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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 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2006 Jet black, opaque. A batch from 2003 was as flat as Lubbock, Texas, but later batches have produced a nice creamy head. Aroma of licorice, soy sauce, alcohol, chocolate, black coffee, and mellow hops. Ultra-thick and full bodied, this beer is jam packed with flavors of figs, coffee, chocolate, licorice, raisins, plums, berries, soy sauce, tobacco, smoke, port, nuts, molasses, hops, and ethanol. Evokes memories of the three-course meal gum from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory that turned Violet into a giant blueberry. The aftertaste is rich and indulgent. Lack of carbonation, depending on the batch, and ultra-complex flavor make this brew a fantastic, slow, port-like sipper.

Re-rate, 1/16/04. An 8 inch fall managed to produce a loose tan head the size of my pinky, showing me that the 2003 is indeed carbonated. At least this bottle was. I bumped the appearance up one point. The only additional comment worth adding is that this stuff is UNBELIEVABLE with dark chocolate.

Pyrmir (6171) - 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 (1205) - 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 (853) - 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 (1052) - 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 (2224) - 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 (480) - 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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