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RATINGS: 2956   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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.


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4.7
   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Percy0103 (495) - MEXICO - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. A dark beer with a small brown head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, alcohol, nuts and some hops. Taste is bitter with a delicious toasted malt character. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, oily and smooth. Perfectly balanced aftertaste of floral hops and malt. An extraordinary Imperial Stout

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sdaniel90 (773) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. Opaque with a large, frothy brown head. Deep roasted, dried fruit, hoppy, alcohol aromas. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich, smooth and creamy. Delicious chocolate and roasted character into a creamy bitter finish. Astounding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andy_ (1031) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2016
330 ml bottle@Kultainen Apina
Strong licorice. Thick palate, almost like a Dark Horizon kind of extra strong IS. Some alcohol feel but not disturbingly. Very enjoyable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
basaywhat (153) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2016
12 oz bottle. It pours black with a dark brown head. It has aromas of chocolate, coffee, and cocoa. It has a rich, creamy texture with flavors of sweet chocolate, black coffee, and cocoa. Amazing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1597) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 21, 2016
355 ml bottle from Saveur Bière, pkgd 11/06/15. Thanks to Werckmeister!
Pitch black, oily body, with a small, dense, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of espresso, liquorice, soy sauce, cocoa, dark chocolate, tobacco, spices, vanilla, dark fruits.
Tastes of various, intense coffee notes, tobacco, wood, liquorice, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, dark fruits, some soy sauce, some hops.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes dry, roasty-bitter, wooden, with coffee beans, liquorice, tobacco, dry cocoa, spices, some soy sauce, some bitter hops.

Tasty, although I was expecting a bit more maybe. Intensely roasty-bitter and dry, almost a bit harsh, with lots of coffee and liquorice notes. Not my preferred kind of an Imperial Stout, I like it a bit smoother, while still a great style example I would drink again.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (386) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Big, intense stout, that manages to drink incredibly smoothly. Loads of roast, treacle, earthy, moderate bitterness, moreish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fantti (887) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Pullo @ Saveur-Biere. Kaatuu snifteriin todellisena moottoriöljynä, paksuna ja sysimustana. Vaahto on niukkaa ja suht nopeaan katoavaa. Tuoksu on hieno paahteen ja lakritsin liitto, kupikin tasavahvana ja hienon täyteläisenä. Suklaata on myös melko reilusti ja hedelmäisyyttä on vähän tukemassa. Maussa lakritsi ottaa hieman vahvemman roolin, ollen osin salmiakkistakin. Paahdetta on, mutta jää lakritsin alle, mikä sopii minulle. Lievää tupakkamaisuutta ja hedelmää on myös joukossa. Makeutta on, mutta ei älyttömän paljon. Suutuntuma on paksu ja täyteläinen, alkoholi kutittelee myös kielellä ja olettaisin, että humalointi on ollut melko runsasta jossain vaiheessa. Hieno IS, laadukas, täyteläinen ja riittävän monipuolinen, että saa hyvän nautinnon. Lakritsisen puolelle kääntyvä, mikä sopii minulle paremmin kuin hyvin.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcflylanister (58) - madrid, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2016
Botella. Presencia negra opaca con corona beige compacta y persistente. Carbonatacion media baja. Aroma intesnso a maltas torrefactas, algo de pan y licor. En boca perfecto balance entre alcohol y maltas, notas intensas a caramelo cafe y licor con un perfecto toque amargo para finalizar. Muy buena

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3968) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
20-MAY-2016, bottle @home, from Mikkeller & Friends Bottleshop. Dense black with a high, lasting, lacing, brown head. Dark dark aroma of malt. Taste is malty with molasses, chocolate, vanilla, dried figs, licorice. Huge body, sweet, soft carbonation, bitter from hops and roast. Fantastic brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HPDalen (134) - - MAY 20, 2016
Aroma is full of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Very balanced taste, bitter chocolate and sweet vanilla. Full bodied. Terrific beer.


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