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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10346) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10228) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle… Clear, brilliant copper ale with a mid-sized, wispy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The biscuity, nutty, caramely bouquet provides rumors of milk chocolate and a medley of toasted cashews, almonds and pistachios. Full-bodied and almost chewy; definitely fatty with relaxed carbonation. Almost perfectly balanced – caramel and chocolate malt sweetness offsets woody hop bitterness. Finishes malty and rich with a sliver of bitterness to hold the sugars in check.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10169) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10105) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9836) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8707) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8207) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (8029) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2010
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 wasn’t that boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle with some work people. Pours a hazy ruby brown with a medium yellow beige head. Dry malt on the nose. Thin, malty and with a spicy smoke note. Boozy finish. Mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - 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.

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