Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottled. Poured hazy medium orange with a tall white head. The aroma picked up toasted, sweeter chocolates and earthy wheat with lightly-smoked pepper accents.. very clean pale malts as it warmed up. The flavor found pale malts and sweet cocoa at the core with dry, tangy wheat and light chilis around.. clean finish with a little peppery spice to interesting-it up a little. Light-bodied and grainy on the palate.. moderate-plus carbonation.. ok feel and flow. Marheb (5981) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bon mélange d’épices, de caramel et chocolat dans un corps étonnement charpenté, velouté presque. Fini assez sucré, buvabilité honnête. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
No bottling informationmlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Appearance: I guess I was expecting a stout so this threw me off, the body is an opaque brown/mahogany with a thin tan head, not much retention and no relation.
Aroma: Light citrus, light cocoa, and light heat from the chilies. It smells okay, but faint.
Taste: Light citrus, light cocoa, and very faint spices, not much going on, just easy drinking.
Palate: Light to medium bodied, full texture and light carbonation.
Overall: Certainly better than most Shock Top offerings and if it were available at the normal Shock Top price it would be okay, instead it’s priced with entry level to mid level craft beers and it doesn’t compare. This isn’t bad really, it’s just boring.
From the bottle. Small off-white foam that does not last long. Color is dark copper. I get a little caramel from the aroma. I cant taste the chocolate or spice in this. Bland and boring. vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 Copper color with white foamy head. Sweet/spicy/musty malt aroma. Taste - wheat, chocolate a some spicy caramel malt. Noticable balancing hops. Tastes a bit like a Marzen. Medium body. Wasnâ€™t expecting much from this but it was pretty good.
blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottled, dark amber color with plenty of off white foam, aroma of chocolate and chilies, flavor of chipotles, chocolates, roasted malts, decent body monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Ok. Doesn't taste very different from regular shock top, surprisingly. With all the spices, chocolate and chili, you'd think that it would be a little more interesting. Seems like they held back. The result is a muddy conglomeration of flavors, with a slightly empty aftertaste. No smell at all, pours a very nice thick brown with a white head. Can taste citrus and a little bit of the chocolate. Was expecting more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mjg74 (3151) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle from Valley Farm. Hazy brownish in color. Sweet nose with a little hint of spice. Crisp wheat with a touch of spiciness. Pretty good body. Finish has just the slightest hint of peppers. Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
12oz bottle 11/29/12 (Meijer)-42° in Lager Glass-Pours a hazy brown with a sone finger beige head. Aroma of wheat, chocolate, and spices. Taste of the same with an abundance of chocolate on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and not too shabby. dwyerpg (6365) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Not a whole lot in the aroma. Immediately can taste the chocolate. The wheat isn’t overpowering, like so many of these shock tops. Still, it’s not that good.