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RATINGS: 3078   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 first off, i FINALLY got a snifter!! that being out of my system- this is the first beer i put into it. i really like the presentation look that the snifter gives this beer. pours like motor oil with a thin tan head. smells of chocolate, coffee, and toffee. hoppy coffee flavor that is not much unlike speedway stout. this is much more drinkable than speedway is however because it is not so thick. great hoppy flavor that adds a very nice bitter aspect to the brew. this is absolutely wonderful, and very worthy of a top 50. this brewery has yet to disappoint me. wonderful beer.

tonyreynes (11) - - DEC 13, 2017
Bought in a bottle. The poor is heavy dark and has very little head that quickly dissipates. The nose on it reminds me of heaviness fruit chocolate in a little bit sweet. The taste it’s me right away with bubbles heavy brattiness fruit coffee and chocolate. What is so interesting is the fact that it finishes well and I get a final west of carbonation it’s sort of whispers.I guess that final burn is from the alcohol. What a great brew to curl up with on a cold winter night along with someone else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

caribou43 (1213) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - DEC 7, 2017
Since I long time that I was looking for this beer, I find it at the Pibar, he reintroduces some of them and yesterday, I have taken the oportunity to try it and I shared this bottle with Raoul, best before 11.06.2019, bottle number 15025. It is a classical imperial stout but it is just so delicious, an explosion of happiness in your mouth with roasted malt, so good coffee, dark chocolate, hop, some, vanilla, sweet but it is not at the extreme, mineral, well balanced and the aroma is staying a long time in the mouth, a love story, to repeat thousands times.

HourGlass13 (1074) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Pours up a pitch black color with a thin tan ring of head. Aroma is very very sweet, and super unusual, some roasted malty, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark dried fruits, wood, some weird sweet vegetable. Maybe even onion, or cucumber. Taste is super Sweet. Very capable of burning a hole in your tooth! Full on booze in the aroma and taste, makes this one seriously hard hitting beer. Full oily silky body with soft carbonation. Too much of this stuff will have you punching a baby!

freekyp (2428) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2017
A huge brash imperial stout. Drink this with good Ir you'll pay the piper. Earthy root vegetable aroma. Potato and cucumber. Sugar plum and roast flavors. Complex and unusual. Sweet and burnt bitter finish. Lots of alcohol heat.

PotjeBier (3772) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2017
Finally, after being on my wantlist for years... 12 oz. bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar, Escondido, CA. Bottled October 2016. Pours pitch black. Thick light brown head with pretty good retention and some lacing. Aroma's: roasted, coffee, mocha, some red fruit, alcohol. Retronasal it's sweetish, molasses, chocolate, mocha, some red fruit, toffee. Flavor is above moderate sweet, molasses, chocolate, roasted. Pretty much full bodied. Very smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Alcohol is warming but not at all sharp. Long finish, roasted, light moderate bitter. Wow! Forget all the hypes, this is an awesome imperial stout!

TylerGreenDC (1093) - - NOV 29, 2017
Draft. Huge aroma of pulpy, fleshy, very ripe stone fruit. Flavors are thunderous plum, then coffee, some chocolate, a bit of (pleasant) umami, and some plum liqueur. Is it worth the ABV? Yeah.

Mariox (363) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 25, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2017 W aromacie czuć palone słody, czekoladę, kawę. W smaku dość słodkie ze sporą goryczką. Finisz dość długi, słodki. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, lekko rozgrzewa, gęste, sporo ciała, treściwe, całkiem pijalne. Dobre piwo, ale nic więcej.

xavras (85) - - NOV 24, 2017
Słaby RiS. Wali kawą, czuć trochę karmelu. Bardzo monotonnie. W smaku dość gorzkie, czuć, zaskoczenie, kawę. Goryczka zalega w przełyku, alkohol mocno wali po gardle. Nie podszedł. W zasadzie tylko do wyglądu nie mogę się przyczepić.

beern (221) - Alabama, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Pours black and opaque with a nice foamy tan head and an aroma of malt. Tastes of resinous cocoa, coffee and anise with a finish of bitter coffee and hops. It’s exceptionally full bodied and creamy with minimal carbonation. I’m assuming that the alcohol also adds to the bitter finish. It’s a little sticky as well.

dzimm27 (143) - - NOV 23, 2017
Smells heavily of tamari/soy sauce. Taste has amazingly heavy roast and is syrupy thick/sweet. Really amazingly smooth for so much roast but cannot get past the soy sauce overtones. Would not buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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