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RATINGS: 2794   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2009
One of those beers Iíve just never rated for some reason....I guess itís about time. Full of chocolatey roasted malts. Some coffee...a little soy...the usual flavor suspects. This bottle was a couple of years old I believe, but the bitterness is still fairly assertive. Smooth as can be for a 10.5% stout. This is just a beautifully made beer thatís full of flavor. We enjoyed some orange slices and split some dark chocolate along with our bottle, which made for a fine dessert. If youíre looking for a perfect dessert stout that is full of flavor, yet well-rounded, this is it.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (910) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pleasant aromas of coffee, dark malt roast, toffee, espresso, dark earthiness and a slight liquid yeast scent. Appearance is black with a very thin brown foam. Taste is very thick with an extremely heavy black malt characteristic upfront followed by notes of thick chocolate syrup, toffee, coffee roast, roasted malts, burnt caramel, espresso, dry earthy malts and dark wort. Finishes moderately boozy with more roasted malts and coffee roast. Overall, this is a really really nice Imperial Stout with a huge body and complex flavors. A+ rating.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RedSox2004 (1374) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Opaque pitch black with a smallish brown head and very nice viscous lace. Wonderful bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee aromas with rich dark fruit and molasses. Chocolate and coffee stand out in the flavor profile, with subtle contributions from molasses, figs, chicory, booze and smokiness. Beyond full bodied, creamy silky smooth mouthfeel, minimal carbonation, and a decadently lush rich finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
rproff78 (137) - - FEB 27, 2015
Oh my god! So good!!! I can't even explain how good it is! Wow wow wow wow wow wow

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutgap (39) - Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle to snifter large frothy dark lasting head with excellent lacing. Heavy aroma of bread,malasses,roast ,coffee, and chocolate.Full bodied with a creamy texture, thick sticky mouth feel, with a long finish. This is Beer!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
partchapol (52) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Taste and smell of coffee and cacao, deep dark brown color, look thick but right texture. somewhat bitter, taste good and not fade off when it warms down. Another great beer from Bellís.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
venettafields (10) - - FEB 21, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle with date 08/22/14. Pours a thick, black color, with just the slightest deep brown highlights on the edges, and a dark brown, thin head, the darkest head Iíve seen to this point. Smells just chocolately, kind of roasted chocolate granola, just a little alcohol there. Taste is incredible. So chocolately, roasty, but that oatmeal is still there. I donít believe they use oats in this, but Iím getting oats. And the mouthfeel is incredible. So luscious, full, smooth. I was blown away the first time I had this. One of the best standard imperial stouts available.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (688) - Apopka, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours jet black with minimal brown head. Aroma is roasty with some slight hints of booziness. Heavy coffee and dark chocolate notes with some sweetness. Heavy and thick on the palate with roasty finish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle at Torst, New York. Colour is deep black with almost no head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, dark chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts. Lingering taste. Quite amazing in fact.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anthony850 (315) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Strong alc. With chocolate and a fruity taste. Will let the others age a little. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (700) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2015
On draft. Black with beige head. Chocolate aroma. Really smooth chocolate and dark fruit taste. Very fine beer.


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