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RATINGS: 3070   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.

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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MasDen (136) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - OCT 26, 2016
Aroma: burnt malt, fruits and alcohol ether, coffee, dark chocolate, prunes. Appearance: dark, with small brown head. Taste: full-bodied, complex taste, with alcohol and a pleasant bitterness. Dry finish. Palate: full body, viscous, nice soft warmer, light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7057) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2016
Black oil with a fine beige head. Ok lacing. Decent intensity in the aroma. Full body and a soft carbonation. Oily texture. Nice mellow sweetness. Not cloying in any way. Well masked alcohol. Coffee, some roast, chocolate, toffee and some dried fruits in the flavor.
[Bottle from a trade with Nisse666]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DroolYeast (1103) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle @ home. Aroma of roasted malts, vinous booze, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate. Black with tan head, not lasting. Taste is light+ sweet, alcohol sweetness and moderate malt bitter. Full body, oily thick feel, roasted vinous feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehaak26 (123) - - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Pours black with thin khaki head. Lots of malt, chocolate, roast, molasses and some fruit. definitely sweet in a good way. Very complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Dang! Thatís tasty. Itís like opening a bar of dark chocolate mixed with rich toasted (almost burnt) grain. Taste is strong, bold and deliciously chocolate, malt, toffee, raisins. Pours like spent motor oil--nice work. Finish is not too sticky and has a nice bitter punch. Age this for when the zombie come...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (2604) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours an oily black colour with a brown creamy foam head which leaves some lacing. Nose of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, booze. Flavour is roast, malty, molasses, rich chocolate & coffee, dark fruits, some hops, and earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted bitter finish. Nicely balanced, very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HerrBierkoenig (1178) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2016
0,355l bottle from 100pŪv, Bratislava, Pours dark black liquid, minimal dense creamy brown head, Aroma: coffee, espresso, milk, sweet, coffee liquor, dark chocolate, Christmas sweets, spicy, rich malty, cake dough, Taste: heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light to medium sour, dark chocolate, espresso liquor, spicy, caramel, red candied fruits, Palate: full body, soft carbonation, creamy to oily mouthfeel, long chocolate esspresso liquor aftertaste, Overall: exccelent brew, enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (2503) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2016
Botella 33 cl en el Lupulo 28..08..2016. Lote 15025 PKGD 11..06..2015 (embotellada). Color negro intenso con poca espuma beige oscuro. Aromas y sabores intensos maltosos costados con buenas dosis de cacaos vainilla ligeras lactosas y muy suave amargo final. cuerpo medio a intenso fino algo lŪquido y cremoso al final pero fŠcil de beber. para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (582) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
Aroma of licorice, leather, chocolate, burned sugar, raisins plum. Taste is very complex, plum, licorice, chocolate, with a solid roasted coffee chocolate and herbaceous bitterness. To me one of the very best "clean" Imperial Stouts with Ten Fidy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (490) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours jet black, beige head with slight lacings. Aroma is big, molasses, roasted malt, leather, coffee, vanilla, tree. Well, the whole package really. Taste is creamy with big roastes malty notes, strong coffee, vanilla, finishes roasted, bitter and hides the alcohol well, red berries in the very end. Big body, medium carbo. Well, a real mouthful.

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