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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Blue Wax - Batch 012 bottled 5/9/12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Black in color with a khaki head. Interesting aroma to this as there is a very strong spice character. Notes of cinnamon, chili powder, and nutmeg, roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Mild sweetness of vanilla, molasses, and toffee. Roasted malt flavor, chocolate, cinnamon, chili powder, and coffee. Slight vanilla note, molasses, and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Another Xmas gift 22oz. Had the original batch awhile back but definitely an upgrade here. Aroma of cinnamon and a touch of chiles. Palate is perfect for a milk stout, flavor is chocolate cinnamon, and a lasting manageable heat. Another great offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fuertecorn (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours a dense black with brown edges. The nose has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, cinnamon and some chili. This beer is like a mullet, all the partyís in the back. Up front it is a pretty straight forward milk stout with hints of chocolate and roasted malt but the finish has a great hit of chili, cinnamon and other spices that really balance out the sweetness. It has a full mouthfeel with a slightly sticky/chewy mouth feel. Iím glad the world didnít end so I can keep drinking this one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - DEC 23, 2012
Iím a sucker for spicy beers and this one is an excellent example of this catagory. Very picante and with chocolate, coffee, chipotle. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bakebisbife (13) - - DEC 17, 2012
Batch 62. Head dissipated quickly. Chocolate, pepper, and cinnamon, on the nose. Quite aromatic. Medium bodied. Robust chocolate up front and ancho chili all the way down. Some coffee. Lasting finish. Wow. First sip lingered for several minutes. Ancho chili snuck up on me! Great spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle (Batch #62). Pours an opaque dark brownish-black with a thin mocha head that dissipated very quickly (although it might be my glass). Nose is spicy, roasted malt and some cocoa. Mouth is mildly sweet, with the anchos definitely up front (mild chile heat), and then some coffee and malt (didnít detect any vanilla, but I did get a little chocolate in there). Overall very similar mouth to the Pastrami on Rye (which came out a few weeks ago) only not as varied on the spices, so I didnít feel like I was drinking a stout mixed with corned beef water. This one has gotten a lot of good press and I finally got around to trying it (chiles in my beer have always been somewhat off-putting for me). I rated this one as a sum of itís parts, but overall this one wasnít really my favorite P-Dub offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch #62 A: Pours a dark black color with a khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin collar. S: Cinnamon and chilies up front. Mild chocolate fudge with some roast to it. T: Fudgey and chocolaty with a great cinnamon spice to it. The chilies arenít at all vegetal and give a great warming spice in the periphery. The finish is sweet with a hint of vanilla and lingering spice in the throat. Very tasty. M: Medium to heavy bodied with a low carbonation level. Creamy mouthfeel with a spicy and sweet mouthfeel. O: This is the best batch yet. Absolutely delicious. Leaps and bounds better than the regular. Great mouthfeel, full bodied and great underlying spice. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle @ Crooked Stave Zwanze Day 2012, shared by arminjewell. Thanks Armin! Pours a deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Dark chocolate, light coffee, fairly roasty, dark fruity, just a touch spicy aroma. The chilis mostly kick in near the end after you get all of the roasty chocolate, plum/raisin goodness. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pour from bottle at Zwanze Day 2012 at the Barrel Cellar. Pour courtesy of Armin, thanks Man!! Appearance is pitch black with a small brown head and decent lacing. Chocolate milk, lacto, a touch of spice, dark fruits, cinnamon, and raisins in the aroma. Taste is dark fruits, raisins, and prunes but much more roasty than the aroma with notes of black licorice, spice, and peppers ending lightly spicy. Sticky mouthfeel with medium-to-high carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9581) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a large dense mocha head. Roast on the nose, chocolate, cocoa. On the thin side of medium, body a little lacking what I would have expected given the pour and the 8% ABV, but still solid enough. Spicy chile comes through right away, gorgeous. The heat is noticeable but never invasive or distracting, remarkably well balanced. Cocoa, a good amount of roast. The combination of chocolate and chili is great. A little lingering heat and chocolate on the finish. Very well done.

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