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100
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Serve in Snifter

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common

on tap
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RATINGS: 3129   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (643) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2016
(Bottle) Black body with a small, diminishing tan head. Aroma of molasses, cacao, a little sour, some dark fruit. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, flat carbonation. Flavor has chocolate, dark fruit, mildly sour, coffee, wood, strong bitter roasted notes.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beer_queue (85) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Pours thick as hell and smells like a bunch of strong coffee with chocolate, caramel, & roasted malts following behind. Tastes is similar with an arrival full of dark coffee (Italian roasts/espresso); extra dark chocolates in middle; finishes with a lot of caramel and a bit of alcohol once the beer warms up. Thereís of course a healthy amount of roasted malts all throughout. Full-bodied and chewy texture with very low carbonation. Sticky on the lips but dried-out ending. Itís simply one of the best beers in the style and serves as a benchmark for me. (Itís not expensive either, so thatís incredible!)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (814) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Aroma: vanilla, sugar, spy sauce, roasty Taste: medium sweet, roasty, vanilla, brown sugar, xhocolate

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
FraekkeFyr87 (444) - - NOV 11, 2016
The aroma is full of chocolate, coffee, caramel, charred oak, smoke, dark and dried fruits. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of chocolate, coffee, caramel, charred oak, smoke and dried fruits. The aftertaste is long and bitter. The alcohol is very present, especially on the tongue. The mouthfeel is thick and smooth. A nice beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gramoit (465) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2016
Definitely deserves its reputation. So smooth and creamy, with hints of vanilla, burnt caramel and big coffee and chocolate flavours. Quite Bitter throughout, will definitely age the other bottle, as I believe this beast will only get better.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SorryMom (21) - Agia Paraskevi, GREECE - NOV 6, 2016
Dark brown almost black colour with thick creamy off brown head. Full body and low carbonation. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, burned caramel and coffee. Chocolate and roasted malt flavor with some sweet notes of caramel and bread. A russian imperial stout that everyone has to taste!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TEJA (2622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Intense roasted and chocolate coffee aroma. Big chocolate and sweet caramell taste with a full body beer. Intense and balanced bitterness. Lasting roasted finnish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pilsnertest (167) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle 2015 vintage. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, salt, black pepper and brown sugar. Very nice oily texture and smooth mouthfeel. Still pretty bitter ending.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
abecuellar (1) - Torreon, MEXICO - NOV 3, 2016 does not count
Robusta y con notas presentes de la malta tostada, chocolate y un poquillo de vainilla. Casi no se sienten los 10.5 grados de alcohol. Muy compleja para no estar aŮejada en barricas de algķn tipo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heman (778) - Tychy, POLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Barwa nieprzejrzyście czarna, piana kiepska, powstaje z trudnością, redukuje się do obrączki. Aromat bardzo przyjemny i soczyście słodki. Suszone owoce i nuty porto, deserowa czekolada, a w tle delikatny sos sojowy z ulotna nutą alkoholu. W smaku piwo jest gęste i bardzo pełne. Wraz z pierwszym łykiem słodycz przyjemnie rozlewa się po ustach. Dominuje smak kawy i gorzkiej, gęstej czekolady. W tle pojawiają się suszone czerowne owoce w alkoholu. Goryczka średnio-wysoka, kakaowa, z nutami tytoniowymi, fajnie kontruje stronę słodową. Alkohol lekko podszczypuje i rozgrzewa gardło.


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