two7offsuit (218) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Creamy palate with flavors of chocolate and vanilla. Very nice.
Tac (127) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown body with thick brownish head. Aromas of wheat malt, chocolate, some coffee, vanilla and hints of some metallic aroma. Taste is very lightly bitter and somewhat sweet, somewhat artificial. More like a chocolate drink than a beer.
scooterbub (849) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark black with thin tan head that lasts. Taste is of chocolate milk, roasted malt, coffee and vanilla. Similar aroma. Has a medium body with a clean finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable.
kdm1984 (699) - Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Generic, boring, unappealing aroma of macros. Taste is better - nice vanilla, pretty smooth, chocolate in the back. Sampled at Macadoodles. Server thought it was bitter, but it isn’t. Certainly drinkable; good by Shock Top’s lower standards.
obguthr (4003) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate syrup and vanilla nose. Cola black, creamy thin tan head. Vanilla and cocoa, sweet, with a wisp of smoke on the back of the palate. Some wood and ash notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Probably artificial flavoring, but it works for me.
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-24-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a big head of a tan color. The head fades super quickly leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a sweet milky chocolate smell with tons of vanilla mixed within. Along with these are some lighter grainy wheat and a light yeast as well as a little bit of a roasted and char like aroma.
Taste – The taste begins a sweet vanilla and chocolate flavor with a hint of wheat bread mixed within. These flavors create the bulk taste of the beer lasting throughout the flavor. The sweeter chocolate and vanilla get a little more intense as the flavor advances bringing more sweetness to the taste. Along with this, the wheat becomes slightly grainier, with the increase in sweet and grain bringing the flavor to the end, and leaving a rather chocolaty and light wheat bread flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher and pricklier side. Overall both are rather appropriate for the wheat flavors and the abv. of the brew, but a bit thicker of a body may have supported the chocolate flavors of the brew slightly better. Overall the feel was OK though.
Overall –They do pack a lot of sweet chocolate into a rather modest abv. brew. If looking for something very chocolaty and sweet with a lighter abv. then this may be a good choice, but otherwise…..
Bulk_Carrier (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Free beer. Thanks Fred.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was dark brown color with a fizzy bubbly white head that dissipated within seconds. There was barely any lacing.
The smell had a weird burnt chocolate grainy nuttiness going on.
The taste was grainy burnt chocolate.
On the palate, it had a light sweet burnt chocolatey-ness going on over my tongue.
Overall, weird beer, well I tried it and wasn’t thrilled most likely wouldn’t have it again.
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had to dig down deep for this thing. Very strange mix of wheat and chocolate that was tolerable until you added spice....
Barreras (1026) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a brown color with a light coco aroma. Taste is simple, a bit watery. Good coco flavor comes through with the initial mouthful but it quickly disappears. The spice (coriander?) doesn’t seem to fit within this beer. Overall a refreshing wheat ale beer.
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a friends house. Poured into a clear plastic tumbler. It was a pool party so at least it wasn’t a red solo cup. I love the dark color and head. Flavor or was much more chocolate than I expexted albeit more like mockolate than chocolate flavor.
lightbias (141) - USA - JUN 10, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 This poured very dark brown, with a fizzly white head that disappeared very quickly, leaving almost nothing on the beer or on the glass.
The immediate aroma was hints of chocolate and coffee, but the first mouthful was like a cold and watered down chocolate drink. This is so little like beer that I almost hesitate to review it!
The aftertaste is chocolate, the aroma is chocolate, the mouthfeel is thin and lifeless (unlike chocolate - I feel cheated). My impression is disappointed.