michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, brown sugar, light candi sugar, slight oak, and a hint of pepper. Poured deep amber/copper in color with a small, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout around the edges and as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, hops, rye, slight oak, slight smoke, slight wood, and a hint of cocoa. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, rye, slight smoke, and slight oak finish is dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Juelze (1128) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy rich rusty brown color with large, bubbly, off-white head. Aroma is of bright hops, caramel malt, light oak, vanilla and light smoke. Taste is light hops upfront, caramel, oak, light vanilla and light fruit and smoke. Bold and enjoyable this is definitely a welcomed treat from Redhook.
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this beer pours a deep amber brown with a thin tan head. the aromas are raisins, musk and old closet. the palate is slightly sweet and syrupy. this wasnít great, but I didnít dislike it either. cheers!
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at friendly mini mart in Lakewood. Pour is an attractive dark reddish brown with a thin cream head. Aroma has hints of oak, honey, caramel malt and alcohol. Flavor is somewhat hot, lots of alcohol and hop bitterness. Could use some mellowing in real oak, and not just with chips.
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours a dark amber color with a medium off-white frothy head. Aroma is earthy hops, brown sugar, some nutmeg and sugary spices. Taste is earthy hops, brown sugar, caramel malts, and sugary spices. Pretty good but very different. Nice to see brewers doing a different Imperial style.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: 8-4-1 Expedition
Date: April 09, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, frothy off white head, thick streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma, light smoke, touch of spicyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, light earthy smoke
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
J_man (616) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful amber/copper color. Sweet, candy-sugar, malty flavor with a strong alcohol background, which balance each other wonderfully. A nice puckering bitterness in the background from the hops. Another great limited release beer from Red Hook!
Fratto (2438) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Fort Worth Gingerman. Deep red pour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, a little hops, musty, and a little roasted. Taste is bitter hops, pine, chocolate, and plum.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #14. Nice dark red color with a dirty white head that lasted for a good while. Nice aroma as well, caramel with a sweetish spiciness as well, very good. Light bitterness and a touch sweet almost a taste of cinnamon in there underneath everything, very tasty brew. (1189)
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap @ OTH
pours dark brown/mahogany with off-white head.
aroma of dark fruits, dark sugar, caramel malts, the booze overpowers the aroma, rather disappointing.
flavors, warming abv, thick mouthfeel of dark fruits, some bitter hops, pale and caramel malts, yeasty.
dark sugar? got a bunch of dark fruits; grape, currants, and possibly hint of vanilla adding to the sweetness.
I think this would be a great beer if it wasnít that boozy.