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RATINGS: 3071   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

rmussman's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Sampled in a 12 oz bottle that was aged over five years. A stunning brew. So creamy and smooth. Shared with four people and a drop was not wasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knasputte78 (608) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2016
Svart och fin. En väldigt tydlig, ren och balanserad Stout. Smakerna sitter där de ska, mycket god. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MasDen (137) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - OCT 26, 2016
Aroma: burnt malt, fruits and alcohol ether, coffee, dark chocolate, prunes. Appearance: dark, with small brown head. Taste: full-bodied, complex taste, with alcohol and a pleasant bitterness. Dry finish. Palate: full body, viscous, nice soft warmer, light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7058) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2016
Black oil with a fine beige head. Ok lacing. Decent intensity in the aroma. Full body and a soft carbonation. Oily texture. Nice mellow sweetness. Not cloying in any way. Well masked alcohol. Coffee, some roast, chocolate, toffee and some dried fruits in the flavor.
[Bottle from a trade with Nisse666]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DroolYeast (1103) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle @ home. Aroma of roasted malts, vinous booze, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate. Black with tan head, not lasting. Taste is light+ sweet, alcohol sweetness and moderate malt bitter. Full body, oily thick feel, roasted vinous feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehaak26 (126) - - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Pours black with thin khaki head. Lots of malt, chocolate, roast, molasses and some fruit. definitely sweet in a good way. Very complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Dang! Thatís tasty. Itís like opening a bar of dark chocolate mixed with rich toasted (almost burnt) grain. Taste is strong, bold and deliciously chocolate, malt, toffee, raisins. Pours like spent motor oil--nice work. Finish is not too sticky and has a nice bitter punch. Age this for when the zombie come...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (2605) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours an oily black colour with a brown creamy foam head which leaves some lacing. Nose of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, booze. Flavour is roast, malty, molasses, rich chocolate & coffee, dark fruits, some hops, and earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted bitter finish. Nicely balanced, very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HerrBierkoenig (1179) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2016
0,355l bottle from 100pŪv, Bratislava, Pours dark black liquid, minimal dense creamy brown head, Aroma: coffee, espresso, milk, sweet, coffee liquor, dark chocolate, Christmas sweets, spicy, rich malty, cake dough, Taste: heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light to medium sour, dark chocolate, espresso liquor, spicy, caramel, red candied fruits, Palate: full body, soft carbonation, creamy to oily mouthfeel, long chocolate esspresso liquor aftertaste, Overall: exccelent brew, enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (2504) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2016
Botella 33 cl en el Lupulo 28..08..2016. Lote 15025 PKGD 11..06..2015 (embotellada). Color negro intenso con poca espuma beige oscuro. Aromas y sabores intensos maltosos costados con buenas dosis de cacaos vainilla ligeras lactosas y muy suave amargo final. cuerpo medio a intenso fino algo lŪquido y cremoso al final pero fŠcil de beber. para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (582) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
Aroma of licorice, leather, chocolate, burned sugar, raisins plum. Taste is very complex, plum, licorice, chocolate, with a solid roasted coffee chocolate and herbaceous bitterness. To me one of the very best "clean" Imperial Stouts with Ten Fidy.

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