Cousin_Larry (391) - - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belgian style wheat ale brewed with spice, aged on cocoa and vanilla beans, and with natural flavors.
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cocoa and wheat malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet cocoa and wheat malt flavor. Probably the best Shock Top.
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No real faults despite be made by a macro. A near perfect combination of malts and cocoa flavor, touch of orange but no hop bitterness. A nice casual winter drinking beer with a hearty lunch
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
reebtogi (4368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle pours dark brown color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is milk chocolate and not much else. Taste is milk chocolate sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Like drinking a chocolate bar.
MunBro (508) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown pour with a foamy tan head. Tastes of dry chocolate with some of the original shocktop aftertaste.
Metalchopz (2400) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Lilihel for bringing this one back from Vegas. Now goes under the name "Shockolate Wheat". Pours a hazy dark brown colour with a fizzy head that disappears quickly, leaving no lacing at all. Big vanilla nose with some chocolate. The taste is quite mild compared to the nose. Slight pasty mouthfeel. Not as bad as their Honey Bourbon (as in one is good, but then it hard to have another), but most of this seems pretty fake, like essences.
thegreenrooster (3299) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice chocolate and vanilla combo. Flavor is more of the chocolate and not much after than. Really carbonated and its like drinking a chocolate soda. With these shock top beers you never really know how much of the flavor is artificial or natural. I’m guessing artificial since this is pretty sweet and chocolaty.
BucannonXC5 (930) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $10.99 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: Dec. 3, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 3, 2014
Misc.: Bottled on Oct. 9, 2014; Bottled read, “To serve, pour down side of glass until ½ inch is left in bottle. Swirl and pour remaining brew to release the aroma and flavor. Enjoy!”
Poured an almost pitch black color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy tan head, that thinned out pretty quickly. Did not follow the directions above (misc.). Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.63)
Smelled cocoa powder, vanilla beans, vanilla extract, brownie, chocolate syrup, toffee, roasty nuts, but not overwhelming, and cocoa nibs. (Smell - 4.13)
Taste wasn’t as good as the nose, but still decent. Got wet cocoa, cocoa powder, brownies, candied chocolate syrup, vanilla beans, vanilla extract, toffee, caramel, light smokiness and sweet roasty malts. (Taste - 3.88)
Medium body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Semi-abrupt, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.00)
I really liked this one. Tasty and very drinkable. (Overall - 3.88)
3.93 88 B+
Maltser85 (313) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown, ruby red color with a dark tan head. Aromas of grain, cocoa, and vanilla. Taste is basically the same. Slightly thin, drinkable and fits the season. I really can’t fault this beer. It is exactly what it says and from ABinbev, its a nice surprise.
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is surprisingly good at first and then surprisingly bad. In the glass, it is a slightly transparent brown color w/ a white head. It smells like Tootsie Rolls up front w/ a touch of roast. It initially tastes like some sort of chocolate flavored soda pop which is nice for a couple sips but then you realize chocolate flavored soda pop is not the best idea, really. Supposedly, there are spices used in this as well but the only thing I am getting is vanilla maybe. It is a bit thin on the palate which doesn’t really work w/ the chocolate flavor but at least the artificial sweetners indicated on the label don’t leave this too terribly cloying. Some of this Shocktop crap is just worthless but I could see some poor young soul trying this at a party and thinking it’s tasty in the same way something like Boone’s Farm or a wine cooler seem kind of tasty so I see the market for it. I am hopefully never going to have to drink it again though.