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RATINGS: 2958   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Tons of malt. Caramel and coffee notes as well. Thick, black, true to stout form. 2012, roasty and malty. Thick to almost greasy on the tongue. Good imperial stout, cant wait to age it.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rask0lnikov (498) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black colour. Thin line of beige froth on top. Coffee beans, cocoa, chocolate, cream, hints if vanilla in the aroma. Milk chocolate and some cocoanibs at first. Slight coffee in the middle. Littlebit spicy. Chocolate in the end. Intensive roast. Very well bakanced, very well drinkable, not so heavy bodied, wonderful imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kustie (693) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle@konttori. Opaque black color with tanned small head. Aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, salted licorice, coffee. Taste is huge malty and starts quite sweet but ends with long bitter and dry aftertaste. Flavors of coffee, licorice, caramel, dark fruits, tobacco, bitter elements. Oily mouth feeling. Intense in taste and excellent aftertaste. Outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Percy0103 (497) - MEXICO - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. A dark beer with a small brown head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, alcohol, nuts and some hops. Taste is bitter with a delicious toasted malt character. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, oily and smooth. Perfectly balanced aftertaste of floral hops and malt. An extraordinary Imperial Stout

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sdaniel90 (775) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. Opaque with a large, frothy brown head. Deep roasted, dried fruit, hoppy, alcohol aromas. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich, smooth and creamy. Delicious chocolate and roasted character into a creamy bitter finish. Astounding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andy_ (1031) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2016
330 ml bottle@Kultainen Apina
Strong licorice. Thick palate, almost like a Dark Horizon kind of extra strong IS. Some alcohol feel but not disturbingly. Very enjoyable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
basaywhat (154) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2016
12 oz bottle. It pours black with a dark brown head. It has aromas of chocolate, coffee, and cocoa. It has a rich, creamy texture with flavors of sweet chocolate, black coffee, and cocoa. Amazing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1597) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 21, 2016
355 ml bottle from Saveur Bière, pkgd 11/06/15. Thanks to Werckmeister!
Pitch black, oily body, with a small, dense, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of espresso, liquorice, soy sauce, cocoa, dark chocolate, tobacco, spices, vanilla, dark fruits.
Tastes of various, intense coffee notes, tobacco, wood, liquorice, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, dark fruits, some soy sauce, some hops.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes dry, roasty-bitter, wooden, with coffee beans, liquorice, tobacco, dry cocoa, spices, some soy sauce, some bitter hops.

Tasty, although I was expecting a bit more maybe. Intensely roasty-bitter and dry, almost a bit harsh, with lots of coffee and liquorice notes. Not my preferred kind of an Imperial Stout, I like it a bit smoother, while still a great style example I would drink again.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (388) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Big, intense stout, that manages to drink incredibly smoothly. Loads of roast, treacle, earthy, moderate bitterness, moreish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fantti (888) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Pullo @ Saveur-Biere. Kaatuu snifteriin todellisena moottoriöljynä, paksuna ja sysimustana. Vaahto on niukkaa ja suht nopeaan katoavaa. Tuoksu on hieno paahteen ja lakritsin liitto, kupikin tasavahvana ja hienon täyteläisenä. Suklaata on myös melko reilusti ja hedelmäisyyttä on vähän tukemassa. Maussa lakritsi ottaa hieman vahvemman roolin, ollen osin salmiakkistakin. Paahdetta on, mutta jää lakritsin alle, mikä sopii minulle. Lievää tupakkamaisuutta ja hedelmää on myös joukossa. Makeutta on, mutta ei älyttömän paljon. Suutuntuma on paksu ja täyteläinen, alkoholi kutittelee myös kielellä ja olettaisin, että humalointi on ollut melko runsasta jossain vaiheessa. Hieno IS, laadukas, täyteläinen ja riittävän monipuolinen, että saa hyvän nautinnon. Lakritsisen puolelle kääntyvä, mikä sopii minulle paremmin kuin hyvin.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcflylanister (58) - madrid, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2016
Botella. Presencia negra opaca con corona beige compacta y persistente. Carbonatacion media baja. Aroma intesnso a maltas torrefactas, algo de pan y licor. En boca perfecto balance entre alcohol y maltas, notas intensas a caramelo cafe y licor con un perfecto toque amargo para finalizar. Muy buena


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