BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer was very interesting and different. Had some dark fruit flavors, and a graham cracker maltiness, full of cooked grains and some caramel and toffee. I would say the 2nd best from this offering.
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(thx 2 Rick) 13 month old bottle - Lightly hazy amber color. Rich caramel/cocoa aroma. Medium sweet medium body. Caramel and toffee is there. Mild and malty. Crisp bitter sweet finish.
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Buttery aroma. Very cloudy dark brown colour. Small light brown head. The flavour is fruity and quite malty. Not so wheaty, but quite aley.
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy unfiltered brown pour. Nice lacing. Slight wheat taste but is overpowered nicely by a caramel kick. Probably one of the better offerings from this collection.
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Lightly hazy amber. Rich cocoa aroma. Medium sweet with fairly clean mouthfeel and medium body. Caramel and toffee is there. Mild and malty.
colts9016 (198) - Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coca Cola clor lis bits of yeast and slightly tan head. The aroma of wheat and toasted malt, nuts and hints of floral. The taste is wheat malt and citrus. The finis is smooth and slightly bitter.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My favorite from this collection. Caramel and malt with a slight sweet wheatiness. Very enjoyable.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
brown unfiltered pour with small beige head. Nose is primarily wheat with malts and chocolate and a nice caramel kick. Flavor is roasted malt with some nice off but nice chocolate. Not bad, but not the greatest.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from BevMo, consumed fresh just after release in summer 2006. Pours cloudy brown with orange hightlights and a thick beige head that leaves ample lace. Aroma is wheaty sweet and also a bit sour, like a dark brown sourdough bread, hints of dark fruits, some roastiness and herbal notes. Sweet and roasty, fruity and yeasty, with lots of wheat, floral and herbal flavors with a hint of citrus in the finish. Medium to ful body, fairly still, with little carbonation. Like most of these special series SA brews, I enjoyed the smelling and sniffing more than the actual drinking.
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown - a little red. The nose is of toffee. Coffee, cocoa and malty in flavor. The best of the old school four pack.