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Blue Wax - Batch 012 bottled 5/9/12


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (806) - USA - AUG 1, 2012
i like "wicked delayed heat". obviously, wicked in a good way. brown, pale, roasty, clove, light, thick, rocky, creamy, leaves, hazy, ginger

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by Phil from Perennial- thanks again, Phil! Blue wax, batch #12. Pours a cloudy dark brown with almost no head. The aroma is very peppery but it takes a few seconds to show up; brown sugar, dark fruits, and roasted malts beat it to the punch, and then bam! The flavor does the same thing but with more sweetness first- lulls you in with chocolate, roast, dark fruits, and brown sugar before slamming the palate with chili pepper. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, peppery mouthfeel and low carbonation. Avoid if you can’t handle spice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1322) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle at perennial shared by Phil, thanks! Pour is near black with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor is roasted malt, light dark fruit and wicked delayed heat. Wow. Lots of spice in delayed fashion.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2968) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10965) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5726) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2786) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7954) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2941) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - 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.


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