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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Shock Top Shockolate Wheat is a Belgian-style unfiltered wheat ale aged over cocoa and vanilla beans. This seasonal, unfiltered ale delivers a dark, rich color and a smooth, creamy finish. Mix this chocolate flavored beer with Belgian White or Raspberry Wheat to create the Choc Top!

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark brown color. Theres about two fingers worth of mocha-colored head. While it doesnt have great retention, the texture is wonderfully soft. There isnt much lacing left behind, though. S: Honestly, this brings a lot of chocolate and vanilla. Im even impressed. What Im not so impressed by is A) thats the total gist of the aroma, and B) both notes seem a bit artificial. Still, this is the best smelling beer Ive ever had from Anheuser-Busch that doesnt have the words "Goose Island" on the bottle. T: There are no two ways about it: this drinks like a chocolate-and-vanilla shake, disguised as a beer. The sweetness is high throughout, while the finish has a slight wheat flavor to it. Too sweet for beer standards, but it makes a nice malternative. I actually dont mind that AB went overboard with the chocolate/vanilla - and they absolutely did, dont get me wrong - because if nothing else, it makes it seem slightly bigger than it is. Two things keep it from a 3: after a while, the finish becomes both chemical and faintly metallic. M: The carbonation remains fairly soft, along with the texture. There is a bit of richness for 4.3%, and thats always welcome. Again, my complaint about the sweetness rings true here - it chokes its drinkability, along with its enjoyment factor. O: This could definitely appeal to those who hate beer. Hell, even I think its perfectly reasonable. Still, the appeal is mainly limited to aforementioned beer haters and chocolate lovers. Id never refuse one of these regardless.


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1973) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2016
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 43. Color is black with good carbonation and a small tight tan head. Aroma is light giving just a hint of roasted malt and vanilla. It has a lighter medium body with an almost creamy mouth feel. Flavor just jumps right out at you with nice chocolate and light roasted notes. After taste is slightly sweet with the chocolate holding on. Overall its one of the best chocolate flavored brews Ive had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (4373) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2016
17 Sept 2016, bottle. brown and looks flat. nose is sweet, ready, chocolate syrup. med body and mildly fizzy. some chocolate, chocolate milk, sweet but dry malt balance. decent for a chocolate beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (6002) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2016
Dark brown color with a moderate sized tan head. Chocolate malt-o-meal scent (I like chocolate malt-o-meal, personal bias). Crme d Cocoa flavor with a touch of vanilla. Bit syrupy. Sticky. Dessert style brew. 6/14

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, sous le nom Shock Top Shockolate .
Visuel : Couleur : noire-brune. Apparence : quasi-opaque.
Arme : Chocolat sucr genre Quick, lger de vanille, notes de pain grill et de fruits (agrumes).
Got : En entre de bouche : Lger-moyen got de vanille avec des notes fruites (agrumes). Une dominante de dessert au chocolat sucr est prsente avec des notes de pain grill, de crales et de houblon herbeux.
En bouche : Corps : plutt mince. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : lgrement huileuse aux notes minrales. Finale : moyenne-courte, compose dun lger got rsiduel de poudre de chocolat avec des petites notes herbeuses.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (1566) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. Aroma- has a very strong chocolate aroma, very unique for a brew Appearance- pours a coffee black with a small dark head Taste- a huge chocolate flavor that caught me off-guard. Not a bad taste but little hint of a beer in there. Palate- a medium bodied beer with a creamy sensation. Overall- I thought it was good, a beer to drink for an occasion and not for a multiple beer event. a Pleasant surprise

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (8547) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
pours unclear dark brown, dark mahogany tint, with a small beige cap offering minimal retention and lacing. sweet chocolate treats, powdery milk chocolate, vanilla, hazelnuts - nutella *TM, lightly astringent leather and herbs, raspberry fruitiness (!), shy yeast if not absent/hided esters. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; sweet and awkwardly astringent herbal and mineral-chalky finish. artificial proportion stands out versus natural cocoa and vanilla beans. then again, this is not terrible.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Campsalot2 (2) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2015 does not count
Absolutely love this beer. Very bummed its not being brewed this year!!!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sonnycheeba (5651) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours murky dark brown with head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is milk chocolate, orange peel, and bready malts. Flavor is bland with mostly chocolate flavors, light vanilla sweetness, and a dry finish that leaves a somewhat bad aftertaste. Light/medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (869) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a deep brown with hints of red where the light gets through on the edges. Fairly large head forms and is tan in color. Aromas of sweet chocolate and vanilla hit right up front. Fairly one dimensional, with sweet notes beginning to end.Starts with a vanilla sweetness that moves quickly to chocolate. Some grainy wheat notes on the back end of the drink.Low to medium in carbonation. Overall its smooth across the palate and extremely easy drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gopherfan99 (1557) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle (Aviano PX); pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma is sweet with cocoa and wheat; taste is sweet with chocolate and a little wheat and vanilla; light bitter finish; nothing really spectacular with this one.


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