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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 teamís 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
bottle, garnet amber pour with short thin foam, aroma is woody grapefruit, flavors of oaky caramel sugar, cookie dough, wedding cake icing, finish is bitter metallic

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2010
22 ounce bottle thanks to someone at the Christmas tasting. I stole this bottle basically- thanks to someone. A light reddish brown color with a tan head. The aroma and flavor is rich caramel, earthy, hot, some smoke, interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle, 22oz .. . Pours a deep caramel tan .. medium foam .. . caramel, molasses, and bread .. . pretty smooth, the abv is pretty tame .. . tasty for a redhook product .. . . Iíll tell you whatís ridiculous! The Kaiser! Somebody should put him on a roll!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
The beer pours a clear brown color with a large khaki head. The aroma is honey, oak and caramel malt. Overall, the aroma is not that impressive and could be a little stronger and more up front. The flavor is heavy on the oak with some chocolate and toasted malts. The oak is a little overwhelming and could be toned down a bit, but it is still pretty good. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
(22oz bomber thanks to BMan1113VR) clear brown with light bubbles. Nose of sweet honey, nuts, and alcohol. Taste of nuts, cereal grains, alcohol, old grain mash. Overcarbonated spicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, molasses. Oak y with perfume notes, and fresh hop tones. A mild fruity warming, with vanilla and oak notes. Hints of coco and a hoppy sweet warmth to boot. A bit messy but okay.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bomber from Binnyís Beverage Depot, Orland Park, Illinois: It poured a clear chestnut body with an ecru head that rapidly reduced to a film with a ring. The aroma was woody with orchard fruit, light brown sugar, and an earthy bitterness. The flavor had fruity malt, black pepper, oak, vanilla, and an earthy bitterness. The alcohol only displayed itself in a light buzz when it was over. Iím not sure what they were going for here, and itís not bad, just not very impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle: Pours a nice caramel ruby color with a nice white head. The nose is dry and dusty from the oak with a nice sweet sappy dose of hops. Lots of caramel covered orange and pineish/grapefruit notes. The flavor is big and balanced, nice spicy dark malts, clean balanced and snappy hop bitterness and a rounded oak note that follows up the tail. Very well done for Redhook, Iím surprised at the complexity and overall nice malty mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear copper color with a small off white ring. The aroma has dark fruits, sweet caramel malt, vanilla and some alcohol. The flavor has sweet caramel, vanilla, woody, with a moderate bitterness. Finish is on the dry side, woody and somewhat bitter. This was a bit better than expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Sampled on 4/16/2010. This American Strong Ale pours a medium to dark brown color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to full sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty, nutty, with a touch of wood. A medium bodied Imperial Brown/American Strong Ale. The malts are caramel, nutty and bready. The hops are earthy. A touch of oak and a touch of honey. Nice carbonation. A like smoke maybe. Interesting beer. A touch of honey shows up at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a touch of wood.


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