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Blue Wax - Batch 012 bottled 5/9/12

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zebra (2051) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2012
i like "wicked delayed heat". obviously, wicked in a good way. brown, pale, roasty, clove, light, thick, rocky, creamy, leaves, hazy, ginger

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - DEC 23, 2012
Im a sucker for spicy beers and this one is an excellent example of this catagory. Very picante and with chocolate, coffee, chipotle. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Poured from a bomber into a snifter a dark cola brown color with almost no head. Batch #106 Aroma of serious chocolate with slight vanilla & booze cinnamon there. Flavor is wonderfully chocolate milk. Cacao nibs done well here. Thinking I get vanilla and a highly unexpected zing of peppers at the end. Balance is exceptional. The sweet the spices the surprise pepper. This beverage is outstanding. Lovin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobbySolo (27) - - MAY 23, 2012
Deep dark with a rich khaki head, the aroma is fantastic and gives away a bit of the subtle cinnamon flavor. Tastes sweet delicious and achieves excellent balance of cinnamon, vanilla and cocoa and then the heat rises up smoothly and almost out of nowhere for an amazing finish. A fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
frank0830 (70) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Wow! Poured deep brown in my snifter, very beautiful. A strong spice hits the nose at first but is taken over by the chocolate and slight toffee notes. A little coffee comes through. The chocolate comes through, the spice really sneaks up at the end. Wow, what an awesome beer. Thanks Mike for sharing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Loads of chocolate and a decent chili pepper spice. I think Ill need a bottle of this for myself.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
soulpolisher (33) - Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Let this one warm up a bit out of the fridge. Pours black with a tan head that disappeared when I looked away. Aroma is great. Roasted cocoa but the spice was lingering at the end in the back of my sinus cavities. Taste is sweet malty chocolate. The heat comes on in the finish. Nice full oily mouthfeel. Overall a very good spicy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MsBedelia (10) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2013
I found this beer to be unique, exciting, and exactly what I was in the mood for at the time. You can taste the cacao and the chile peppers- but it also still tastes like beer (I.e. its not flavored to the point that its not recognizable as beer, a criticism many lob at flavored beers like pumpkin ales, etc). It receives a very high score from me mostly due to its uniqueness and its agreement with my personal taste. But such a bold and brave beer deserves to be rewarded. A friend desrcibed it was a party in ones mouth, and shes rit even though thats a litrle clich and juvenile. If you dont like Mexican hot chocolate, you likely wont like this beer; if you dont like beer, you likely wont like this beer (or be on this website). If flavored beers arent your thing, you may only give this a medium score. But it was a privilege to taste this beer and will remain a personal favorite for me. Definitely requires long sips, or youll miss a lot. Enough to make me a lifelong fan of Pipeworks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pfeezor (12) - - AUG 5, 2014
Drank at home...pours a cola like syrup with a fair amount of carbonated head...chocolate with strong spices late in the game. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle with the boys. Tried side by side with the first batch. This is so much better, its almost laughable. Pours a deep brown-black with a tan head. The nose is cinnamon, vanilla, guajillo pepper and a hint of smoke. Cocoa also comes through very nicely. On tasting, there is a pleasant burn at the front, more of the cocoa and vanilla and perfumey cinnamon. All well integrated. Medium-full bodied here and creamy, this stuff is outstanding and just fantastic.

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