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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale brewed with Midnight Wheat, chocolate malt and spice.


0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7400) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Not even pitch black in color in fact pretty light. Flavor is extremely weak and the mouthfeel is watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottled. Poured hazy medium orange with a tall white head. The aroma picked up toasted, sweeter chocolates and earthy wheat with lightly-smoked pepper accents.. very clean pale malts as it warmed up. The flavor found pale malts and sweet cocoa at the core with dry, tangy wheat and light chilis around.. clean finish with a little peppery spice to interesting-it up a little. Light-bodied and grainy on the palate.. moderate-plus carbonation.. ok feel and flow.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at James’ 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (6375) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6283) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle and served in my small Ayinger Hefe glass: Pours a brown hue with a lasting lovely beige head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of chocolate, wheat, coconut, pepper, cinnamon, and some bready esters. The taste is sort of like a dunkelweizen with carmel and chocolate malt notes along with some wheat and banana. The spice is mostly a quick hit towards the finish without much staying power. I expected more Midnight Wheat character and roast than this provided and sort of knew that the spice would be tepid. For what it is it is drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
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. There’s also a dingy aspect and a lingering hint of spiciness. Ehhhh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottled, dark amber color with plenty of off white foam, aroma of chocolate and chilies, flavor of chipotles, chocolates, roasted malts, decent body

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
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!!


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