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RATINGS: 3170   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Batch number 8145. This beer pours pitch black with a very small of white head that fades quickly. The aroma is not as powerful as I expected it to be. There was some hops lots of malt an little bit of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is very complex. I can taste chocolate, coffee some dark fruits and some bittering hops. The taste lingers in the mouth and there is hardly any alcohol. The Beer is much better at almost room temperature as opposed to right out of the fridge.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (3021) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2017
I love this beer. The first time I had it was watching a Bruins game while at a secluded beach shack of a bar in FL (’13). This beer pours black in color with a tan head. Chocolate, caramel, roast aromas. Thick and intense flavor; immensely chocolatey with roast edges that hit hard in the cheeks but then coats the mouth and lingers. This is really just a classic in the style and amazingly stands above so many that have come along since. Notes: ’14 bottle opened Apr ’17

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CaskSensei25 (21) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2017
A perfect imperial stout. Aroma is so rich, it has almost everything nice ini it - dark chocolate, hazelnuts, ceamed coffee, toffe, freshly cooked bread, dark plums... The taste is undescribable, it is just pure happiness in a bottle... So, I won’t try to describe it as I know I cant find any righ words for it. This beer feels almost velvety in mouth and leaves an aftertaste of honey and propolis. I am astonished. This is my favourite beer for now. This... this can’t be brewed by simply humans. Looks like Gambrius himself has given an helping hand to the brewers at Bell’s.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rand (1660) - SWITZERLAND - APR 23, 2017
Bottle 355 ml / Craftgallery - Bern (CH). Black and fat beer with an average tan head. Roasted aromas, chocolate-coffee, dark fruits are the beginnings of an amazing tasting. To the taste, it’s the same with fruity of candied cherry, caramel-molasses-maple, vanilla touch. As it aged moderatly, the flavors of malt and hop are ideally melted to perfection. A great moment.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tinaccio (179) - Milano, ITALY - APR 20, 2017
330 ml bottle at Wild Turkey, Castelgomberto (VI), Italy. Colour is black with a small long lasty, creamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, spices, pepper, coffee, smoked, roaste malts, liqorice, dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, resins. Medium sweet. Body is full, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish is warm and long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NosirIwont (2466) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - APR 20, 2017
Bottle. 10.5%. No best before date, but ’packaged’ on 11.06.15. Pours an oily black, with a dark tan head. Slight lacing. Somewhat fat aroma, roasted, with light rye and dark fruit notes, the latter increasing a bit as it warms. Metallic hint, and a hint of whisky deep down as well. Further warming brings out some kind of ’minty’ touch. Flavour is fat, almost chewy, slightly tart, roasted, with notes of liquorice, rye, dark fruits. Hint of hops in the background. Roasted, dark fruits finish with a medium alcohol burn and a mild bitterness, hinting at dark chocolate. Lingering light grassy note. Smooth palate. Overall really good. If anything, it could do with a bit more complexity in aroma and flavour, but it’s still so well-made and -balanced, that it doesn’t really matter. 20.04.17.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
moldovan9807 (146) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 18, 2017
Pitch black pour with a medium height espresso head . Smells like cocoa,vanilla milk chocolate,roasted malts,dry cherries. Very smooth texture with low carbonation and taste notes that include cocoa beans, espresso, roasted malts and dark chocolate ,vanilla. Very well balanced and just the perfect mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NightHawk91 (21) - POLAND - APR 17, 2017
2015. Cholernie się utleniło, czego nie lubię w RIS-ach. Dałbym sobie rękę uciąć, że świeże jest lepsze i mam w planach takie spróbować w przyszłości. Poszło mocno w czerwone owoce i śliwki. Obecnie największym atutem tego piwa jest jego ciało, gęstość porównywalna z olejem silnikowym, wykleja aż miło. Niestety, to utlenienie mnie męczyło i piwo z kretesem przegrało bezpośrednie starcie z rok świeższym Black Note. Do zobaczenia za jakiś czas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
szymonskc (831) - Skórcz, POLAND - APR 11, 2017
Zapach intensywny, paloność, kakao, czekolada, praliny, kawa, lukrecja, alkohol. Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzyste. Piana beżowa, niska, drobno i średniopęcherzykowa, szybko znika, zdobi szkło. W smaku słodkie, pełne, gęste, paloność, czekolada, kakao, kawa, lukrecja, suszone owoce, wanilia, alkohol. Goryczka wysoka, wysycenie niskie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skiatd1 (46) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2017
Aroma- lots of notes of caramel and delicious stoutyness Appearance- dark Taste- full bodied, like a meal even compared to other stouts, heavy like motor oil (in a good way) large notes of caramel and malt ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ken1 (1944) - DENMARK - APR 9, 2017
Aroma: Roasted malt with smoke and fruity sweetness. Flavour: Dark roasted malt with chocolate notes and fruity sweetness. Aftertaste is malty with notes of coffee and rather bitter. Mouthfeel is creamy and alcoholic warm. Colour: black with a brown head.

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