Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - APR 28, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this is so badass! Tastes like dark chocolate truffle with plum filling that has been covered in espresso, toffee, and bourbon. It is hopped perfectly so as to give it complexity and bite but not enough to throw off the balance. The only thing that keeps me from giving a perfect rating is the whole soy sauce thing, its definately there and I dont think its a plus. If you like big take no prisoners imperial stouts this has got to be got...
bubblehouse (503) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good stout. Has a really nice aroma and a nice roasty taste. Looks great and easy to drink.
Petkus331 (280) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very coffee and chocolate with hints of vanilla. Appears coffee bean brown, thin ring of foam, minimal lace. Tastes of sweet milk chocolate, then some coffee, then fades into bitter dark chocolate, the ending is like dark chocolate melting in your mouth. Overall, beautiful.
firstsip (504) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pitch black. Some minimal head/lacing. Nose of pure roasted malt. Full, rich body. Tastes of sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, mild raisin. Very rich and roasty. Tastes strong without being too boozey.
Cuso (5065) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from GreatDane1632, many thanks, man. Almost black color with medium beige head. dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa beans. Taste, dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate, rum raisins, vanilla, licorice, Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Excellent sipper.
LetsGoState (611) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is small tan head with very dark color. Aroma is sweet chocolate malt. Taste is creamy chocolate and roasted malts with a kick of alcohol. Overall a very solid stout.
ericdevin (885) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottling, via Justin D. Pours a dark opaque brown/black, decent amount of creamy looking tan head. Aroma dry and earthy, baking chocolate, cocoa. Body full and roasty, with a surprisingly sweet finish, caramel, figs, dates. Not my all-time favorite, but understanding of the ratings.
coombuyah26 (7) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Picked up a single bottle at Vintage Estates in Boardman, OH. Poured straight down the middle of a snifter, very thin light brown head that dissipated quickly. Pours like old motor oil, and I mean that in the best way possible. I appreciate the wide range of aromas that people detect in this, but all I smelled was dark chocolate. The whole beer smells like a 70% cocoa chocolate. Surprising amount of carbonation up front, taste is very bitter. Obviously very roasty and malty, but there’s some pininess about it for sure. On the back end all that classic Russian imperial stout stuff shines through: coffee, chocolate, date, plum. Really heavy mouthfeel, to be expected from a beer that is nothing to trifle with. Gets much better as it warms. Overall, a bold take on the style that doesn’t make me feel like I’m drinking alcoholic hot chocolate.
PhilJackson80 (376) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 12/11/14. Bottle from Lukas Liquor Kansas City. Pours to a jet black color with a small dark tan head. Aroma had light chocolate with coco & dark fruit. The taste was smooth with a mild bittersweet flavor of chocolate raisins, dark fruit & a slight boozy finish. Overall one of the best stouts I've had the pleasure of trying.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
whitehotg8 (57) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am cellaring a bunch of these so bear with me on this. I have had both a fresh and one year old side by side last evening. Both poured into their own snifters, respectively. Beautiful black base with uniform dark khaki heads on each. Aromas of roasted coffee, cocoa, dark bittersweet chocolate, figs, licorice and brown sugar. The fresh snifter was definitely a touch more bitter, the year old had the "edge" taken off a bit. I would also say the year old was just slightly more sticky in mouth-feel maybe a little sweeter as well. Towards the end I blended the two together and finished up. Surprisingly not as bitter in the blend as well so that was nice to see. You need to get some of this Imperial stout if you’re able... the quality is with the best of them and for the price per six pack you really can’t go wrong. Put some aside and enjoy the Expedition!
Klimaet (296) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small mocca brown head. Aromas of dark sweet fruits, pretty big malty notes coming up, fruity coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, light salty licorice. Taste is more malty up front, salty licorice, dark fruits, raisins fruity coffee, very dark bitter chocolate, heavy roast.