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Blue Wax - Batch 012 bottled 5/9/12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2888) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
This pours a muddy brown with a head that disappears almost instantly. This has a nice choocolate character once tasted but a relatively mild nose and a bit of alcohol heat and sticky sweetness that also take it down a notch. The heat from the spices is well done but the beer supporting it is not quite there. Above average for beer, below average for Pipeworks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle shared by beerpig317. Poured black color with medium brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy roasted chocolate malt, cinnanon and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a very good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5492) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks black with razor thin, boozy lacing. Smells sweet and smokey. Tastes pretty good too; chocolate, malt, pepper, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is good, especially for a pepper beer. Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2753) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle shared by TheAlum at Muckfest III...thanks Adam! - Pours dark black with a thin tan head. Nose is chocolate, cinnamon, a bit of boozy heat and a little pepper heat. Taste is milky chocolate, with nice chili heat, and vanilla notes. Much bigger body than before, with nice smooth carbonation. I was in the minority with the old batch--the thin body wasn’t that distracting before. I actually thought the flavor was better balanced before, and wasn’t that put off by the thin body, but this is still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7860) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Black color, very small tan head. Roasted, ashes, sweet, malty, alcohol scent, some mint. Alcohol, firey, sweet, roasted, malty, chili taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2798) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Bomber shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a small beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace. Smell is sweet with heavily roasted malts, sweet liquorice, sweetened coffee, milk chocolate, dark rye bread, wood, smoked chili, cinnamon and smoked ham. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and spicy with roasted malts, quality dark chocolate, smoked chili, sweetened dark roast coffee, grass, cinnamon, lemon zest, black pepper, wood and hints of cardamom and cocoa. Mouthfeel is smooth, round and medium bodied. Finish is sweet with roasted malts, dark chocolate, smoked chili, coffee, cinnamon, black pepper and vanilla. An amazing balanced stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black. The aroma holds chocolate, glue, vanilla/cinnamon bun, dark caramel, tobacco, pepper, earth, dark fruits and some hops. The flavour is is light to medium sweet, near medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of Christmas spices, chilly pepper, cocoa, roast, some hops and a touch of dark fruits. The mouthfeel round and numbing with a light to medium carbonation. Peppery finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4059) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bomber @ CCB Day. Pours oily pitch black with a shortlived borwnish head. Aroma is dry hoppy grassy soapy nicely hoppy. Flavor is just as good as the other one but yet more balanced and the blend of vanilla cocoa and cinnamon is better. So good chili bite at the finish not taking over the beer. Great job done by the brewers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10849) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Black beer with a beige head. Chocolate and cocoa aroma, solvent notes, mint, roasted, tar, oily, vanilla notes. Chocolate flavor, quite warming, cocoa, solvent notes, salty, chilli, hoppy, tar, spices. Full bodied. Chilli finish, spicy, roasted, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2012
22oz bottle, dark brown pour without much head. Aroma of vanilla and spice. Same with the taste but you have to search a bit to find the vanilla. I’ve had both batches, the blue wax is by far superior. Can’t wait to grab a bottle of this again.

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