jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy dark ruby/amber with some big chunkies and a half finger of white head. Aroma is mostly malt. Loads of caramel and chocolate. A little dirty grain and just a hint of spicy pepper. Taste is light bitter. I get the wheat and chocolate with a hint of spice. Some light herbal hops on the back end. Light bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation but a decent finish. Overall, not bad. By far the best Shock Top out there.
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. deep amber with small head. light spice and malt. wheaty and still somewhat bland despite the chocolate and pepper.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much to aroma or palate, taste was ok, I enjoyed the humor in the name and the taste. A quick burst of chili pepper flavor, then very abruptly, there is Nothing! End of the World, very funny. Still low.
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nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
typical micro tasting from a large macro brewing. Bland, dull, not balanced or complex. Decent, not a drain pour.
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a nice one inch beige head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, wheat, citrus, chocolate, chili and some warming spices. Similar, clean aroma. Has a decent, lighter body with a slight bitter finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable. Kind of neat to see them expand the brand out like this.
shrubber85 (7612) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Orange, cinnamon, and wheat malt aroma. Hazy orange-brown with small head. Sweet orange caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Okay - probably the best of the Shock Tops.
xihammerix (3) - - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
A pretty good beer. I would not mind getting it again. Really funny clear clever name.
cheap (4058) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a twist off bottle. A little perfumy on the nose. Wew, strongish initial taste bud impact, but never goes over the top. Fades quickly to a rapidly apparent dullness of wheat. Yes, different but still al little on the BMC processed side.
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fun beer for any end of the world party. Not good for any other time. Just kind of average.
EtTuCthulhu (1049) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The smell of this beer is quite unremarkable but has definite dough yeast and bready malt. In a glass, this beer looks quite mahogany until you put it up to the light, which is when the complex and beautiful amber brown can be seen. Also, it has a fairly frothy white head. When you drink the beer, the taste doesn’t hit you immediately; rather, it unravels as it flows down your throat, but it does taste like a standard wheat beer with a little extra spice (although it is not too remarkable and memorable). The way it coats your mouth with a nice lively carbonation and a slick, thin texture is quite nice, and it finishes quite abruptly.