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RATINGS: 3048   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Smells very strong with malt flavor. Very dark brown foamy head. Pours thick and oily. Has a very bitter flavor and a taste of licorice. Quite flat without much visible carbonation. Very black in appearance. Bitter and very strong. Liked it.

Pyrmir (6163) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2017
12 oz bottle at home, a few years old. Midnight black with tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, thick creamy chocolate, coffee, light alcohol and light liquorice. Taste is super smooth and extremely well balanced, similar notes as aroma with a salty, mineraly character in the background. Intensely enjoyable

Teo 69 (6) - - SEP 7, 2017 does not count
colore scuro con venature marroni.tanto cacao si percepisce nell'aroma ed in bocca. molto complessa.

Malin_aiisa (1202) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours black, brown head. Aroma of coffee and vanilla Taste coffee, sweet, chocolate

Krjukoff (23) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours black, with small head. Nice chocolate, coffee, vanilla aroma. Taste is a bit boozy, chocolate, roasty malt and coffee with a nice thick mouthfeel.

Juks (849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 1, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours black, beige head doesn't last very long. Aroma of prunes, chocolate liquour, port wine, coffee, vanilla. Taste is ashy, prunes, chocolatey, roasty. Burnt and boozy finish. Sticky mouthfeel, full bodied, low carbo. Good stout, but little bit overrated in my opinion. Boozy.

hohops (1047) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle, dated 11/06/15. Appearance- black as night, a small foamy covering, not really any head. Aroma- chocolate fudge, rich chocolate, brownie, treacle toffee, vanilla hints, tar, roast dark malt, coffee, chocolate sauce. Taste- thick, bitter dark chocolate, burnt treacle, espresso, molasses, chocolate fudge cake, vanilla, brown sugar, brownie, whisky fudge hints, scorched malt, trace of smoke, boozy chocolate milkshake. Thick and coating mouthfeel, bitter, very lengthy coffee and chocolate finish. Nice amount of carbonation. Superb stout.

Michael27 (2215) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Aus dem BrewDog-Shop). Insgesamt sehr herausfordernd und komplex.

scanovajr (753) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 A black opaque beer with a large beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Very thick, creamy. Amazing beer

justinb612 (3) - - AUG 9, 2017 does not count
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DonGregorio (478) - POLAND - AUG 6, 2017
2016 bottle. Perfectly black colour, small beige head with decent duration and lacing. Aroma of raisins, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark and roasted malts, with notes of espresso, mocca, cocoa. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium to heavy bitter, nicely sweet and roasted, of milk and dark chocolate, raisins, coffee, cocoa, light licorice and plum, with notes of molasses, roasty. Chocolate and roasted, burnt notes in the finish. Full body, oily, creamy texture, soft carbonation. A bit too roasted finish, but great, complex flavour. Excellent RIS, one of the best classic imperial stouts I’ve ever tried.

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