freeofthoughts (595) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours unclear pale copper with whiteish head. The aroma is light of spice, light sweet musty wheat. The flavor is soft dark wheat, a touch bland but not bad. The chocolate malt is barely there but the chili spice shows after a while. An alright brew, I donít regret trying it but it gets tough to finish.
umich03jm (1317) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Pours a somewhat hazy pale orange color with a small amount of head that lingered. Aroma is sweet bread, chili pepper, and spices. Taste is like drinking spicy corn syrup, really odd. Itís not terrible but itís also not good. Too sweet and the flavors donít mesh well. I wonít be drinking this again.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with off-white head. Aroma of somewhat tart wheat. Flavor of tart wheat, some citrus notes, very, very subtle hints if chocolate, well balanced. Light mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, I dont taste the chili they speak of...wait a sec...ok, there it is....
Finhead (1036) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish-red pour with a white head. The aroma has wheat with mild hop spice. It has a medium body with somewhat creamy texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a smooth finish.
nearbeer (3284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. Hazy dirty brown with a lasting disc of foam. Faint nose of caramel and cardboard. Flavor is cola, peppery cardboard and caramel. Near-medium body is balanced and has medium-high carbonation. Inoffensive, bland, and drinkable if you really must.
BrewBoxer (1552) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown color, thick head. Smells oof nuts, chocolate an spice. Tastes slightly wheaty but more malts then anything. Surprisingly decent
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Blipp at tasting at my house. Pours tan brown with off white head. Nose and taste of fake chocolate, light spices, banana and wheat malt. Medium to medium/light body.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Jamesí place for a tasting. Pours a lightly hazed amber brown with a thin white head. Soft spices and a touch of yeast on the nose. Medium bodied, burnt spices, a touch of warming alcohol. Spicy on the finish, a bit of burnt spices and an earthy bitterness.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the better Shock Top beers, a pleasant surprise, and one that I would even drink again. Dark cloudy copper color, foamy head, though somewhat brief, minimal lacing. Nose hints at chocolate and chilis with a hint of the citrus zest typical of wheat beers. Flavor similar, with chili just giving a hint of smoke and tingle, no real heat, but its there. Whatever other spice is present is indistinct. Overall profile is semi-sweet, balanced, medium feel.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.