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RATINGS: 2835   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Many a years had been spent waiting to see if they would bring it to Jax. The one time I was in Michigan, with every intent on sipping on this, I was too late for last call, with it laughing at me from behind it’s translucent, 39 degree encasing. Well, I’ve finally found one; and what better beer to drink to my sending-off 6 month stay in Germany for school, as well as my 550th brew. Onto the beer: Pours deep, dark soy sauce black. No sign of light entering or exiting, like a black hole. Head was dark coffee and soda colored. Nose is fragrant coffee, vanilla, with lots of molasses and hops. Very clear with each item separated, but not deviated. Taste is a heavy smack across the palate. Thick, chewy, yet silky and smooth. The first bite is sharp, evening out into an artists palette , with dabs of chocolate, molasses, coffee (colombian), clove, more chocolate, more coffee, a nice abundance of hopes, and some sugar and spice for measure. Vanilla notes lead into frequent earth tones and at some point I felt as though I was describing a wine. No real off-setting areas, other than maybe a tad too sweet. But damn, I hope I can find something like this over here in Germany

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JFParnell (55) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2015
This is a premium beer. Picked up two six packs at Harrys in Grand Forks ND. Boy, was I ever glad I did. They must not sell much of this in ND, because it was aged two years. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlandersNed (72) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2015
12oz bottle. 2014 vintage. Had/have MANY vintages of this consummate example of the style (’97 is still the best). Great w/10 months on it but better with age. Rich, hoppy, chocolatey goodness! Full+ body and full-carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1980) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 25, 2015
33cl bottle thanks to bytemesis. Thanks man! Dark color with thin brown head. Medium thick smooth body. Medium high bitter, light sweetness. Flavour is liquorice, chocolate, nuts, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1420) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle shared by "hannont". Colour...very dark brown with no head. Nose...brown sugar, molasses and dark chocolate. Palate...quite dry and ashen with lots of dark chocolate and burnt sugar. There’s bitterness on the palate and dryness on the finish. This was a 2010 and has held up well!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (1957) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede goudbruine kraag. Ruikt vol, vanille, crème, bitterzoet. Beetje alcohol, chocolade. Smaakt vol, bitterzoet, koffie, vanille, crème. Beetje drop-achtig. Mooie volle bitterzoete nasmaak. Dikke structuur. Fantastisch!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (276) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Originally reviewed 3/15/2013. 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 10068, 12/17/2010. Inky viscous black that yields only the slightest tinge of brown at the edges. Not much of a head. Thin khaki collar around the edge with just a lonely dime-sized island of foam roaming the surface. I can smell the molasses from the open bottle. Tons of molasses. A stronger sniff unveils booze, licorice, and ashy burnt malt. Taste is molasses again. Really creamy in the middle with just a little bit of sweetness and then the onslaught begins. Licorice, dark fruits, the darkest chocolate. Burnt pieces of chocolate, really. Ashy and extremely bitter. Booze comes back at the last gasp and bites the throat. Low carbonation, boozy, nearly acrid in its ashy bitterness. And yet it manages to be creamy and delicious. Every complaint I have ever had about fresh Expedition Stout has turned into an attribute in this bottle. Two years has done this very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (628) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2015
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. It packs a bitter sweet punch on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (145) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 11 months old. Pours black with minimal head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: coffee, chocolate, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, herbal hops, slight bourbon, roasted malt, spice, earthy and candied sugar. TASTE: coffee, chocolate, caramel, herbs, citrus, alcohol, vanilla, spice, smoke, soy sauce, dark fruit, slight bourbon and hop bitterness. AFTER TASTE: dark chocolate bitterness, spice, coffee and dark roasted malt with and oily boozy feel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Worsenma (46) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Probably the darkest, thickest, maltiest stout I've ever had. Really hoppy with a great aftertaste. Really heavy but really tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (933) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Thick and inky with large foamy tan head. Chocolate and a light wisp of alcohol on the nose. Taste- wow, incredibly rich and chewy. Roasted chocolate malts slam your taste buds. Less dominant flavors include honey, coffee, raisin, tobacco and alcohol. Giant Stout. It's easy to see why stout lovers love this ale so much. It's really good but just not my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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