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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale brewed with Midnight Wheat, chocolate malt and spice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1055) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2296) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
Thanks to S8N for this one. From their "Seasonal Collection" series. Pours a hazy caramel-copper colour with a big frothy off-white head, good retention and dirty lace. Aromas of malt found in Irish red ales, with notes of chocolate, alcohol and very light spices. The taste is pretty different, but good. The chili being more apparent, with the chocolate malt and other spices, like cinnamon. Bread notes lingers. Again, nothing too crazy, but way better than most AB products.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidelis83 (1955) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Cloudy amber tinted brown pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has decent retention and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is wheat, chocolate and cinnamon. Flavor is wheat, toast, roasted, nuts, metallic notes, cinnamon, light char, odd herbal notes (not really hop-like, more like tarragon), chocolate and somewhat out of place, berry notes. Light body, oily and a little slimy feel and moderate, but sharp carbonation. Strange brew, not really sure what they are going for with this, but it is probably the best of the Shock Top stuff so far, which isn’t necessarily saying a lot for it’s quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3590) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle: Poured a murky toilet bowl mixture brown with hints of orange/yellow, head is fluffy off white. Aroma is sticky and sweet malts on the nose. Taste is an interesting mix of sweet malts/chocolate, some warming spices, and just a fine hint of bittering wheat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jpburgh213 (11) - saratoga springs, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Not your typical shocktop. Nice murky dark amber. Not a very complex taste, nice chocolate flavor. All in all, a beer i could have a couple of, but not one id seek out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Panzuriel (1312) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
End of the World pours a hazy medium brown with a persistent head of tan small bubbles. Nose is some medium malt with off hints, like metal. Very faint twinge of chocolate and maybe some of the pepper that the label promised on the taste. Body very thin and fluid. some bubbles. Finishes with just a hint of wheat. Rather disappointing, but I am not sure why I had higher expectations for this beer. oh well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gizmo_ber (157) - - DEC 8, 2012
Decent head with nice lacing. Not much aroma, slight spice notes. Flavor is also pretty plain with slight spice note. Nothing shocking, spicy, or end of the worldish about this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7146) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottled. Poured hazy medium orange with a tall white head. The aroma picked up toasted, sweeter chocolates and earthy wheat with lightly-smoked pepper accents.. very clean pale malts as it warmed up. The flavor found pale malts and sweet cocoa at the core with dry, tangy wheat and light chilis around.. clean finish with a little peppery spice to interesting-it up a little. Light-bodied and grainy on the palate.. moderate-plus carbonation.. ok feel and flow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (2080) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Bon mélange d’épices, de caramel et chocolat dans un corps étonnement charpenté, velouté presque. Fini assez sucré, buvabilité honnête.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1458) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
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Appearance: I guess I was expecting a stout so this threw me off, the body is an opaque brown/mahogany with a thin tan head, not much retention and no relation.
Aroma: Light citrus, light cocoa, and light heat from the chilies. It smells okay, but faint.
Taste: Light citrus, light cocoa, and very faint spices, not much going on, just easy drinking.
Palate: Light to medium bodied, full texture and light carbonation.
Overall: Certainly better than most Shock Top offerings and if it were available at the normal Shock Top price it would be okay, instead it’s priced with entry level to mid level craft beers and it doesn’t compare. This isn’t bad really, it’s just boring.

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