Cybercat (5840) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Strong aroma is wheaty and yeasty and has a firm dry hay note. Pours a dark, slightly hazy chestnut with a thick pale tan head. Wheaty flavor has hints of cloves and chocolate, quite tasty. Texture has about average body but good fizz. End of the World? Not today! porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Next to nothing for me on aroma. Flavor is interesting with the chili, but overall nothing to write home about. Not bad, but not good.
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I like the amount of malt content with a good amount of wheat and nuts, very little hops and a bit astringent.
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12 oz bottle thanks to Kevin: Pours a dark, rusty orange, pretty cloudy. Thick white head. Aroma of hay, doughy yeast, pretty much smells like an Ameriacan lager. Taste is about the same. I really don’t get much of the malt, spice or chili that the beer is supposed to be brewed with. Good marketing campaign, very average beer. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy dark ruby/amber with some big chunkies and a half finger of white head. Aroma is mostly malt. Loads of caramel and chocolate. A little dirty grain and just a hint of spicy pepper. Taste is light bitter. I get the wheat and chocolate with a hint of spice. Some light herbal hops on the back end. Light bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation but a decent finish. Overall, not bad. By far the best Shock Top out there.
rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2012
bottle. deep amber with small head. light spice and malt. wheaty and still somewhat bland despite the chocolate and pepper. Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Not much to aroma or palate, taste was ok, I enjoyed the humor in the name and the taste. A quick burst of chili pepper flavor, then very abruptly, there is Nothing! End of the World, very funny. Still low.
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typical micro tasting from a large macro brewing. Bland, dull, not balanced or complex. Decent, not a drain pour. scooterbub (1067) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a nice one inch beige head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, wheat, citrus, chocolate, chili and some warming spices. Similar, clean aroma. Has a decent, lighter body with a slight bitter finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable. Kind of neat to see them expand the brand out like this. shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Orange, cinnamon, and wheat malt aroma. Hazy orange-brown with small head. Sweet orange caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Okay - probably the best of the Shock Tops.