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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
16th July 2011
Clear red - amber beer. Good pale tan head. Soft and semi dry palate. Smooth malt with a nice vanilla oak that doesn’t dominate. Well balanced by mellow hops - mildly bitter orange. Finishes with creamy malt and mild minerals. Dry. Nicely joined up. If not a tad dry this would have been in the 4s.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
22oz bottle. Medium beige head that mostly dissipates, atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, brown sugar, caramel, raisin/orange, some chocolate, honey. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, brown sugar, raisin, orange, light alcohol. Medium-full body, light stickiness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
22oz bottle Thanks suttree @PreJam Gathering-pours a tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-peat/molasses, secondary earthy hops. Taste is medium malt-peat/molasses, secondary wood/earthy hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Name: 8-4-1 Expedition
Date: April 09, 2010
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10805) - 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. There’s a lot going on here, and it seems to change over time. Really tasty ale. Heat is definitely not an issue. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured clear ruby color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and oak wood aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9544) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark red orange appearance with a light brown head. Very sweet, thick caramel malty nose that’s well hopped with a fair amount of booze. Very sweet barley wine-like flavor with a smoked caramel malty flavor and a medium piney hoppy taste. Very sweet malty, piney hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (8943) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2010
Brownish color. Aroma has toffee, hops, light cocoa, banana and booze. Flavor has banana, light toffee and some hop bite. Ok.


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