Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up at GABF 2012 with a clear copper body that supports a nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma is sort of plums and red apples and black pepper and then some banana in the back end of the draw. So the taste comes off pretty normal for the style with sweet esters coming from ripe red apples and plums and then becoming molasses covered prunes that isn’t that strong but bridges the gap between the sweet ester start and the pepperiness nearing the end where I also get some yeasty Belgian like spices surrounded by a thin ring of banana notes.
PorterPounder (6520) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof Production facility - on tap. Dark brown pour, khaki colored head, decent lacing. Nuttiness in the aroma, touch of brown sugar. Flavor has some brown sugar sweetness, hints of black licorice and chocolate, caramel sweetnness. Thick enough mouthfeel.
AirForceHops (4989) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at World of Beer. Dark brown/ dirty color. Aroma is yeast, caramel, English toffee, clove. Flavor is kind of like a Dubbel, dark fruit, Belgain yeast, cloves and far I say... Bubblegum? The dreaded bubblegum reference!! Good but kind of all over the place.
Drjohnrock (592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at Darwin’s On 4th in Sarasota. Very dark ruby/mahogany hue, bold spicy/fruity nose, thin body, pleasing bittersweet spicy/fruity flavor with a hint of chocolate (just like the deScription says).
TXBadger (2073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a coppery color with white head. Dark fruits and some caramel malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more fruit, and just a bit of licorice.
hoppy2beerhere (13) - Apollo Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Having spent years in Germany, like the Brewmaster, Jorge, I immediately recognized his inspiration. I can appreciate the attempt to duplicate the weissen bock. The nose is clove, toasted malt, and banana. The taste follows suit. The addition of plantain makes the banana more vegetal, than banana ester, but it is a nice homage to a great beer style. Nicely done.
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewpub. Amber coloured with an off-white head. Nose is perfumy and sweet first, later vegetables, light malted. Flavour is toasted malts, light caramel, banana, light fruity. Pretty odd flavours. Finish is malty, fairly sweet. Ok beer.
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-offwhite-amber/copper. I like that this is entered in the BSA category even though the brewer is describing as a dubbel. A-fruity, banana, med malt-caramel/sugary. T-fruity, yeast-banana, spice hops, med malt-caramel/sugary. Towards med body-again, fits the BSA category nicely.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at GABF 2012. Pours a hazy orange-copper with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, banana, clove, and some toffee. Flavor follows the nose with toffee malts, light banana, and sweetness. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.