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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 team’s 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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Caramel colored, no head. Smells like caramel at first, then some piney notes. Nice flavor - earthy, piney - I don’t know, is that mushroom? then some more honey and molasses. Sticky, messy finish. Sampled at 2010 pre-Brewer’s Jam tasting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Red-orange, beige cover. Aroma is sweet, cocoa, caramel. Taste is strong alcohol, caramel, cocoa and toast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Seet malt aroma. Nice dark brown color. The honey is a little at the start but the hops come on quickly and sustain through a very dry finish. Quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle thanks to Scrizz. Pours clear reddish brown amber. Nose of caramel, barley, cherry and malt. Taste is strong cherry, wood, smoked malt, brown sugar and licorice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2010 Bottle on 12/31/2010. Clear brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Light nutty, sweet malt and floral hop aroma. Nutty and caramel flavor with floral hops. Medium full body with moderate carbonation - 7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4 Bottle from Once Upon a Vine - South on 04/16/2010. Clear brown body with a small off-white head. Sweet nutty and light hoppy aroma on a malt background. Nutty and malty flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/3/6/3/13

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle: Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel and toffee nose with some light fruity complexity and a doughy yeast. Starts with good fullness and chewy caramel sweetness with a decent hop bitterness and a touch of oak before a drier, bittersweet finish. Pretty true to style and fairly drinkable barleywine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Cloudy brown ale with a lot of sediment, a red tint, and a 2 inch frothy off-white head. Strong malt nose with some english hops maybe. Rich, malty flavor and a strong hoppy bite. A little sweet mouthfeel. Strong malty aftertaste. Velvety smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Could there be anything else in this beer? Hmmm they forgot cocoa nibs, coconut, brett, some fruit, anything else? Anyway, this beer is actually pretty good. Aroma is mildlyu complex with lots of dark fruit, light alcohol, toffee, earthy spice, hops. The taste also has dark fruit and toffee sweetness with a good amount of earthy woodiness. The hops come through well also. Well balanced, lots going on but it blends pretty nicely. Alcohol and bitter hops, burnt malt finish the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2010
8/27/10. Bomber. Big thanks to Byron at Liquor Loft/Proof for sharing with the crew! Brown pour, mostly red when held to the light. Sweet roasty aroma with a hint of booze. Sweet bitter roasty flavor with a dose of astrigent bitterness. The finish is very burnt bitter. Eh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle pours copper with a thick khaki head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, brown sugar, peach and some underlying earthiness. Flavor shows the same with oak, nuts, light smoke (maybe even some ash), and a small squeeze of grapefruit. Overall body is moderate to full, moderately sweet, and finishes with a lingering bitterness.


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