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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
Sammy (12205) - 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.

2.9
slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"still expecting more from RH’s limited series. Not sure why. This was pretty standard beer...nothing deserving of a special release. nice looking. dominated by muddled sweet malt and too much brown sugar. the honey makes an appearance as do the bitter hops, but a bit too late. an average beer that costs more than many great ones."

2.9
j12601 (12000) - 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.

3.6
hopscotch (11101) - 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.

3.3
daknole (11049) - 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
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Name: 8-4-1 Expedition
Date: April 09, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, frothy off white head, thick streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma, light smoke, touch of spicyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, light earthy smoke
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.2
DocLock (10689) - 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.

3.4
cubs (10635) - 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.

3.3
DuffMan (10434) - 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...

3.5
alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, 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.


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