overall
100
100
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3169   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2007
this is the type of imperial that I live for! Very dark and rich with coffee and chocolate undertones. smooth to the last drop!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2007
Aroma is big chocolate, malt sweetness and some coffee and dark fruit. Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and creamy. Flavor is big dark fruit, huge chocolate and and some big coffee. The bittersweet chocolate tones really make it for me, when considering the silky mouthfeel. Lingering flavors are more chocolate and dark fruit. Such a smooth beer.....Canít get enough of this stuff. 11.5% as well? Completely undetectable. This is like a big mouthful of melted chocolate malty balls. Oh yeah.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2007
bottle batch 7740 thanks to jasonmechi77: pours a pitch black colour with a very large foamy cocoa head. the aroma is of the sweetest malts and sublime chocolate and coffee. the flavour is superb with some fantastic sweetness up front and a nice roasted chocolate coffee finish. just enough alcohol to let you know you are drinking a big beer. the palate is silky smooth and goes down better than any other high alcohol beer. damn great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EKGoldings (659) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2007
Heard about it for a long time, finally begged a bottle. Another power stout. Wow. Do you mind if I cut off this review to go and try and get more? YMMMY.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2009 Bottle into a goblet.... Yahhhhh!!!! This is one of the best impyís out there. Mixes the roasted malts and decadent deep chocolate, with dark fruit notes ... just delicious

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 Much thanks to jarspag and his brother for sending this beer. Poured silky with minimal head and an appearance and aroma that has a likeliness to vintage Speedway Stout. Amazing chocolate and coffee flavors that are near-perfectly balanced with malts and some bitterness. The palate was unbelievably smooth, this is straight up comparable to the 04 vintage Speedway I had with jarspag, possibly even better. Notes of currants, roasty malts, molasses, and tons oí chocolate. Fín awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2007 Deep chocolatey velvet luscious heaven. I only wish I had bought more than one - a mistake I will not repeat. Perhaps a little too much alcohol but so well crafted I was shocked to see 10.5%. Rerate - Cellaring a case of 2006 just popped one open for fun. No significant change from aging, but was again blown away by the intensity of flavors and palate. One thing I hadnít noticed before was the pervasive bitterness in the lengthy finish. This beer really has it all. I think if they toned down the hops a bit, itíd be at least a 4.8...well guess i should pick up the Kalamazoo ASAP.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2007
Excellent. A superior stout. Pours out a DEEP brown with a thin brown head. Chocolate, coffee, sweet malts, light hops, sweet prunes, and alcohol flavors meld together to create a brewing masterpiece. The flavors linger on your palate and remind you of the experience. An excellent effort. I look forward to trying their other beers. My only complaint is that this brew could have been a little bit more complex, but itís tastyness overwhelms all possible qualms. Bravo!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2007
Opaque with a nice thick dark brown head. Intense flavor bordering on overpowering. Fully bodied. Dangerously drinkable considering ABV. My current favorite Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - APR 13, 2007
From bottle. A great imperial stout. Very smooth to drink. I think I liked the Goose Island Bourbon County Stout a little more-- maybe itís a little more complex. But this is very good as well.


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