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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 3127   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2007
This dark, black stout has a tan head that holds up well when poured. An excellent aroma akin to bourbon, chocolate and caramel with a similar taste that lingers with a strong, thick body.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beer5000 (6127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2007
650 ml bottle. Completely black body with a small brown head. Roasted, malty, chockolate and coffee aroma. Also some smoke and alcohol in aroma, rather complex. Flavor is just wonderful, well balanced cornucopia of goodies. Coffee, smoke malt, warming alcohol, dry fruit, chocolate, dry fruit, overcooked sweet cherry jam, port, sexy hops - just name it! This little bastard got it all. One bottle of this beer and you find yourself in nirvana and are just about to make a commitment to never drink a beer below 10 abv anymore. I might change my mind later regarding this commitment, but this is I where I am right now.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AngryJohnny (3) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2007 does not count
Poured from a bottle - very dark, almost black. The head was thin and brown but lightened as it dissipated. It has a subtle, malt aroma. A very full flavor however Ė thick and nutty with notes of coffee and chocolate. A detectable alcohol presence but creamy and well balanced, a very nice beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a deep brown/black, the exact color the motor oil in my ’77 Granada used to get every 3500 miles or so. It is topped by an inch of dark auburn brown foam. Moderate head retention. Nice aroma of roasted malt and fresh ground coffee. The flavor is just nuts: thick roasted or even burnt malt. Thick French roast coffee. Thick bitter chocolate. Thick kahlua. Tons of big flavors all over the place, and yet wonderfully in balance with each other. Velvety smooth, full bodied, softly carbonated.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2010 bottle purchased from the party source in kentucky. pours as black as oil or tar. the head was extremely thin, somewhere between burnt orange and brown. the aroma isnít overwhelming (but i have a cold right now, so that could change when i consume the next bottle), but i caught a hint of coffee. the taste is heavily coffee-infused with chocolate notes. itís super-creamy, very silky and nice tasting. there is a mild-to-moderately strong presence of alcohol, but it doesnít impede on the great taste. itís an excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2007
Bottle at the DŁsseldorf Gathering. Muddy, black body. Brown head, pours like sirupe. Aroma of strong malts with hints of fruits. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Very high viscosity, like drinking liquor or some kind of medicine. Lovely complexity.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
proqxis (7) - USA - JAN 7, 2007 does not count
# 7251- this is awesome. alcohol is strong but its part of the aesthetic... the skillful way in which the brew plays out in my drinking experience... iím at a loss for words... expect this review to change at least one more time....

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2007
12 oz bottle of black gently used motor oil with a topping of caramel brown foamy head. Malty chocolate aroma is very sweet and very inviting with notes of coffee. Wow! First taste is even better then anticipated. Very heavy roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Very silky smooth palate with great bitter warmth and excellent malt/hops combo. Creamy finish, warmth stays with you for awhile. God I love stouts

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigJeffHead (7) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2007 does not count
Batch 7740, tasted at cellar temperature. Pours a lovely black color with a nicely balanced malt/hops aroma, not overbearing. Velvet mouth feel, mild warm alcohol feel at the end. Complex mix of coffee and chocolate tastes, once again well balanced with the hops. Fan-friggin-tastic... Iím going to cellar a case and see how it ages. Deelish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Bottle. Batch was somethin in the 7200s. Poured a nice thick black. Strong coffee notes with a rich chocholate. Now this is beer, creamy velvety and flavors are just like it smells, plus so much more. Unfortunately i donít have easier access to it, but this is definetly on the top of the charts for a reason.


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