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RATINGS: 3049   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.

konstifik's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
konstifik (573) - - AUG 16, 2011
Please start export this to Sweden, Bells. Pours a thick black with a oily brown head. Flavour is packed with dark chocolate along with some smooth coffee notes, a bit of caramel and a hint of red berries. Medium-strong but smooth roastiness that follows through from the first sip to long after you’ve finished the beer. There’s a very quick notion of chocolatey sweetness before the roasty bitterness takes over completely and builds up itself. There is no alcohol in the flavour whatsoever, only a very slight warming sensation which makes this beer very drinkable. I still took over an hour to finish a 12 oz bottle but only because I wanted the goodness to last for as long as possible. Just a notch above almost every imperial stout I’ve ever tried.

   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 (1059) - 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 (280) - 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 (2313) - 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 (906) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (606) - - SEP 17, 2016
Flarra rest Krokiusgatan . Medel till fyllig imperial Stout. Omedelbart mycket kaffe . Ganska torr med bitter choklad och en tydlig syra. Lång fin eftersmak. Medelhårt kolsyra. Fiin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1880) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours pitch black with creamy, khaki head. Aroma of liquorice, wood, coffee and dried fruit. Taste of dark, bitter chocolate, liquorice, leather, ash and slight coffee. Dry and quite bitter. Big and bold but a little bit too bitter for me to give out higher scores.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4818) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
(Bells Expedition Stout) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, vintage 2013. ABV 10.5% Pitch black colour on the body, tall and thick dark beige head with average retention. Aroma is heavy on the roasted malts, alcohol, light vanilla, some coffee notes on the background. Nice taste, more coffee now and chocolate too, vanilla, notable alcohol, roasted malts, coal, mocca. Medium thick body, good carbonation, very sticky on the palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2391) - SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours pitch black, with a thick brown head. Massive, roasted aroma, layers of chocolate, coffee, licorice, chestnut, tobacco, ashes, caramel, dark fruit, hops. Semi-sweet, full bodied (and beyond), high but balanced bitterness, creamy CO2. Complex taste, everything from the aroma is reflected, rich, silky smooth, chocolate, licorice, tobacco, caramel, hops. Long, rich finish, lingering bitterness, very well balanced. Impressive. (2016-09-10) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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