ccex (867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from a M&M 6-pack. Pours a hazy medium brown color with average off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is full of sweet malts, bread, vegetables and some plums. Hardly spicy at all, except in the aftertaste. Body is light to medium with soft carbonation. Taste is sweet with a slightly metallic finish. I’d call this one a watered-down doppelbock. Not as bad as I had feared, given this big brewer’s reputation here. At least I didn’t have to buy 6 of them.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Watery base with some cocoa, char, malt. Spice and vegetables. An odd combination, would not recommend.
jerseyjohn71 (110) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
one of the mutch better [bud] products ,,,,,i will say that its good for a [bud] product,,,,,,,,they could brew better beer ,,,, but they wont,,,,,,,
bagalagalaga (83) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got this at one of the local place’s "get rid of crazy seasonals" sales. The box claimed there would be some chili in there, which I didn’t really pick up. Way more malt than wheat, the spices aren’t too overboard so you can actually have a couple of these in a row. Kind of watery for all the flavor that’s in it, like you dissolved some kind of baked good in a bottle.
Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky purple pour with ring of offwhite head. Smells of plums and wheat. Flavors of old coriander, cocoa powder, and hints of lavender. A little like carboard tootsie rolls on the tail. Actually, it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. Kinda reminded me of a watery dopplebock.
Tmoney99 (9576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured hazy dark orange color with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate spice and chocolate aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium spice finish of moderated duration. Refreshing soft beer.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle to a pint glass, thanks to Callipalegic. Code on the neck reads 12279-DH45. Pours a hazy brown / red color. Lots of white flakes floating about in the glass. Good, thin off-white head. Leaves a little loose lace. Medium body. Smooth carbonation of moderate strength. Slight creaminess to the body. Some chocolate in the flavor, and light spiciness, over a wheat-bready malt base. Sweet taste overall, light spice. Interesting, but odd beer overall. I don’t really think the chocolate and spice notes work with the sweet wheat flavor of Shock Top. I appreciate that they’re trying something a little different, but it still tastes like an AB-InBev product.. There is a slight basic watery metallic bite in the finish. I was able to get through it without much trouble, but the lingering aftertaste doesn’t make me sad that it’s gone
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
...well, dark, roasted notes. No wheat in there really, finishes slightly spicy and smoky. One of the "better" shock tops.
Cousin_Larry (188) - - MAR 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice pour - thin even head with deep reddish brown color. Aroma very feint. Solid chocolate flavor, but not spicy (surprising the chilis don’t come out more). Gotta say I prefer the lighter wheat beers, but this one’s OK.
COMRADEJOSH (222) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Does smell and taste of chocolate malt and some spices. I dont taste any of the chili and this is highly carbonated pretty decent seasonal beer.