Butters (3946) - 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 (11694) - 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 (8172) - 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 (502) - - 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 (318) - 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.
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a reddish brown with a finger length head. Had a grainy aroma with a bit of chocolate. Light sweetness, and had a bit of a chocolate aftertaste. This beer is really thin and watery. This is good beer for Budweiser fans.
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Hazy pour, sort of brownish caramel in color with a thick beige head. Aroma is maltier than expected, along with some faint herbal and spicey notes. A little bit of chocolate. I lose interest in the taste; metallic, grain, and malts come together, but rather thin. Finishes a bit dry and floral, but metallic again.
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well if it was the end of the world and this is all I had I'd be pissed.... Not that great, pretty blah
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boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle into glass, reddish pour with off white head, toffe malt aroma, taste is similar with some toast, and carael, mild hints of fruit, , just ok, not again