DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really am torn about this beer....I know I know - it’s awesome, it’s from Bells, it’s an Imperial Stout....that being said, it’s way too concentrated - really high in alcohol taste, in other words this will drink like a meal and feel like you drank twenty beers. The torturous part about this review is the initial taste of this beer is everything I love about stouts - chocolate richness, coffee and smoky flavors reside in the mouth feel for minutes. I think this beer deserves another try, but for my palate is too much power....
FlandersNed (50) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. 2014 vintage. Had/have MANY vintages of this consummate example of the style (’97 is still the best). Great w/10 months on it but better with age. Rich, hoppy, chocolatey goodness! Full+ body and full-carbonation.
andrepintado (1976) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle thanks to bytemesis. Thanks man! Dark color with thin brown head. Medium thick smooth body. Medium high bitter, light sweetness. Flavour is liquorice, chocolate, nuts, coffee.
neepsntatties (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by "hannont". Colour...very dark brown with no head. Nose...brown sugar, molasses and dark chocolate. Palate...quite dry and ashen with lots of dark chocolate and burnt sugar. There’s bitterness on the palate and dryness on the finish. This was a 2010 and has held up well!
Bosbouw (1939) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede goudbruine kraag. Ruikt vol, vanille, crème, bitterzoet. Beetje alcohol, chocolade. Smaakt vol, bitterzoet, koffie, vanille, crème. Beetje drop-achtig. Mooie volle bitterzoete nasmaak. Dikke structuur. Fantastisch!
ctipping (271) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally reviewed 3/15/2013. 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 10068, 12/17/2010. Inky viscous black that yields only the slightest tinge of brown at the edges. Not much of a head. Thin khaki collar around the edge with just a lonely dime-sized island of foam roaming the surface. I can smell the molasses from the open bottle. Tons of molasses. A stronger sniff unveils booze, licorice, and ashy burnt malt. Taste is molasses again. Really creamy in the middle with just a little bit of sweetness and then the onslaught begins. Licorice, dark fruits, the darkest chocolate. Burnt pieces of chocolate, really. Ashy and extremely bitter. Booze comes back at the last gasp and bites the throat. Low carbonation, boozy, nearly acrid in its ashy bitterness. And yet it manages to be creamy and delicious. Every complaint I have ever had about fresh Expedition Stout has turned into an attribute in this bottle. Two years has done this very well.
hman43 (620) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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. It packs a bitter sweet punch on the palate.
Savage_Night (141) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 11 months old. Pours black with minimal head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: coffee, chocolate, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, herbal hops, slight bourbon, roasted malt, spice, earthy and candied sugar. TASTE: coffee, chocolate, caramel, herbs, citrus, alcohol, vanilla, spice, smoke, soy sauce, dark fruit, slight bourbon and hop bitterness. AFTER TASTE: dark chocolate bitterness, spice, coffee and dark roasted malt with and oily boozy feel.
Worsenma (46) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the darkest, thickest, maltiest stout I've ever had. Really hoppy with a great aftertaste. Really heavy but really tasty.
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vikingguy (930) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick and inky with large foamy tan head. Chocolate and a light wisp of alcohol on the nose. Taste- wow, incredibly rich and chewy. Roasted chocolate malts slam your taste buds. Less dominant flavors include honey, coffee, raisin, tobacco and alcohol. Giant Stout. It's easy to see why stout lovers love this ale so much. It's really good but just not my style.
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ghostbeer (53) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and rich, with aromas of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Little to no head retention. Very warming and decadent. Drinking this in July, not usually the style I go for, but I didn’t have the will power to wait for cooler weather.