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RATINGS: 164   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9225) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with and averaged sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, caramel, some woodiness, brown sugar, and chocolate. Tastes of caramel, the same woodiness, brown sugar, and a little earthy.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
Thanks for bringing Jason. A decent unique imperial brown. Medium brown colour with a white head and lacey. Malty, smooth, with honey, chocolate malts, and a puff of smoke.Nicely drinkable. Worth having once.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle sampled at the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, Charlottesville, VA, 9/11/10. Pours a lightly hazy copper color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of anise, big toffee notes, citrus, caramel and brown sugar. The taste is caramel, toffee, citrus hops, anise and an earthy finish. Medium bodied. Quite a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8593) - , 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours deep brown, turbid, with 3-finger off-white splotchy head. Nose is Wheaties, hopds, brown sugar, and pine. Tastes very hoppy, resiny, with a big cereally malt backbone. Rich, not terribly complex or balanced, though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Bottle, thanks to Tran at Perry’s. Aroma of light smoke, some brown sugar, caramel, sherry, fruity esters. A bit of alcohol. Fresh wood. Taste, alcohol, dark fruit, dog hair, brown sugar, caramel, oak. Light bubbles, dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bomber pours clear mahogany with deep copper hues and short lived tan head. The modest aroma is smooth with sweet malts, some honey and sweet smelling dark fruity esters to go along with a faint background of caramel covered wood. The taste starts both smooth and rich and then ends a bit rough with booze. I get roasted malts and a bit of honey. By midway roasty malts are met with nuttiness, sweet dark fruitiness and wood. Into the finish booziness grows to sort of harsh levels before this dies off into the after taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
Sampled at the SpringBeerFest in Portland. Clear copper amber, low tan head. Aroma brings to mind honey ham: meaty, smoky, sweet (brown sugar). Palate is malt driven, dark toffee, slightly earthy and spicy with peaty smoke nuances. After typing this out, it sounds better than it actually was. I don’t know...


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