, lasting roasted coffee aftertaste. Very nice lacing. Overall perfect brew for a cold winter day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
parkerj (51) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2016
This isnít exactly a fair rating, but Iím not really sure how to grade this. Right when itís released, itís very good. With a year or more on it, itís amazing. Iím rating based on how it is when its released, because "cellaring" at home could be hit or miss depending on your investment.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olenickj (23) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Aroma: Sweet caramel and light coffee. App: Amazing black with tan head. Taste: Bitter chocolate with coffee backing. Palate: Long dry finish. Overall: Delightful.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Turboninja (427) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Strong almost pungent aroma of slightly sweet dark berries, licorice, chocolate, coffee and a hint of alcohol. Reddish pitch black color with small beige head. Strong superbly balanced taste with licorice, dark berries, coffee and somewhat roasted malts. Wide taste spectrum and medium/long aftertaste with coffee and roasted organic malts. Strong body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, superb product that perfectly combines sweet and malty flavors. Aroma could be stronger and aftertaste longer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brownaler (481) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Soft cream head with a rich toffee aroma. Aftertaste is nutty with a bit of fig. and a sweet chocolate roast Havenít had a beer this great in a while.


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