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RATINGS: 2678   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewsWITHbeer (7) - Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2012 bottle into a pint glass. Poured with a thick, 1 finger mocha head. Head does not last very long. Aroma of chocolate, roast and a bit of alcohol. Lots of roast in the taste. Lots. Has almost a smokey flavor from all the dark malts. Alcohol is well hidden behind all the roast. Medium viscosity. Each sip clears the pallet well. Well balanced even with all the roast.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (117) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours dark black, oil like. Lots of cocoa, dark fruit, and even bitter cocoa on the nose. Palate is the same, but I also get some roasty characteristics in this one. Finishes pretty smooth for the ABV.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (36) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 22, 2014
On tap. Poured a nice dark chocolate with a decent khaki head. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a little alcohol on the nose. Taste was toast, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and some plum. Got some alcohol along with a medium bitter to start but it turned almost sweet to finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nehpets (23) - - APR 17, 2014
Best non bourbon aged stout ever. Great pour. Finish shows that it is well made

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smroush (9) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Sweet caramel, toffee flavors, but not overwhelmingly sweet, especially given the alcohol level. A bit of dried fruits. Long finish. Complex flavors. Roasted coffee flavors, hint of smokiness. Remarkably full bodied. Almost "well used machine oil", but in a positive way. This is a great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (302) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
12 oz bottle @ home. Thanks Al! Pours jet black with a minimal tan head. Nose is full of roasted dark malts, chocolate and some light vanilla. Nice thick mouth feel. Taste is chocolate, lots of roasted malts, some liquorice, light smoke and some sweet fudge.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tnkw01 (960) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Whoa!!! This was a big beer. Black, velvety, thick. Big chocolate cooled head. Aroma was coffee, chocolate. Taste, was thick, rich coffee and chocolate but one can still detect the hoppy undertone. Really great!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ron (2352) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Macgregor’s. Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is heavy roast and sticky smelling with some caramel, molasses and some dark cocoa. The flavor is huge and rich with a dark slick body, featuring notes of dark cocoa nibs, roast black malts, a bit of molasses, dark earthy caramel and a warming boozy dark cocoa finish. Sweet and roasty, full of sticky black malts and mild sweetness. The alcohol is hidden well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
migajos (79) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Apprearance: oily, black, with nice brown head. Aroma: milk chocolate, nuts, dried fruits, christmas cake, figs. Taste: although it’s 10,5% vol., I couldn’t feel alcohol. In taste also some coffee, again figs, nuts, chocolate, very rich! Nice long bitter pleasant aftertaste. Nice ballance between sweetness and bitterness. Can not feel saltyness, which is good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mclendpm (1) - - APR 7, 2014 does not count
12 oz bottle, poured to a snifter. Jet black with lacey tan head. Aroma is huge dark fruit and complex malt, with coffee/roast overtones. Flavor is smooth and rich, with notes of dark raisins, roast and melanoidins. Hop bitterness on the medium high side, but not detracting. Worth coming back year after year.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illiniphil (122) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
12oz bottle. 2013 aged 7 months. Pours pitch black with minimal tan head. Dark goodness of burnt chocolate, coffee, caramel, aged fruits. Very smooth. Everything a RIS should be. Highly recommend if you can find it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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