cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark burnt tan color. Tan head. Malty weak nose. Clean but non-interesting taste, okay finish.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355mL shared in spirit with womencantsail. Poured into Tired Hands stemware. Appearance is darker than I expected, deep mahogany to near black. Thicker than expected tan head. Good retention with soapy lacing. Aroma is more macro lager with sugar cube, corn, detergent, stale lemon candy drops. As it warms there is some toffee, german dark malts, cinnamon. Still a bit ípoopyí like Leinenkugels Classic Amber. Taste is bland, chalky, mild cocoa powder, a lot of paper, some grenadine and butter. Hints of toffee and caramel. Itís not bad at all, but the spice is muted coming into swing in the aftertaste if you are looking for it. Restrained chocolate character. Finish is like Sweet N Low sweetened iced tea. Actually much better than I expected.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dull amber pour with a bit of head. Aroma is very wheat forward with some weak spices. Thin on the palate with little flavor.
brokensail (9096) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Actually a half-decent aroma. Banana, toasted bread, chocolate, and yeast. Mild spicing and a light cardboard quality. Kind of a watery flavor and a touch of cardboard, but not bad otherwise. Faint spice notes, hints of chocolate, banana, toast, and bread. Light in body and rather highly carbonated.
Haslinger (798) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. smells decent and the aftertaste is one of light chocolate and slight malt. Very good and surprisingly tasty compared to the regular shock top. Would drink again
bhensonb (9810) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark amber with a fizzy/creamy beige head. Aroma is a dilute chocolate? Med body. Flavor is sort of the old style chocolate malt candy. Horlicks? Kind of dry, or at least not too sweet. Another AB beer which demands "why?"
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Dixonian) clear medium amber, wispy bubbles. Nose of wheat, chocolate malt, banana, doesnít smell half bad. Taste is just ok, banana, wheat, chocolate malt, dry grain, palate finish is just ok, and leaves a less than pleasant taste behind.
ADesenberg (376) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: not nearly as good as it sounds from the description. That isnít to say that itís bad, though... Solid, fun beer.
finn1918 (175) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a hazy brown with two fingers of white head that quickly fades. Aroma is weak wheat and pepper. Taste is wheat, chocolate and some slight chili with some very faint hop bitterness. Not bad and different enough for a macro brew, but nothing special.
AKThunder (164) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice toasty aroma, a nice aftertaste of Chili, not really noticing the chocolate too much, but it is very well balanced. This is actually my first Shock Top product, and I have to say it is enjoyable. I will now have to try their Belgian Wheat, which I never have since of the macro Belgian Wheats, always was a Blue Moon fan.