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100
style
Serve in Snifter

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3056   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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4.2
Birkhimer (10) - - JUN 7, 2017
Tried on tap for the first time, lives up the the hype. Nothing in this beer is too dominate and every flavor blends well. A fantastic stout that almost seems too simple, but keep drinking and you'll keep finding more in this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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mzaar (3596) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2017
Flaska. Svart med ett gulbeigt skum. Dofter av kaffe, choklad och lakrits. Smakinslag av kaffe, choklad, alkohol, aska och rostad malt. Oljig munkänsla, fyllig kropp.

4.4
AndySnow (8011) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Had at home.
Appearance: Black colour with a thick beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, some coffee, vanilla, spices, some alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation. Thick mouthfeel.
Flavour: Chocolate, caramel, spices, vanilla, some liquorice, a bit vinous, some warming alcohol.

3.9
Beer_Bob2281 (2) - - MAY 10, 2017 does not count
One of the best American Imperial Stouts I've tasted! Thick, creamy & luscious body. Tastes of bitter chocolate & coffee! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2017
2014 version on tap pours black with dark tan head aroma and taste is coffee and chocolate with a touch of booze alot more than that going on but thiose were the main components to me, very nice.

4.3
gr_pa (808) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAY 5, 2017
Dark brown, quite nice head. Aroma: caramel, biscuits, coffee, gingerbread, nit soy sauce. Medium to full body, heavy sweetness, medium to low bitterness. Lot’s of sweetness, but even more coffee and roasted notes, some dry fruits and licorice, Perfectly hidden alcohol. Overal very balanced, maybe bit too much roastiness.

4.2
anstei (2511) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle from Beers’n’more, bottled 11/06/15. Pours almost black, hints of brown, little head. Aroma is dark dried fruit, plum, chocolate, raisin. Body is quite heavy, sweet and warmingly boozy with only a little carbonation - Not flat and not lacking anything, though. Chocolate is even intenser here, other roasted malts too, but there is still dark fruit present. Some soy sauce. Palate lingers on chocolate and bitterness. Still warming and boozy. A sipper for sure. Good balance. Great!

3.9
dzudohonor (263) - POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
butelka 2015, aromat i smak bardzo mocno palonych słodów, deserowej czekolady, kawy, kakao, troszeczkę wanilii i ciemnych owoców, konkretna palona goryczka, lekko popiołowa, alkohol konkretnie rozgrzewa w przełyku, gęsta faktura. Solidny RIS, ale bez fajerwerków, w zasadzie ta cena porywa.

4.1
daje (4436) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle, september 18th 2016. Black body with a massive tanned head. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruit, roasted malt. Taste is bittersweet and rich, hazelnut, dark chocolate, raisin. Thick delicious body, with a lasting dark roasty end. Very nice!

4.2
GarrettB (1639) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2017
December 13th, 2014 - Bell’s Expedition Stout feels like part of a panther at this point. Classic, well known, and an established reputation, it’s small wonder I don’t have the Expedition Stout with more frequency, save for the previous barrier of being in a part of the country where Bell’s didn’t distribute. The Expedition Stout advertises its unctuous intensity from the pour, slow and oily, like pouring a thick dark nectar into the glass. And there it sits like an anchor, unperturbed, with just a thin, soy-sauce like foam on top, barely a quarter of a centimeter. This allows the heavy aroma to unfurl from the brew, like the Old Rasputin but darker. Notes of charcoal, pine can and steak fond, with a licorice lacquer. The flavor is even more engaging, with a forward boozy quality that is strong by restrained. The heavy flavor oozes with a long, delicious caramel flavor and licorice aftertaste, direct and exquisitely balanced. Not especially complex, the flavors are direct and candid, but also harmonious.


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