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RATINGS: 2729   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.

Cakes' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cakes (363) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2010
12 oz. bottle. A dark, thick deep beer with strong tastes of chocolate . It also tastes like something was burnt malt with a hint of some coffee as well. Grabbed one of these by accident from my son in lawís fridge when I was mowing at his place. Drinking this while mowing in 93 degree heat is not a best practice! It really knocks you down - LOL (with its 10.5% ). A very fine pour. Well done Bells. Not too refined. Pure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (277) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours black query a thin khaki head. Aroma is alcohol and dark chocolate. Taste is strong of dark chocolate and alcohol. Not bad but a bit much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eaglebones (34) - Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a short dark tan head. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, and molasses dominate. Heavy body and smooth and creamy on the palate. Lingering boozy warmth on the tongue. Sweet with flavors of chocolate and coffee, and nicely balanced with hoppy bitterness. Really nice stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
whundley3720 (6) - Norlina, USA - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
Wonderful beer! I really enjoyed this beer. Starts with a nice dark fruit taste then turns into more chocolate and coffee overtime. Itís also a nice bitterness in the taste from the roasted malts. As it warms up there is a boozy alcohol taste. So be careful if you drink this one! This beer will cellar very well!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Thought this was very good. Tasted a bit like chocolate and was very dark. A bit bitter. Immensely complex flavor. Overall I was impressed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (806) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
This pours a pitch black color with a slight light brown head. The aroma is rich and very malty. The taste is rich, robust, and very flavorful. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
justkoehn (5) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
Little deep brown head and strong lacing. Chocolate with alcohol aroma. Light carbonation on the tongue. Chocolate and coffee taste with strong alcohol bite afterwards. Very good imperial stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
berntholer (944) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
dense chocolate beige head fades with structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma bit boozy, hint of coconut, caramel, chocolate. taste is slight sweet, bitter chocolate, liquorice, ashes with a long bitter chocolaty finish. velvet mouthfeel, soft carbonation. very nice balance and smooth, abv well hidden, a real treat to drink! bottle 35,5cl / bd feb-2012

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
asmall (16) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Unbelievable chocolate bomb! Great aftertaste that lingers.Alcohol well hidden.One of the great stouts! Sit back put your headphones on and enjoy on a cool fall night! You might not get out of your chair!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2190) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, burnt, licorice aromas. Roasty, licorice, malty, syrupy flavors. Very nice full bodied stout. Not my favorite, because it has some black licorice flavors that Iím not a fan of, but itís still a top notch stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (870) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a deep brown to black color forming a medium and nice thin bubbled beige head. Medium to low retention and only few spotty lacings left on the glass. A thin layer persists for quite a long time S: Strong roasted malts and coffee aroma. Licorice and very earthy yeasts. Strong notes of wood too. Very earthy and boozy in the end T: Strong roasted malts, mainly. Strong notes of coffee, brown bread, licorice, oak, earthy yeasts. Upfront taste is slightly sweet and molasses but, in overall, itís very bitter and roasted. Intense. And really bitter as an American Imperial Stout should be M: Heavy, thick, creamy and molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Intense roasted and bitter aftertaste O: Great drinkability. An American RIS classic [ BA Review @ 7/3/2013 ]

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