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RATINGS: 2824   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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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   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 itís translucent, 39 degree encasing. Well, Iíve 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells of alcohol and faint hints of chocolate and coffee. Low carbonation with a sticky syrupy mouthfeel. Lightly foamy. Taste is dominated by the alcohol, but of course also has the typical stout tastes present as well such as raisins, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Aftertaste is long length and the same. You get immediate warmth from the alcohol and taste of alcohol that subsides over the course of about 20 seconds. Too boozy for me. Gets significantly better with age though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mghj (22) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
bottle to pint glass from....poured jet black with a effervescent brown head, complex flavors of caramel, chocolate and raisin, with a thick creamy with of a slight burn of alcohol to finish the sip. I would like to lay a few of these down, and update the review.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1166) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12oz bottle pours a thick dark color with a bit of brown head. Silky smooth and lots of sweetness. Loads of flavor. Chocolate and berries and plums. Medium hop bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle, aged 2 years. Poured thick, black, with little head. Aroma was of roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee. Taste was complex, roasted malts, dark fruit, slight bitter chocolate, hops, coffee, moderate bitterness, full-bodied, strong. Overall a great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapthis (164) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
poors a dark black with a tan head. has aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and hops. tastes are identical plus dark fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (1700) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
Two years old. Nose is dark fruit and sweet syrup. Flavours are espresso, sweet syrup, dark fruit, bitter chocolate, maybe some leather. Bursting with Flavours very drinkable. Taste big sweet med/big bitter. Full oily body with medium carbonation and lasting bitterness. Awesome beer, no doubt about it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cosmo6644 (84) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle to snifter, dark black with tan head, aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, hops, and plum, taste is similar so strong and powerful, one of the best for sure ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4941) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2015
Draught at Ginger Man cons 2015-05-16 New York AR: bourbon vanilla, roasted malt, coffey and chocolate AP: black, stouty dark colored head F: dark bitter chocolate, black coffey, spicey tropical fruitinees from rum barrels, dry, rich and complex brew, very warming feeling (alcoholic and spices) - great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2667) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Packaging date of 08/22/14. This was poured into a mini snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a less than a fingerís worth of foamy tan head that dissipated within less than about 30 seconds. The smell had a big roasty to semi-smooth bitter coffee bean leading into a delicate cocoa and light vanilla to round it all out. The taste was pretty smoothed due to the date, Iím guessing, still a nice roasty smooth coffee and cocoa delicately weaves together to lead to a decent sly roasty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation definitely smoothed a bit with a nice drying edge leading into a rounded out stickiness over my tongue. Overall, I can only imagine what this is like when its fresh. It aged beautifully and I hope to have again some day hopefully fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
culchiem (2955) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Marco. Jet black with a coffee head. Aroma is dark fruity malt. Flavour is bitter chocolate, spicy, dark fruits, creamy peat finish. Coffee cream finish, with a bit of stinging booze at the end.

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