blutt59 (6067) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, dark amber color with plenty of off white foam, aroma of chocolate and chilies, flavor of chipotles, chocolates, roasted malts, decent body
Braudog (5933) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours an odd-looking, murky reddish brown color, and what little head appears almost instantly dissipates. Not much aroma. This drinks with a weird combination of flavors -- drinking almost like a soda, with a sweet cola-like essence up front. There’ s a musty, malty bit behind that. It’s all a bit muddied to me, and doesn’t come off that well. (#4827, 11/22/2012)
Mora2000 (5857) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy medium brown color with a white head. Aroma is wheat, light toasted malt and pepper. Flavor is chocolate, wheat, light coffee and pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
PorterPounder (5824) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarkets - Killearn - 12 of bottle. Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a thin off-white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma is somewhat neutral with some brief chocolate and chili-like spice. Flavor is somewhat muddled, but interesting. Pick up some chocolate notes, some chipotle-like pepper spice and just a hint of bubble gum. Mouthfeel is thick enough, Better than expected.
jredmond (5803) - Manhattan, 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 James’s 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.
thirdeye11 (5670) - 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, doesn’t 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.
TheBeerGod (5403) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is soft chocolate notes, wheat, toasted grains and light spice. Taste is soft chocolate, dark bread, toasted wheat and light spice. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more chocolate, toasted wheat, cocoa, soft spice and dark bready notes.
kramer (5213) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is actually pretty beer like, which is a big step up for this series of beers. Some light chocolate and husky grain notes with malted wheat and a bit of earthy yeastiness. Smells almost Dunkleweizen like. Can’t say that I get a whole lot of chili aromas, but there might be a touch. The flavor is fairly Dunkleweizen like as well, some nice earthy wheat and chocolate notes up front, fading to a yeasty and chocolate laced finish. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation and a decently lingering finish. This is by far the best of the Shock top series to date. It could pass for a decent craft brew. Just goes to show that these guys can make a decent beer, they just have to stay away from the syrupy sweet fruit tainted garbage like the raspberry and lemon variations.
Strykzone (5201) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Brown and opaque. It smells a little like chili. Not much chili flavor. It is kind of muddled. Not great.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled form a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy caramel-brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was tangy honey, bread, pepper and cardboard. The flavor was bitter and tart cardboard, bread and wheat. Medium length tart and bitter finish with lingering wheat and cardboard. Medium body. Blah.