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RATINGS: 3012   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.


Scipio's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scipio (817) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours all black with a dark khaki, almost brown head that slowly expands into full as the beer settles. Pretty cool. Aroma is potent, and I must say unique. Raisin and alcohol stand out the most, but there is plenty of chocolate, coffee, and licorice in here as well. Moving on to the taste, it is dominated by the darker impressions. This being chocolate and coffee, while the liquor notes are still strong. This one is is full bodied with a thick, oily texture. The aftertaste is heavy and long lasting with chocolate and raisin. The alcohol content hits you quite quickly. It doesn’t hide. For what I’m looking for in this style, this might be close to perfection. I am stingy and I throw 4.5 ratings like they’re manhole covers. But this is worth it. This might be the best stout I’ve ever had.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (1996) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 30, 2016
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 27/07/2016 Bottled: 11-06-2015. Color negro espuma beige, sabor cafe, chocolate, cuerpo alto, sedosa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2825) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle from Csakajosör. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, licorice, chocolate, nuts, a bit of hops and oak. Bitter finish with roasted malts, dark fruits, oak, chocolate, licorice, dark fruits and a bit of nuts. Exquisite imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PMgep (247) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle and draught. Dark colour, chocolate and roasted malts in aroma, bitter chocolate in the taste

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alvaro78 (230) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2016
Aromas a chocolate, fruta madura, pasas y ciruelas Un aspecto magnífico poca espuma pero persistente En boca completa y compleja Mucho cuerpo chocolate y café y muy maltosa con fruta madura ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (1289) - - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, dark fruit and a bit of coffee. Pours black with a thin light brown head with good retention and excellent lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavors as well as sweet dark fruit notes to go with a rich full body and mouthfeel. Finishes incredibly smooth with chocolate and just a hint of coffee. Top notch and an excellent stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (1124) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2016
Black colour, mocca head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is light to medim sweet, light to medium bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Rating 1111.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
indrekr (363) - ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2016
Appearance: black, clear, brown foam, rocky head, lasts well. Aroma: roasty, bread, cocoa, sour. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, really nice balance. Roastiness appears in taste. Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, light astringent, long bitter aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (8563) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle from beer gonzo. Hard to come by this beer in the UK. Just a casual top 50 beer of a Tuesday evening. A creamy viscous opaque black coloured pour with a lasting dark tan head. Aroma is nicely layered earthy roasted malts, Hickory smoked wood, toasted coconut shaving, treacle and some tangy berry fruits in there as well. Palate is full bodied and creamy, velvety smooth, maybe a little on the sweet side. Moderate carbonation stops it from being overtly cloying. Flavour is composed rich dark chocolate, roasted grains, treacle and bitter liquorice. Rounded sweet finish with some acrid roasted notes. Very enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VDuquerroux (1160) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling black beer with a big brown creamy head ; good retention and lacing. Roast, coffee, black chocolate, light herb, toasty note. Medium sweet, medium to heavy dry bitter warming. Full body, elegant, light creamy texture, soft carbonation, dry bitter lasting coffee finish. Overall, awesome beer !! Great story and body. A delicious dessert.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3479) - FINLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. Dark in color with an offwhitw head. Chocolate and dark fruityness in aroma. Dark chocolate and some coffee in taste. Smooth.


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