RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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

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madmitch76 (24807) - , 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.

jtclockwork (16581) - , 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.

bhensonb (15194) - 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.

Ratman197 (14834) - 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.

Tmoney99 (14480) - 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.

argo0 (14127) - 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.

Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

bu11zeye (13029) - 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.

hopdog (12510) - 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.

jcwattsrugger (12420) - 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.

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