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RATINGS: 3178   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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Many a years had been spent waiting to see if they would bring it to Jax. The one time I was in Michigan, with every intent on sipping on this, I was too late for last call, with it laughing at me from behind itís translucent, 39 degree encasing. Well, Iíve finally found one; and what better beer to drink to my sending-off 6 month stay in Germany for school, as well as my 550th brew. Onto the beer: Pours deep, dark soy sauce black. No sign of light entering or exiting, like a black hole. Head was dark coffee and soda colored. Nose is fragrant coffee, vanilla, with lots of molasses and hops. Very clear with each item separated, but not deviated. Taste is a heavy smack across the palate. Thick, chewy, yet silky and smooth. The first bite is sharp, evening out into an artists palette , with dabs of chocolate, molasses, coffee (colombian), clove, more chocolate, more coffee, a nice abundance of hopes, and some sugar and spice for measure. Vanilla notes lead into frequent earth tones and at some point I felt as though I was describing a wine. No real off-setting areas, other than maybe a tad too sweet. But damn, I hope I can find something like this over here in Germany

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndySnow (7478) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Had at home.
Appearance: Black colour with a thick beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, some coffee, vanilla, spices, some alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation. Thick mouthfeel.
Flavour: Chocolate, caramel, spices, vanilla, some liquorice, a bit vinous, some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer_Bob2281 (2) - - MAY 10, 2017 does not count
One of the best American Imperial Stouts I've tasted! Thick, creamy & luscious body. Tastes of bitter chocolate & coffee! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ronritter (576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2017
2014 version on tap pours black with dark tan head aroma and taste is coffee and chocolate with a touch of booze alot more than that going on but thiose were the main components to me, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gr_pa (631) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAY 5, 2017
Dark brown, quite nice head. Aroma: caramel, biscuits, coffee, gingerbread, nit soy sauce. Medium to full body, heavy sweetness, medium to low bitterness. Lotís of sweetness, but even more coffee and roasted notes, some dry fruits and licorice, Perfectly hidden alcohol. Overal very balanced, maybe bit too much roastiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (2128) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle from Beersínímore, bottled 11/06/15. Pours almost black, hints of brown, little head. Aroma is dark dried fruit, plum, chocolate, raisin. Body is quite heavy, sweet and warmingly boozy with only a little carbonation - Not flat and not lacking anything, though. Chocolate is even intenser here, other roasted malts too, but there is still dark fruit present. Some soy sauce. Palate lingers on chocolate and bitterness. Still warming and boozy. A sipper for sure. Good balance. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dzudohonor (67) - POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
butelka 2015, aromat i smak bardzo mocno palonych słodůw, deserowej czekolady, kawy, kakao, troszeczkę wanilii i ciemnych owocůw, konkretna palona goryczka, lekko popiołowa, alkohol konkretnie rozgrzewa w przełyku, gęsta faktura. Solidny RIS, ale bez fajerwerkůw, w zasadzie ta cena porywa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (4334) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle, september 18th 2016. Black body with a massive tanned head. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruit, roasted malt. Taste is bittersweet and rich, hazelnut, dark chocolate, raisin. Thick delicious body, with a lasting dark roasty end. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (1573) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2017
December 13th, 2014 - Bellís Expedition Stout feels like part of a panther at this point. Classic, well known, and an established reputation, itís small wonder I donít have the Expedition Stout with more frequency, save for the previous barrier of being in a part of the country where Bellís didnít distribute. The Expedition Stout advertises its unctuous intensity from the pour, slow and oily, like pouring a thick dark nectar into the glass. And there it sits like an anchor, unperturbed, with just a thin, soy-sauce like foam on top, barely a quarter of a centimeter. This allows the heavy aroma to unfurl from the brew, like the Old Rasputin but darker. Notes of charcoal, pine can and steak fond, with a licorice lacquer. The flavor is even more engaging, with a forward boozy quality that is strong by restrained. The heavy flavor oozes with a long, delicious caramel flavor and licorice aftertaste, direct and exquisitely balanced. Not especially complex, the flavors are direct and candid, but also harmonious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (3138) - 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 (í13). 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: í14 bottle opened Apr í17

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CaskSensei25 (29) - 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 wonít 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 canít be brewed by simply humans. Looks like Gambrius himself has given an helping hand to the brewers at Bellís.

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