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RATINGS: 3077   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2013
Maybe the best looking pour on an imperial stout I’ve ever seen. Opaque pitch black with a large fluffy brown head that doesn’t die down. Huge toasted malt nose, lots of dark earthy chocolate notes, subtle coffee, caramel, a bit of raisins and a little boozy. Taste is massive bitter chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, dark coffee and a hint of alcohol. Full bodied, supberb balance, absolutely delicious.

caribou43 (1213) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - DEC 7, 2017
Since I long time that I was looking for this beer, I find it at the Pibar, he reintroduces some of them and yesterday, I have taken the oportunity to try it and I shared this bottle with Raoul, best before 11.06.2019, bottle number 15025. It is a classical imperial stout but it is just so delicious, an explosion of happiness in your mouth with roasted malt, so good coffee, dark chocolate, hop, some, vanilla, sweet but it is not at the extreme, mineral, well balanced and the aroma is staying a long time in the mouth, a love story, to repeat thousands times.

HourGlass13 (1074) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Pours up a pitch black color with a thin tan ring of head. Aroma is very very sweet, and super unusual, some roasted malty, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark dried fruits, wood, some weird sweet vegetable. Maybe even onion, or cucumber. Taste is super Sweet. Very capable of burning a hole in your tooth! Full on booze in the aroma and taste, makes this one seriously hard hitting beer. Full oily silky body with soft carbonation. Too much of this stuff will have you punching a baby!

freekyp (2427) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2017
A huge brash imperial stout. Drink this with good Ir you'll pay the piper. Earthy root vegetable aroma. Potato and cucumber. Sugar plum and roast flavors. Complex and unusual. Sweet and burnt bitter finish. Lots of alcohol heat.

PotjeBier (3768) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2017
Finally, after being on my wantlist for years... 12 oz. bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar, Escondido, CA. Bottled October 2016. Pours pitch black. Thick light brown head with pretty good retention and some lacing. Aroma's: roasted, coffee, mocha, some red fruit, alcohol. Retronasal it's sweetish, molasses, chocolate, mocha, some red fruit, toffee. Flavor is above moderate sweet, molasses, chocolate, roasted. Pretty much full bodied. Very smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Alcohol is warming but not at all sharp. Long finish, roasted, light moderate bitter. Wow! Forget all the hypes, this is an awesome imperial stout!

TylerGreenDC (1085) - - NOV 29, 2017
Draft. Huge aroma of pulpy, fleshy, very ripe stone fruit. Flavors are thunderous plum, then coffee, some chocolate, a bit of (pleasant) umami, and some plum liqueur. Is it worth the ABV? Yeah.

Mariox (363) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 25, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2017 W aromacie czuć palone słody, czekoladę, kawę. W smaku dość słodkie ze sporą goryczką. Finisz dość długi, słodki. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, lekko rozgrzewa, gęste, sporo ciała, treściwe, całkiem pijalne. Dobre piwo, ale nic więcej.

xavras (84) - - NOV 24, 2017
Słaby RiS. Wali kawą, czuć trochę karmelu. Bardzo monotonnie. W smaku dość gorzkie, czuć, zaskoczenie, kawę. Goryczka zalega w przełyku, alkohol mocno wali po gardle. Nie podszedł. W zasadzie tylko do wyglądu nie mogę się przyczepić.

beern (220) - Alabama, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Pours black and opaque with a nice foamy tan head and an aroma of malt. Tastes of resinous cocoa, coffee and anise with a finish of bitter coffee and hops. It’s exceptionally full bodied and creamy with minimal carbonation. I’m assuming that the alcohol also adds to the bitter finish. It’s a little sticky as well.

dzimm27 (143) - - NOV 23, 2017
Smells heavily of tamari/soy sauce. Taste has amazingly heavy roast and is syrupy thick/sweet. Really amazingly smooth for so much roast but cannot get past the soy sauce overtones. Would not buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BenDover (231) - Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2017
Deep brown, might as well call it black, with a quarter inch or more of dense light brown foam. Aroma is malty with a hint of maybe figs and dates. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, with just the right amount of hops to counter the sweetness. Bit of an alcohol burn on the finish. Spectacular.

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