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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale brewed with Midnight Wheat, chocolate malt and spice.


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2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fatehunter (1080) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Into a pint glass. Finger and half of head, hazy copper colored body. Head retreated quickly. The smell is off-putting; metallic, and a bundle of mixed up spices. Weird. Watery taste, chocolate and wheat. The chili comes at the end, but it is very faint. The chocolate mixes really strangely with the wheat. Soft and smooth texture. The feeling was the best part of the odd beer. Just a strange drink with a mixed smell and taste. Did anyone at AB try this before it went to mass production?


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle from craft. Shock top night wasn’t a total issapointment, but they all lack body and ingredients to push the series to the next level. Some nice notes of wheat, and spice. Chocolate was ehh.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
jbuskirk (301) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2014
This beer made me gape in disbelief. Not in a good way. Tastes like chocolate mixed with spicy pepper, wheat malt, and other spices. Too many strong flavors at ounce. It overwhelms your palate in the shittiest possible way. I kind of admire the balls that it took to release this, but the flavors clash horribly.

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Best by 24JAN 13 Had to do it. Pours cloudy tea colored with a etched surface of tan. Smells of wheat, coriander, cinnamon, some milky smells. Tastes like powdered cocoa, wheat, a bit of charcoal, some more coriander and a bit of fucking terrible. No, it’s just terrible. Thin with hi carb and a dry finish. This is just really disappointing from such a reputable brewer. Serving type: bottle 11-04-2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Accidentally blew my notes away for this one on my phone but I remember being more impressed than the general masses with this one. Aroma had wheat, chocolate and spice and some caramel. Taste was sweet and spicy with wheat, dark malts, chocolate, spices and a mild spicy finish.

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle: Dark copper, brown, highly opaque and hazy, capped with an off-white head that doesn’t last for long at all. The smell was not great... strong off-putting metallic notes with medicinal fruits... just unappealing. Taste isn’t as bad... less metallic. Slight toffee and caramel, toasted malt; not much chocolate, really. I get a little chili powder mid-palate that gives off a meaty vibe. Not bad, but weird. Very, very light wheat body. Thin, crisp mouth feel with tight carbonation. Strange beer. Different and mysterious... but not in a good way.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
toml219 (203) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a murky light brown with a nice white head. Smell of wheat, spice and chocolate. Taste is almost like the smell chili spice chocolate and wheat.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
THOUGHTS: Not great, but not awful. Great marketing. Don’t let this one get too warm. Much better cooler. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a muddy, light to medium brown with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had light to moderate dark bread, chocolate, wheat, and nutty malt; slight citrus; hints of chili spices that were almost cinnamon like. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, moderately acidic and slightly bitter with a short duration. There was citrus, wheat, hint of chocolate, coffee and nutty malts, hint of chili spice at the bottom of the glass. The medium body was watery with fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is not too strong maybe some malts, fruits, spices and grain. Taste,consistent with aroma, this beer has a lot going on and perhaps that not necessarily a good thing. Light bodied and refreshing when cold but other than that I’ll have to say that I’m not fan.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gregwilsonstl (950) - Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
What? Why? Way too much chili....no balance. No hops. This isnt good. Thanks Chris friedman.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charule (808) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Poured brown minimal head. Mild wheat aroma. No detectable chili flavor. Some spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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