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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Blue Wax - Batch 012 bottled 5/9/12


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bomber. Black color. Dusty aroma of roasted malt. Medium body, dark chocolate flavor, caramel, residual sweetness, liquorice, a bit salty and with a kick of spices, lightly creamy. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5904) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
22 oz bottle shared by Bunker. Pours dark brown/black with a small disappearing beige head. The aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, spices, peppers and dark fruits. The flavor has roasted malts, chocolate dark fruits, vanilla, and a slow hitting pepper spice. Perhaps a touch thin, but nice flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nsquishee (615) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Spicy, creamy, chocolatey, and spiced. Very effervescent with a spicy pepper finish. Very interesting mix between a milk stout, spicy peppers, and cocoa nibs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3069) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Pawola22. Batch #29. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and lactose. Similar flavors with a big dose of heat from the chilis. Wow, wasn’t expecting the heat; hadn’t read any review prior to trying this. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Thanks Brian.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Batch #29. Pours a black body with a thin, frothy and fizzy, dark brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is solid with bigger chocolates and cocoa nibs as well as some lactose sweetness and a bunch of raisin dark fruits. Fairly roasty with some cinnamon, a light vanilla, toffee, a hint of coffee, and a light earthy pepper note with a light heat. Flavor is just as nice. Cocoa nibs, roast, cinnamon, and some earthiness from the peppers up front before the chocolate gets pretty rich with a light toffee note, a touch of coffee, and a good amount of raisins. Vanilla comes on towards the end as the earthiness from the peppers grows slightly before they add a big, but nice heat in the finish. Some lactose keeps this sweet with a bunch of vanilla and cocoa nibs that is balanced nicely by the roasts, cinnamon, and bigger pepper heat. Lengthy aftertaste following a fairly full body and a lighter carbonation. Overall, a pretty awesome tasting and smelling beer with a big pepper kick and plenty of cocoa nibs, chocolate, roasts, vanilla, and cinnamon to balance. Not a whole lot of lacing (probably from the vanilla beans or cocoa nibs) and the carbonation was a tad low, but really enjoyable all-around. A few tweaks and this could be sensational.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3528) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
22 oz bottle. Big, black pour with a thin tan head that fades to a ring around the glass. Aroma of chocolate, spice, some brownie with an apparent chili twang. Flavor is strong chocolate and lactose sugars followed by a rush of chili. Mild vanilla and cocoa notes. The heat is quite intense and enjoyable. This beer has a slick mouthfeel, and more chili heat in the finish. This is dead on for a chili beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2489) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown/black pour. Chili nose. Thin body with lots of heat from the chillies. Muted vanilla and dark roasted malts..

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 Thin dark brown pour. Fizzy quickly dissipating head. Smell has a more butterscotchy component than the other. There is a ncie cinnamon hit. A bit of sugar. This really doesn’t seem like a stout to me. It is like a sweet brown ale. Prickly carbonation. Some spice in the flavor. Anchos add a bit of flavor with dark fruits, the cinammon is spicy in the back of the throat, but very mildly so. I don’t like it as much as the original, there is possibly an off lfavor im tasting, or its jsut too sweet, i dk. The wax is a bit of an afterthought, I don’t think this will improve with age. Had thsi again on draft recently, loved it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (2660) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Shared by starrdogg. Thanks Matt! The beer is dark brown with a thin beige head. Real shocker. The aroma brings pepper, roast, hints of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor imparts a huge dose of pepper - whoa! Calm down on the pepper. Unbalanced and a bit overdone. This beer is not shy. It’s a "you’re fat and I have no tits" beer. Light to medium bodied. Overall, worth a try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Black beer with a minimal beige head. Licorice and dark dried fruits aroma. Coffee, ashes, chilipepper, cinnemon and vanilla flavour. Nice beer with a good balance, not to spicy :-)


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