Russian Imperial Stout10.5% ABV
100 Overall 98 Style
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.
Food Pairing: The port wine of the beer world, Expedition Stout can be paired with dark foie gras and smoked goose.
For dessert, go with dark chocolate truffles, pecan pie, raspberry tart, vanilla poached pears or chocolate raspberry mousse cake.
Pairs well with cheeses like Blue d’Aubergne, d’Affinois, Stilton or Roquefort.
Awards: Gold medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival (16-year-old vintage).
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