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RATINGS: 3105   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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Huge flavor that lingers on the palate. Strong dark and handsome. Toasted malt flavor is amazing. Would drink again


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoTheO (134) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle 355ml. Jet black with a deep brown head. Medium lacing. This pack onehelluva punch in the aroma. Coffee, chocolate, licorice, soy sauce. Taste adds raisin, and dark fruits while being somewhat not unpleasantly metallic. Palate is wonderfully smooth with perfect carbonation. Finish lasts forever. Great!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeymike (14) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Draught at Barley’s in Shawnee. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit. Appearance is jet black with a minimal head. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, with a slight hint of vanilla. Mouthfeel was exceptionally creamy and luscious - more so than when I pour it from a bottle. Overall a killer imperial stout that continues to lead the pack of big imperial stouts.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2016
341ml bottle from SF (thx, Matt!). Pours a very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate notes, some dark fruits notes and grassy notes. Taste is pretty the same with moderate sweetness. Very good stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hayduke (4982) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 27, 2016
This has been on my shelf for about 8 years. So must date from about 2008. Well aged as suggested. I was considering this for rating number 5000 only 30 more away. But it called my name now and so here goes. Pours jet black with a tan head. The nose here is powerful, and is chocolate, coffee, dark ripe fruit and licorice. Very full in body with consistence of well used motor oil and a rich and creamy mouth feel with just a touch of the alcohol showing. The flavor is dark rich roasted matts with chocolate and coffee, the really dark ripe fruit and the licorice still is there. Very complex flavors and really balanced. The finish is chocolate bitter and very strong I do not know how much aging helped this beer but I am pretty sure it did not hurt it. So smooth, so tasty, and so enjoyable As good as it gets

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (713) - HUNGARY - NOV 26, 2016
Legendás ital, amire szinte sörös pályafutásom kezdete óta vártam, s a körülmények úgy alakultak az idők során, hogy különösebb erőfeszítés nélkül lehetővé vált a beszerzése. Alig billen meg kissé a koronazár, ki is szöknek nyomban a fekete aromák, amelyeknél intenzívebb illatokat érlelés nélkül valószínűleg lehetetlen elérni, benne van minden, ami egy erőteljes imperial stout esetében valaha is elvárható volt. Épphogy lefőtt kávé barnacukorral ízesítve, karamell, rumos-étcsokoládés szelet, konyakmeggy csemegeszerű jegyei, valódi aromakavalkád, sötét tónusú illatnyalábok parádéja. Íze hasonlóképpen méltóságteljes egyvelege a pörkölt malátás alapokra épülő kakaós, belga csokis, szirupos elemeknek, amelyek egy markáns, kesernyés, gyógynövényes komlós végkifejletben csúcsosodnak ki. Karaktere szinte kiált az érlelésért, egy pár év elteltével valószínűleg még ennél is simább, mélyebb lenne az egyébként is igen olvadékony, tökéletesen kerek, csordulásig telt szerkezet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dambor (500) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2016
Pours black with medium head disappearing fast. Aroma: nice cocoa, dark dark chocolate, roastiness, a touch of licorice. Taste: dark chocolate, cocoa, roastiness. Palate is hoppy with a nice touch of sweetness and a pleasant touch of alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (1613) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 25, 2016
Black color with mocha head. Aroma is quite complex with coffee, chocolate, a bit of liquorice, even a slight dark fruit note. Taste starts with some dark, roasted malt acidity, coffee, chocolate and a hint of liquorice. Medium to heavy body with smooth mouthfeel. Overall it’s a really well made imperial stout, one of the best non barrel aged examples.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spoonakos (40) - - NOV 24, 2016
Black color with medium creamy brown head that fades in a while. Aroma of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, alcohol, cognac, dark fruits. Taste: the same as aroma, sweet with very nice depth. Creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation and a excellent bittersweet aftertaste. An absolute world class!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewtalita (274) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2016
Jet black, oily texture. Lingering reddish head. Aroma cocoa, oak wood, espresso, cherries. Palate heavy, low carbonation. Taste sour cherries, cocoa powder. Red wine, oak wood and lasting biterness. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (627) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle, many thanks to MisoW. Pitch black colour with beige head. Very complex aroma, roasted, Cocoa, caramel, molasses, noble alcohol, bourbon. Taste is sweet, roasted, coffee, caramel, cocoa, alcohol, bourbon, molasses. Alcohol present. Very Good.


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