vikingguy (744) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color with white foamy head. Sweet/spicy/musty malt aroma. Taste - wheat, chocolate a some spicy caramel malt. Noticable balancing hops. Tastes a bit like a Marzen. Medium body. Wasn’t expecting much from this but it was pretty good.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, dark amber color with plenty of off white foam, aroma of chocolate and chilies, flavor of chipotles, chocolates, roasted malts, decent body
monk191 (689) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok. Doesn't taste very different from regular shock top, surprisingly. With all the spices, chocolate and chili, you'd think that it would be a little more interesting. Seems like they held back. The result is a muddy conglomeration of flavors, with a slightly empty aftertaste. No smell at all, pours a very nice thick brown with a white head. Can taste citrus and a little bit of the chocolate. Was expecting more.
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mjg74 (2454) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Valley Farm. Hazy brownish in color. Sweet nose with a little hint of spice. Crisp wheat with a touch of spiciness. Pretty good body. Finish has just the slightest hint of peppers.
Headbanger (2861) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle 11/29/12 (Meijer)-42° in Lager Glass-Pours a hazy brown with a sone finger beige head. Aroma of wheat, chocolate, and spices. Taste of the same with an abundance of chocolate on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and not too shabby.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a whole lot in the aroma. Immediately can taste the chocolate. The wheat isn’t overpowering, like so many of these shock tops. Still, it’s not that good.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep tan .. . killer head, lacing is really good too .. . not very pleasing aroma .. . light wheat, light unsweetened chocolate muffin, and dead yeast .. . light mouth .. . oki guess
.. . . i can make a booger talk!!
kramer (4554) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is actually pretty beer like, which is a big step up for this series of beers. Some light chocolate and husky grain notes with malted wheat and a bit of earthy yeastiness. Smells almost Dunkleweizen like. Can’t say that I get a whole lot of chili aromas, but there might be a touch. The flavor is fairly Dunkleweizen like as well, some nice earthy wheat and chocolate notes up front, fading to a yeasty and chocolate laced finish. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation and a decently lingering finish. This is by far the best of the Shock top series to date. It could pass for a decent craft brew. Just goes to show that these guys can make a decent beer, they just have to stay away from the syrupy sweet fruit tainted garbage like the raspberry and lemon variations.
Chudwick (1706) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - pours murky brown with thin tan head. Nose is spicy. Flavor adds nutmeg and caramel. Somewhat sweet and mildly bitter. Decent for the style. Sticky mouthfeel. Quickly gets boring. It was worth a shot.
alexanderj (3260) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle; poured a dark orange with a tinge of brown. Small to medium off white head. Aroma was weak; veggies and maybe some caramel and cocoa. Flavor was strange and not expected. Mineral and veggies. No real chocolate or spicy notes for me. Not overtly bad, but somewhat of a mess.