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RATINGS: 3129   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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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4.6
   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 it’s translucent, 39 degree encasing. Well, I’ve 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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4537) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle at DØE US tasting. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma medium+ malty (roasted) and hoppy. Flavor medium sweet, roasted, burnt, heavy bitter, light burning alcohol. Fat body, quite flat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (3692) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle from Beer Gonzo - bottled 19 months ago. Black body with a thin tan head that slowly fades. Faint lacing. Aroma of furniture polish, charred barbecue and Christmas pudding. Flavour of espresso, dark chocolate and deep, roasted malts. Medium to full body with a smooth, creamy texture. The finish just goes on and on - for me it is the best thing about this wonderful beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaserov (364) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 15, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de dos dedos de grosor (retención decente). Carbonatación mínima. Aroma básicamente alcohólico, no capto más. Sabor torrefacto y alcohólico, demasiado fuerte para mi gusto.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (2269) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 9, 2017
BOTTLE 12 OZ. Inky black, dark espresso head. Rich and luscious aroma - not as much roasty as sweet - molasses, dark fruit jam, alcohol spice. The taste is very intense, pretty heavy on malts, lots of molasses and sticky dark sugars, some dark fruits. Of course, the roast malts and the alcohol manage to turn it into a greater desert beer. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (3040) - CROATIA - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml, present by Vlado, shared with JFK10000. Pours black with small brown head. Roasted malts, lots of chocolate, coffee, cocoa, dark fruit. Quite sweet. Full bodied, soft carbonation, thick, creamy, oily. Great one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SebBrews (86) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JAN 9, 2017
Jet black with thin tan head that fades away swiftly. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, alcohol. Taste is initially aggressively bitter, then it evolves to mildly bitter after the beer sits in the glass for a while. Alcohol is maybe too predominant and not too well hidden by the malt base. Hints of coffee liquor and burnt bread. Undertones of smoked wood. Heavy body, viscous mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation. Bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Estebanik (891) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Piana niezbyt okazała, dość gruboziarnista, acz zaskakująco trwała. W aromacie sporo deserowej czekolady, ciemne owoce, strzelałbym w ciemne winogrona, kawa. W smaku na początku jest czekoladowo, gęsto, dalej sporo owoców, ale po chwili na łopatki rozkłada mnie mocarna goryczka, przysiągłbym, że o lekko chmielowym charakterze. Alkohol na finiszu jest odczuwalny, ale ładnie wpasowuje się w kompozycje. Posmak palony, bardzo gorzka czekolada i lekko kwaskowata kawa. Przez wysoką goryczkę, odczuwalna słodycz jest niezbyt wysoka, co nie przeszkadza jej sklejać ust podczas degustacji. Klasa RIS, dużo tu się dzieje. W życiu bym nie pomyślał, że po wypiciu tylu mocno chmielonych piw, z butów wyrzuci mnie goryczka imperialnego stoutu;)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wombat23 (972) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Shared 12oz. bottle. Viscous pour, almost black with a tan head. Aroma of dark malt, chocolate. Taste: dark malt, chocolate, burnt undertones, hints of dark fruit, perhaps a touch of smoke, licorice notes, oak. Heavy body. Wow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4391) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle. BB 11-2015. Black oily pour. Aroma has chocolate, mocha coffee, mild licorice, red fruit and roasted caramelised malt. Taste has lucious caramelised malt, ripe fruit, smooth chocolate, soft licorice, coffee, molasses and a sweet bitter finish. Very balanced and very tasty. A classic worthy of its status.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerowl80 (312) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of fig, prune, dark chocolate and roast malt. Moderate sweet with light bitterness. Full bodied, rich and creamy. Nice and boozy. Pretty damn good.


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