Bottle from Whole Foods, pours opaque black with thick tan head. Full bodied. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate and plums. Complex taste is rich chocolate, licorice and molasses, burnt malt. Decadent, syrupy mouthfeel. Lingering bitter chocolate finish. Superb!
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small mocha brown head. Aromas of dark sweet fruits, pretty big malty notes coming up, fruity coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, light salty licorice. Taste is more malty up front, salty licorice, dark fruits, raisins, fruity coffee, very dark bitter chocolate, heavy roast.
Bottle at tasting, thanks Jonno. Dark brown, hardly no head. Aroma is booze, fudge, bit roasty, oaty, porridge. Taste is very nice. Nice dryness, dark chocolate, wheaty, something savoury. Really nice. --- Beer merged from original tick of Expedition Stout on 09 Sep 2019 at 16:06 - Score: Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9. Original review text: Bottle at tasting, thanks Jonno. Dark brown, hardly no head. Aroma is booze, fudge, bit roasty, oaty, porridge. Taste is very nice. Nice dryness, dark chocolate, wheaty, something savoury. Really nice.
3rd LCRBM. Licorice, apple and roast in the aroma. Sugary sweet roasted flavor with grapes. Licorice in the aftertaste. Good, but not a world classic.
9/18 bottle, about 13C. Black with a tan head that gradually fades to a fat coat. Aroma of mocha, fudge, stewed blackberries, plums, some overt alcohol. Silky, enveloping. Very sweet with quite firm roasted notes and strong bitterness that lifts everything away. Thought I'd try this fresh first and that the bitterness might be too much but it works just fine for me. Huge chocolaty malt is tamed really by astringent coffee, then roast and finally bitterness. The fruity notes don't get a lot of room but are there. I don't mind the whiff of booze. Yes, great.
355ml bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Liquorice, tobacco, chocolate, toast, plum, bit of coffee, blackcurrant. Good body. Nice.
Draught @ Malt & Mold. Inky black with very small frothy beige head that leaves a ring, dark fruits, molasses, dark chocolate aroma, adequate carbonation, medium bitter woodsy mocha taste with rum and dark chocolate, thick body, long fulfilling finish. Very satisfying.
Pitch black color. Amazingly deep complex nose with molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, toffee and caramel. The mouth shows modest roasted malt with tons of dark fruit, dark chocolate, toffee. Low carbonation. The palate is just perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness. Alcohol only shows up in the finish. Just amazing and a benchmark imperial stout. Just amazing.