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RATINGS: 3053   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.

brokensail's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
A: The pour is viscous and lightly carbonated with a thin layer of mocha colored head. S: Even after a little more than 4 years, this beer is still a little bit boozy. Alcohol notes come through immediately with lots of dark fruits and licorice. Dark chocolate and burnt sugar fill in the back end along with a strong roast. T: Surprisingly bitter with lots of roast and coffee notes, particularly on the back end. Dark chocolate, licorice, burnt sugar, and dark fruits make up the bulk of the flavor profile. The booze is a bit more subdued than I was expecting. M: The body is medium to full with a low but ample carbonation. D: I think one bottle is enough, but this is a fine beer indeed. One that can certainly hold up to (and in some cases, benefit from) again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
axl (564) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016
355ml bottle, 2015 vintage. Black with one finger brown head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate, coffee, dark malts, light roasted tones and rich dark fruits. Taste has a nice initial bitterness with roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate giving way to rich dark malts and some dark fruits and ending again on a bitter roasted note. Filling, slightly chevy, mouthfeel, low carbonation and bitter roasted aftertaste with some very high cocoa chocolate notes and noticeable alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
avantdagare (232) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016
2015 vintage. 3 finger tan head, black body. Nose: Figs, dates, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, resin, soy-sauce, espresso, milk-chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Taste: Licorice, dark bitter chocolate, cacao, coffee, dates, raisins, resin, grapefruit, roasted malts, soy-sauce, milk-chocolate and espresso. Long, very bitter ending. Wow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (1936) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 27, 2016
butelka, prezent, warka z 11/06/15. Wyglad jak wyglad, piwa zazwyczaj sa ladne. zwlaszcza jak nalac do rantu, wiec nie nalalem do rantu.

Aromaty bardzo intensywne i fajnie zlozone, jak dla mnie najwiecej tu pumpernikla, kawy, czekolady, alkoholu, ale sa tez jakies ciemne owoce (sliwki suszone), jakies pralinki czy insze cholerstwo z bombonierki, nieco palonosci, popiolu... zeby nie to, ze sie nie znam, to bym pewnie znalazl jeszcze 23 inne nutki. Sprawia w aromacie slodkie wrazenie.

W ustach niby tez slodkie, ale z przerwa na wytrawno goryczkowe klimaty (ta goryczka to solidna jest, ryli), by przejsc w dlugi znow wytrawny i ciut nawet kwaskowaty posmak kawowy... fajny efekt. Nie ma wrazenia jakiegos wielkiego ciala, ale jest dosc syropowe i lepiace usta - wystarczajaco by nie marudzic, za malo by sie podniecac. alko zamaskowane... yyy... prowizorycznie ;) ale zamaskowane. Chyba nie sciemniaja, ze do lezakowania przeznaczony, zeby kazdy sobie palete mogl pod siebie dobrac - normalnie jak na Komesie :)

ewidentnie bardzo bardzo fajny, klasa, niemalo sie w nim dzieje, ale tez ewidentnie mozna znalezc takie bardziej pod moj przeslodzony gust i pod delikutasne podniebienie :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
karpik (673) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Chocolate, coffee, roastiness, vanilla in nose. pours jet black with beautiful tan lacy foam. Taste is medium sweet with lots of chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla, ash. Medium bitter finish, full body, oily mouthfeel. Overall amazing stuff, really delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (595) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark colour beer with a small beige head. Roasted malts with coffee and chocolate some notes of licorice. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1060) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Svart vätska med ljusbrunt skum. Doft av kakdeg, torkad frukt, mörk choklad och farinsocker. Söt och rostad smak. Choklad, vanilj och lite kaffe. Krämig munkänsla med bitter avslutning. Djup och fyllig svans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (292) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2016
I det närmaste svart med ljusbrunt skum. Kaffe och mörk choklad i doften plus lite sötare ljus choklad. Mycket fyllig och rund i mun. Mörk choklad, kaffe och aningen tamarind, en liten fin beska på slutet. En mycket angenäm imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (2321) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2016
Good aromas of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Luscious flavor of coffee, chocolate, licorice, soy and some sweetness. Good bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Towards the end it becomes dry but still good. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (907) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Flaska från SB. Svart med lite beige skum. Doft av choklad och torkad frukt. Lite spritig i smaken men ändå rund och fin. Choklad, kola och russin i smaken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (481) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with thick beige head. Coffee aroma with coffee and cocoa taste. Rich and creamy with some liquorice and cocoa after taste.

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