slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"For a mass product, it was ok - but having this brew (with similar extra-cirricular ingredients) after Mayan Maybe showcased the weaknesses. Itís drinkable and fairly tasty, but the spices used are light, as is the body. Needs to be a little more assertive to be taken seriously."
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours copper with nose if mild wheat, cacao, spice. Nose is pale wheaty malt cacao, spice, peppery, with a wheaty peppery cacaoey flavor. OK.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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 donít really think the chocolate and spice notes work with the sweet wheat flavor of Shock Top. I appreciate that theyíre 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 doesnít make me sad that itís gone
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Murky orange amber pour with a small head. Aroma and taste o chocolate malt and chilies / peppers. Moderate palate. Better than I was expecting.
j12601 (9565) - 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.
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy copper with an off white head. Wheaty and sweet malty base, light chocolate, spices, and believe it or not, a little bit of chili pepper heat in the finish. Pretty good.
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep tan .. . killer head, lacing is really good too .. . not very pleasing aroma .. . light wheat, light unsweetened chocolate muffin, and dead yeast .. . light mouth .. . oki guess
.. . . i can make a booger talk!!
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
11/6/12. 12oz bottle from Publix. Hazy brown pour with a small khaki head that fades but laces decently. Light banana and caramel aroma, but not much else... the flavor is also a bit light, but again shows banana and caramel. Thereís also a dingy aspect and a lingering hint of spiciness. Ehhhh.
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Blipp at Jamesís November 2012 tasting. Aroma is sweet spice, light fruit and malt. Mouthfeel is carbonated and thin with notes of spice, light fruit, wheat, malt, eh - not terrible but pretty bland.