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RATINGS: 3142   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MCShann (11) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Another fantastic creation from Bells! Chocolate notes all throughout with a great malt backbone. Drinks with the complexity of a fine wine. Ages well and only gets better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KraftowyJakup (115) - POLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Daktyle, suszone figi, rodzynki, gorzka czekolada, słodkie, goryczka niska, lekko cierpkie na finiszu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SzymonF (13) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 20, 2017
W aromacie figi, rodzynki. W smaku słodkie, rodzynki w czekoladzie. Po przełknięciu zostaje rodzynka oblepiająca usta, dobre ułożone brak alkoholu

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PabloZab (1291) - Wroclaw, POLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle 355ml (BB 11.06.2019). Completely black with beige, short head. Nice lacing. Aroma intense with bitter chocolate and cacao notes. There is also sweet note of noble alcohol behind. Roasty bitterness, quite high and agressive but it should be such in RIS. There is bitter chocolate and intense cacao in taste with nice, sweet liquor finish. Beer is full body, warms a bit inside and in the throat but anyway alcohol is well hidden. Even though beer is roasty, it’s also very smooth. Generally it’s very good RIS, chocalate and roasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (1383) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 9, 2017

Butelka z datą: 11/06/15
AROMAT: Bardzo intensywny. Pumpernikiel, rodzynki, marcepan, czekolada, paloność, nuty ziołowe (anyż), karmel.
SMAK: Z początku słodkawe karmelowo-czekoladowe. Potężna podbudowa słodowa. Posmak szlachetnej, mocno palonej kawy. Odczucie w ustach:gęste/oleiste niczym płynna czekolada. Alkohol idealnie wkomponowany w całość.
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, bardzo niska, nieśmiało oblepia szkło.
OGÓLNIE: Świetnie ułożone piwo. Klasa, klasa, klasa! Jak widać na załączonym obrazku, Imperialnym Stout’om kilkutygodniowe podróże z USA do Europy nie wadzą, przeciwnie do piw mocno chmielonych dla których czas jest największym wrogiem. Choć odnoszę wrażenie, że Expedition Stout po prostu wyjechał już tak dobry już na etapie butelkowania. A gdyby tak była wersja leżakowana w beczce po bourbonie...STOP! Przecież jest Black Note Stout ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (485) - Ioannina, GREECE - FEB 2, 2017
Opaque black, small expresso head. Expresso nose: lots of coffee and hint of licorice. Hoppy, foamy, coffeeish, chocolaty. Long licorice aftertaste. Really full-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
florent.janssens (307) - - JAN 28, 2017
Arôme plutôt faible. Pas de mousse. Gout de café prononcé et arričre goűt fort amčre pour un stout. Stout correct sans plus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ulysse (469) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2017
Lychee aroma. First is liquorish. Second is candy sugar and last is a light earthy note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (772) - POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bardzo klasyczny, nieco agresywny w odbiorze przykład risa. Czekolada, kawa, lekko szorstkie kakao i paloność. Szlachetne alkoholowe grzanie. Dobre, uczciwe piwo, bez udziwnień, choć biorąc pod uwagę skalę ocen - spodziewałem się nieco więcej.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pallleon (230) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2017
Mélyfekete szín. Habja szinte nincs is. Nagyon testes, szinte krémes állagú. Étcsokoládés íz. Az alkohol alig van jelen, mintha egy kicsi kávélikőr lenne benne. Nagyon is ajánlott sör. Kategóriájának egyik legjobbja.

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