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RATINGS: 3089   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - APR 28, 2013
Wow, this is so badass! Tastes like dark chocolate truffle with plum filling that has been covered in espresso, toffee, and bourbon. It is hopped perfectly so as to give it complexity and bite but not enough to throw off the balance. The only thing that keeps me from giving a perfect rating is the whole soy sauce thing, its definately there and I dont think its a plus. If you like big take no prisoners imperial stouts this has got to be got...


3.7
mieszal92 (489) - Gliwice, POLAND - JAN 10, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 Wylezakowana butelka z rynku wtórnego. Sos sojowy wyszedł w mniej przyjemna stronę niż pity przed chwilą Smuttynose BP pochodzący z tego samego źródła i będący, w domniemaniu, rówieśnikiem (?). Sporo ciała, ostra goryczka z palonosci, ale z drugiej strony jest też porządnie słodkie. Klasior.

4
Cybuch (622) - Muszyna, POLAND - JAN 10, 2018
W aromacie mocno karmelowe, amerykanskie chmiele, slodko, troche czekolady, palone. Barwa prawie czarna, piana drobna, ladna. W smaku karmel wpadajacy w czekolade, geste, palonosc. Jest po slodkiej stronie mocy. Goryczka srednia, alkohol lekki, nie przeszkadza. Bardzo dobre piwo, przeszkadza mi tu troche ten karmel.

4.2
wekker84 (2530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2018
Bottle a black colored beer with a white-off head aroma roasted malts spicy citrus dried fruits caramel oak and hops flavor roasted malts spicy caramel citrus dark fruits dried fruits oak spicy and bitter hops

4.1
commonmac (1368) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2018
On tap at Hopcat after a day of jury duty. This has been on the list to try for some time. Not sure why it was hard to track down in Mpls. Snifter glass. Dark cola brown or basically black. Minimal head. Nose opens up as it warms... big roasty malts and chocolate. Maybe a hint of dark fruit like raisins or figs. Definitely needs to be served warmer. Taste is relatively heavy on dark chocolate carrying a dose of bitterness and a hint of fruit with it. Finish brings around a coffee roasty quality. The warmth of alcohol is definitely present. Very solid rendition of the style...almost feels straightforward for what I expect from a Russian Imperial Stout. Worth the trek.

4
Maracuja05 (2056) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2017
09-09-17 // taster, draft. At Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Dark black beer. Heavy sweetness with loads of chocloate, cocoa, coffee, creamy mouthfeel, great!

4.9
jhking34 (37) - - DEC 29, 2017
Metropolis (<3 mil) Paris Barcelona London Rome Berlin City (1-3 mil) Vienna Budapest Prague Seville Amsterdam Munich Lisbon Towns (100k to 1mil) Strasbourg Dubrovnik Mostar Kotor Neckless Pearl earrings Juicer China teapot Pregnancy yoga Picture frame (see screenshot) 819 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
ttoadee (1664) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2017
Black (literally thick as oil), thin mocha head. Nose is cherries, currants, coffee and a smidge of alcohol. Intensely bittersweet. Middle, where to begin? Sacher torte, blackened grain, cherries & caramel, woody bitterness. Finish is still incredibly bittersweet. Wow.

4.2
simontomlinson (675) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2017
Thin dark brown head left a collar on a very dark brown oil slick. Coffee, licorice, aniseed & burnt aromas. Medium bodied, super smooth & oily on the palate with minimal carbonation - it just slides down! Bitter burnt coffee, dark berries, coal & demerara tastes with a really bitter tangy finish.

3.9
SONOFWODEN (77) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2017
Bell's Two Hearted Ale sits at the top of my list as a straight up IPA so I gave this Stout a try. It is a rich, delicious, top-notch Imperial right on par with North Coast Old Rasputin and Sierra Nevada Narwhal. It pours nearly black with a thick head of about half and inch. You can definitely pick up overall roast and backdrop of coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma. The taste has some nice low key sweetness and again with an overall roast and dark chocolate. It has the full body, smoothness, and then slight bitter ending that you would expect. I had a cousin would does not drink craft, but likes "dark beers", and his words were "yeah, you can definitely bring this again" which is high praise from him.

4.3
GSE (97) - POLAND - DEC 17, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2018 btl. 36cl vntg 2015. Jeden z najdłużej produkowanych RIS-ów w USA, ale nie wiem czy ta etykieta w estetyce lat 80-90 ma z tym jakiś związek. W aromacie nie czuję kawy, ale jest czekolada, intensywna wanilia, kokos, ciemne owoce (suszone figi), trochę piernika i ciemnego miodu. Wydaje się dość jasne i nieco wodniste. W smaku bardzo ułożone, gładkie. Owoce, nieco kawy, a na koniec dużo czekolady mlecznej. Głównie owoce leśne, rodzynki, czarna porzeczka, trochę cierpkich skórek, lekkie albedo pomarańczowe i świeży kokos (nie żadne wiórki). Mało charakterny imperial stout, ale dla mnie super, bo czegoś takiego poszukiwałem. Alkohol zupełnie niewyczuwalny.


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