BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle and served in my small Ayinger Hefe glass: Pours a brown hue with a lasting lovely beige head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of chocolate, wheat, coconut, pepper, cinnamon, and some bready esters. The taste is sort of like a dunkelweizen with carmel and chocolate malt notes along with some wheat and banana. The spice is mostly a quick hit towards the finish without much staying power. I expected more Midnight Wheat character and roast than this provided and sort of knew that the spice would be tepid. For what it is it is drinkable. TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is soft chocolate notes, wheat, toasted grains and light spice. Taste is soft chocolate, dark bread, toasted wheat and light spice. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more chocolate, toasted wheat, cocoa, soft spice and dark bready notes. dwyerpg (6187) - 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. thedm (6184) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to large sized dark auburn colored bubbles that were and left behind a semi-transparent light brown colored body. The mild aroma was wheat. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild pleasant flavor contained notes of wheat and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
(12oz bottle thanks to Dixonian) clear medium amber, wispy bubbles. Nose of wheat, chocolate malt, banana, doesn’t smell half bad. Taste is just ok, banana, wheat, chocolate malt, dry grain, palate finish is just ok, and leaves a less than pleasant taste behind.
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2013
Hazy medium brown color with a white head. Aroma is wheat, light toasted malt and pepper. Flavor is chocolate, wheat, light coffee and pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, 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?" cheap (5861) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
From a twist off bottle. A little perfumy on the nose. Wew, strongish initial taste bud impact, but never goes over the top. Fades quickly to a rapidly apparent dullness of wheat. Yes, different but still al little on the BMC processed side. Cybercat (5835) - 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! Marheb (5773) - 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.