RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3055   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.


ThisWangsChung's rating

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/21/2012. 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a pitch black color. No "really dark brown" bollocks, this one is nearly perfectly opaque. The head is a one finger tan color that gives Ten Fidy a run for its money in terms of darkness. The retention is pretty good, and a thick collar around the glass diameter lingers nicely. S: I immediately notice a large amount of dark fruits, like raisins, currants, and plums. Beneath that, there’s a bit of licorice, anise, coffee, chocolate. and light booze. Very similar to a revved-up version of the Stone IRS - if we can compare it to any other RIS on the market, that is. T: The flavor seems roastier than the aroma. Roasted malts open the flavor profile with a punch to the face, before a fruity midtaste and alcoholic, vaguely hoppy finish. Even for an imperial stout, the balance is lacking. Really, the palate is just beat down with roast, bittersweet dark fruits, and booze. Not much subtlety here - it’s aggressive and even harsh. If there was any beer that was more suitable for drinking after a year in the cellar, this is it. M: Thick as a brick. I can’t think of any other way to describe the bigness of the body. It finishes with a lot of wet slickness and lingering roasted malts. It certainly feels decadent, but again, the big booze detracts instead of complimenting the flavor profile. O: This one is a bit harsh, frankly. Good news is, aging it will kill that harshness stone dead. Bad news is, I only bought a single bottle. Damnit. Then again, I’m of the school of thought that a beer should be consumed as soon as its purchased, so the middling scores stand.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Axile (71) - SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle from SB. Black with a brown head. Aromas of coffee, liquorice, fudge, soy, chocolate and some dried fruit. Tasting notes are pretty much the same with a little smokey touch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mesjasz (1002) - Lodz, POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Aromat... Praktycznie nie używam tego deskryptora, ale ciśnie się sam mózg. Pumpernikiel. Jest paloność, zboże, toffee, czekolada. Fajny. Smak lekko gorzki i lekko słodki. W sumie z piciem goryczka narasta. W smaku duża paloność, pumpernikiel, popiół, mocno palona kawa, wytrawne kakao. Posmak długi, wytrawny, kawowo i pestkowo gorzki, w tle nuta alkoholu. Ciało średnie do pełnego, faktura oleista i wysycenie poniżej średniej. Nie jest to mój styl stouta, trochę zbyt gorzki i wytrawny, goryczka na finiszu jak w solidnym ipa. Ogólnie smaczny ale bez rewelacji.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
axl (564) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016
355ml bottle, 2015 vintage. Black with one finger brown head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate, coffee, dark malts, light roasted tones and rich dark fruits. Taste has a nice initial bitterness with roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate giving way to rich dark malts and some dark fruits and ending again on a bitter roasted note. Filling, slightly chevy, mouthfeel, low carbonation and bitter roasted aftertaste with some very high cocoa chocolate notes and noticeable alcohol warmth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
avantdagare (232) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016
2015 vintage. 3 finger tan head, black body. Nose: Figs, dates, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, resin, soy-sauce, espresso, milk-chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Taste: Licorice, dark bitter chocolate, cacao, coffee, dates, raisins, resin, grapefruit, roasted malts, soy-sauce, milk-chocolate and espresso. Long, very bitter ending. Wow!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (1939) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 27, 2016
butelka, prezent, warka z 11/06/15. Wyglad jak wyglad, piwa zazwyczaj sa ladne. zwlaszcza jak nalac do rantu, wiec nie nalalem do rantu.

Aromaty bardzo intensywne i fajnie zlozone, jak dla mnie najwiecej tu pumpernikla, kawy, czekolady, alkoholu, ale sa tez jakies ciemne owoce (sliwki suszone), jakies pralinki czy insze cholerstwo z bombonierki, nieco palonosci, popiolu... zeby nie to, ze sie nie znam, to bym pewnie znalazl jeszcze 23 inne nutki. Sprawia w aromacie slodkie wrazenie.

W ustach niby tez slodkie, ale z przerwa na wytrawno goryczkowe klimaty (ta goryczka to solidna jest, ryli), by przejsc w dlugi znow wytrawny i ciut nawet kwaskowaty posmak kawowy... fajny efekt. Nie ma wrazenia jakiegos wielkiego ciala, ale jest dosc syropowe i lepiace usta - wystarczajaco by nie marudzic, za malo by sie podniecac. alko zamaskowane... yyy... prowizorycznie ;) ale zamaskowane. Chyba nie sciemniaja, ze do lezakowania przeznaczony, zeby kazdy sobie palete mogl pod siebie dobrac - normalnie jak na Komesie :)

ewidentnie bardzo bardzo fajny, klasa, niemalo sie w nim dzieje, ale tez ewidentnie mozna znalezc takie bardziej pod moj przeslodzony gust i pod delikutasne podniebienie :)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
karpik (675) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Chocolate, coffee, roastiness, vanilla in nose. pours jet black with beautiful tan lacy foam. Taste is medium sweet with lots of chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla, ash. Medium bitter finish, full body, oily mouthfeel. Overall amazing stuff, really delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (607) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark colour beer with a small beige head. Roasted malts with coffee and chocolate some notes of licorice. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1060) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Svart vätska med ljusbrunt skum. Doft av kakdeg, torkad frukt, mörk choklad och farinsocker. Söt och rostad smak. Choklad, vanilj och lite kaffe. Krämig munkänsla med bitter avslutning. Djup och fyllig svans.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (294) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2016
I det närmaste svart med ljusbrunt skum. Kaffe och mörk choklad i doften plus lite sötare ljus choklad. Mycket fyllig och rund i mun. Mörk choklad, kaffe och aningen tamarind, en liten fin beska på slutet. En mycket angenäm imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (2321) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2016
Good aromas of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Luscious flavor of coffee, chocolate, licorice, soy and some sweetness. Good bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Towards the end it becomes dry but still good. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 306


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50