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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale brewed with Midnight Wheat, chocolate malt and spice.


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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jpburgh213 (11) - saratoga springs, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Not your typical shocktop. Nice murky dark amber. Not a very complex taste, nice chocolate flavor. All in all, a beer i could have a couple of, but not one id seek out.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"For a mass product, it was ok - but having this brew (with similar extra-cirricular ingredients) after Mayan Maybe showcased the weaknesses. It’s 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."

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdedone (2625) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a average off-white head. Aroma of wheat, chocolate, and light spices. Flavor of pale malts, wheat, soft chocolate, a touch of caramel and some subtle spices.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Muddy brown pour with a tan head. Dry wheat aroma with some light spice. Flavor is dry and sour wheat with no spice or chocolate in it. Bland and watery.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Chocolate and spices. Bland, watery and blah.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - AUG 14, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass Appearance – Poured a lighter brown color with some orange highlights. Upon pouring there is a two finger off white head that has a good level of retention, eventually fading to give a nice level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet chocolate and a caramel smell. Mixed with this is a lighter roasted malt and wheat aroma. Taste –The taste starts out with a wheaty and roasted flavor. As the taste advances, a chocolate flavor enters the taste. The chocolate starts out sweeter with notes of a caramel nature mixed within. It then dries out some as the caramel fades. While it dries out, it again then sweetens as a citrus flavor comes to the tongue near the end of the taste. At the end a somewhat off chocolately citrus wheat flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the just below medium side with a carbonation level that is slightly higher than average. The lighter body did not go well with the chocolate flavors of the brew, but the carbonation at least made it quicker drinking by not accentuating the more off mix of chocolate, wheat and citrus. Overall – Not a beer I would likely take on again. The flavors just did not transition or even go well with each other. Not my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Cloudy chestnut color. surprisingly good lacing. Smokey flavor but doesn’t overwhelm the chocolate malt. nice thick mouthfeel. People lament the lack of flavor but for a wheat ale this is great.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ariesluv1 (3) - Siler City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
the best beer i brought on a dare it was so damn good i couldnt stop drinking it if you live onthe wild side try this when its in season

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
nakedwhendrunk (2145) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Found some old notes on this. Oh boy, here we go. I poured this into a pint glass. The appearance was a cloudy muddy brown colored body that leaves a nice two finger white foamy head that lasts for a good two minutes before slowly dieing. Lacing shows after the head concaves into the body, nice and spider-webs. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell, well, here is where we take a wrong turn. It starts out ok with the chocolate and wheat combined decently up front, but something didn’t smell right as it warmed. The taste well, it was basically the same and comes out extremely bland (anyone remember the old Wendy’s commercial "where’s the beef?", ok right here I’d like to say "where’s the flavor?"). In other words, whatever happened in the smell didn’t happen in the taste ... ??? On the palate, it was light and super watery with nothing harsh on the tongue. Overall, ok, it says on the side of the bottle, there’s chili and spice, and once again, I’ll use that old Wendy’s line, "where’s the [chili and spice]?" So if this is supposed to be so complex with other flavors, where are they? In retrospect, I will say fitting name as this will be the "end of the world" for this beer. Cue Dierks Bentley - "what was I thinking?"

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MadIndian (2385) - 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.


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