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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Blue Wax - Batch 012 bottled 5/9/12


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (812) - 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.

3.9
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9416) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2818) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6703) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Not a fan of the spices in this beer sadly. Has some nice chocolate scents with faded spices. Taste is a bit of chocolate and the spices crawl up the back of your throat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b79turner (228) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a tulip glass. Aroma is spicy, soy sauce, leather, a little chocolate. Taste is spicy! It really takes over this beer, too much for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1838) - 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 (5767) - 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 (609) - 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.


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