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RATINGS: 3168   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 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2009 Bottled. Yum! I’m still cellaring my one bottle, but I got a sampler this weekend at Picadilly Beverage Shop in Champaign, IL. Heady, smoky, deep, chewy, thick, oily: all sorts of adjectives just pop into my head. Pours black and viscous. You’d almost think it was brewed exclusively with bitter black malts. Coats my little plastic sampler glass like a film of 10W-30. Exceptional.

   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 (165) - 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 (2462) - 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 (145) - 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 (20) - 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 (829) - 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 (1942) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drago7 (242) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Z: biszkopt, może ciut sosu sojowego, lekkie alko. S: średnie ciało, słodko, biszkopty, lekki kwasek śliwki. Finisz delikatny w czekoladę.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fules (1100) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 24, 2017
Közepes, tartós hab, fekete szín. Illata csokis, kávés, aszalt gyümölcsös. Selymes, csokoládés, kissé kávés és nagyon sötét bogyós gyümölcsös karakter, markáns hordós aromákkal, pici vörösboros beütéssel. Hatalmas test jellemzi, enyhe szénsavtartalommal és közepes keserűvel, amit a tölgyfa és a pörkölt maláta ad. Isteni sör, nagyszerű arányokkal és egyensúllyal.

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