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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Draft at woodinville pub. Pours dark ruby with eggshell head and beautiful lacing. Strange aroma of nut and cough syrup. Rich malty background and decent bitter balance. Lively carbonation and a bit too much booze.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (530) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Pours a clear reddish amber. Moderate light tan head. Slightly hoppy, with well blended brown sugar and honey. Interesting and unique flavor. A little bit doppelbock, with the alcohol bite there. Thumbs up...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle (vintage Spring 2010) pours dark amber with average tan head that laces the glass nicely. Aroma of malts and fruit. Flavors of cherries, citrus, and lightly toasted malts with some wordiness and hints of honey.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Ok beer. Cellared for 24 months. The aroma is sweet Malt and light bourbon. Appearance is cloudy thik with quickly disapating head. Taste of malt and caramel with light bourbon finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2010
650ml Bottle. Nice thick pour with a thin head. Deep carmel color. Rich in flavorful roasty goodness. Chocolate honey sweet very sweet. Has a great kick!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
improvjock (321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-brown with small off-white head. Really nice lacing, a beautiful-looking beer. Sweet malts in the aroma. Flavor is malty with medium bitterness. Palate is a little heavy and sticky mouth-feel. Pretty good overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy, amber brown with a one finger tan head. Sweet, malty nose with a hint of alcohol. Smoky, spicy malt signature with a hint of bittersweet chocolate. I get a little bit of the brown sugar but I don’t really taste any of the honey. An ok beer - good but I was a bit disappointed overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Pours a brown/copper, with a small beige head. Aroma of oak, brown sugar, and some sweet chocolate, which comes out as 8-4-1 warms. Medium body, with flavors of caramel, oak, and a soft sweetness. Overall, very drinkable, not as complex as I was thinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 Clear amber pour with tan head which fades to leave a moderate lace. Cognac nose. Chocolate, honey and caramel malt with medium to heavy body and oak and whiskey flavors. Light carbonation with grappa undertones and a pine resin finish make this a session beer that would also go well with steak and potatoes.As much of an IPA fan as I am, I could have done without the dry hopping. They should have gone brown ale all the way!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Great effort by Red Hook. I was worried this was going to be a sweet, sticky mess. Candi sugar, brown sugar, and honey? Well, Red Hook delivered a well-balanced brew which actually borders on the bitter side. The smoked malts really shine through and are complemented by the earthy, woody oak flavors. Nice sweetness, though, it is certainly present but only enough to keep this thing in balance and not letting the wood/smoke run away from them. I actually enjoy this one a lot. The aroma is strong nuts and dried fruit, with some maltiness and only a faint touch of smoke. The taste is gorgeous wood, smoke, campfire, and sweet malts with a touch of suger. Bravo!


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