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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
An American-Style Strong Brown Ale developed by eight Redhook brewers working in four teams of two to create one beer. The ale reflects a compilation of each teamís individual receipes that were then carefully blended into one distinct beer. 8-4-1 Expedition Ale offers complexy flavor notes, delivering malty sweetness, medium bitterness with hints of smoked flavors and oak chips balanced by the addition of honey, brown sugar and candi sugar.

Style: American - Style Imperial Brown Ale
ABV: 9.5%
Malts: Pale, Wheat, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate, and Smoked Malt
Hops: Alchemy, Cascade, Willamette, Crystal, and Sterling
Bitterness Units: 55 IBU
Original Gravity: 20
Brewed Since: October 2009
Shelf Life: 365 days

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5226) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured a deep amber with a cream head. nose is caramel, light roasted malts, and more caramel. decent palate, flavor is heavy caramel, roasted malts, more caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Pour is hazed mahogany amber with a big tight bubbled seemingly everlasting light brown head...smell is hoppy up front with some grapefruit and pine with a nice toasty caramel sweetness behind it...taste is decidedly less hoppy than the smell...still some grapefruit and resin flavors but a big caramel sweetness taking over...a hint of booze in the finish...mouthfeel is medium thick...almost great, but not quite....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5445) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Pours light mahogany into a trappist glass. Off-white head recedes leaving spot lacing. Honey and oak aromas. Full with upfront oak turning to brown sugar in the middle and a lasting bitter smoked resin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bomber from Binnyís Beverage Depot, Orland Park, Illinois: It poured a clear chestnut body with an ecru head that rapidly reduced to a film with a ring. The aroma was woody with orchard fruit, light brown sugar, and an earthy bitterness. The flavor had fruity malt, black pepper, oak, vanilla, and an earthy bitterness. The alcohol only displayed itself in a light buzz when it was over. Iím not sure what they were going for here, and itís not bad, just not very impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a smal lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanilla, carmel and light cocoa with a smooth lingering oak finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of herbs, caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, and light smoke. Flavor of herbs, honey, caramel, some burnt wood, brown sugar, and smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours a reddish copper with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aromas of malt and oak with a hint of smoke. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Fairly smokey, malt is covered by bitter, not sure I get honey, but kandi could be. There is a woody astringency. Seems to be a hint of chocolate. Thereís a lot going on here, and it seems to change over time. Really tasty ale. Heat is definitely not an issue. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to someone. Pours an orange brown color with almost no head. Notes of brown sugar, bitter citrus rinds, and chocolate chips cookies. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mumblesmcgee (3) - North Bend, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2010 does not count
Aroma: chocolate, cereal, Appearance: clear, red, minimal head Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness Palate: full body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish Overall: I like this beer. Iím not one for strong, "in-your-face" Imperials but I liked this. This is well worth the price tag, so go try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Sweet honey aroma. Clear light amber color with a small white head. Sweet beginning turning slightly bitter in the finish.

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