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RATINGS: 2925   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.

Barrelbelly's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barrelbelly (740) - - OCT 19, 2012
Aged bottle. Pitch black with small head. Vanilla and coffee aroma, taste vanilla, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate and a lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1285) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2016
Negro opaco y espuma veis. Aromas se licor de cereza, chocolate, fruto negro. Cuerpo denso y sedoso, sabor achocolatado, licor, azúcar de caña, quemado que conduce a un amargor intenso aunque equilibrado.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cristobal37 (630) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 4, 2016
Black with a finger of head that disappears completely. Fresh fluffy aroma very inviting, mildly sweet. Nutty flavor with floral bitterness that comes in waves. Not sweet at all as the aroma would lead you to think. Chocolatey bitterness remains on for a while. No frills, really rich and delicious example of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (1419) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2016
Sporadic nougat colored foam. This stout is thick like oil, aroma of hard roasted malt, cocoa and some coffee. The taste is heavy and have a palate with both cocoa and coffee and a slightly roasted malt. Later evokes the taste a little licorice, figs and smoke. This is a very elegant and mellow, well-brewed stout which give time to long-term drinking. You should probably have tasted several stouts before embarking on this, for it is fierce and heavy. It is best to be enjoyed at room temperature, thus you get probably the most nuances in flavor. The alcohol at 10.5 can be tasted, but is saved well by way of the aforementioned elements. An Imperial Stout which is perfect if you like these heavy, rich and strong stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scrumpy369 (211) - - MAY 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2016 Bottle at home. Pitch black colour with a medium, fast disappearing brown head. Nose of cocoa powder and slight roasted malts. Taste is medium to high bitzerness, also cocoa with some roasted malts. Some alcoholic warmth bit very well hidden. Silk smooth mouthfeel with just perfect carbonation. Wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sjohnh (640) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. Very dark brown with a lovely brown sugar coloured head. Doesn’t retain it for long. Body is full, creamy rather than oily, with the alcohol providing some chilli- like burn. More to the aroma than just coffee; I get figs, soy, dark chocolate, roasted malt and nut brittle. Flavour has lots of dark chocolate along with some licquorice and something slightly sweeter. Finish is hugely bitter, with lingering dark chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (5255) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle 355ml, a dark beer with low copper head. Nose is syrupy, sweet like, toffee, soy sauce, dark coffee, hazelnut, alcohol, a very complex nose. Aroma is on leather, oily, dark chocolate, mocha, resin, licorice, quite strong, grapes, very roasted, vinous, some wood touch. Finish is intense on licorice, soy sauce.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gbe75 (118) - ICELAND - MAY 2, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 Strong aroma of coffee, licorice and vanilla. Thick in mouth like one can chew it. One of my favorite Stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (2439) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2016
A pitch black beer, a head is small and dark brown. Aroma has liquirice, salt liquirice, riped fruitness and plums, sweetness, richness of malts. Taste is very intensive, roastiness, salt liquirice, coffee, some salt, balanced sweetness. Full bodied, not stickyness, low carbonation, smooth palate. Very powerful and intensive. The great and complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (669) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 29, 2016
Dark, red, clear brown creamy foam. Alcohol, liqruish, coffee, chockolate. Sweet, bitter, pharmacy liqruish, with burned sugar aftertaste, growing burned aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1375) - LATVIA - APR 29, 2016
Black with medium brown head. Raosted malt aroma. Medium malty sweetness immediately followed bu roasted grain and strong hoppy bitterness. Dried plums notes. Fruity bitter aftertaste.

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