jmgreenuk (7690) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the pre-Borefts tasting, Den Haag, 2016. Poured a clear dark brown with a round bubbly white head. The aroma is roasty, light liquorice, fruit, hops. The flavour is moderate bitter sweet with a rich roasty alcoholic, medicinal, molasses palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ their Portland Pub... Poured dark, reddish, brown with a thick, beige head. Wonderfully everescent, with some banana clove tones. Wheat malts, spices, and a floral quality. High carbonation helped mask the higher alcohol.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Portland location. Pours brown-black with an off-white head and some lace. Banana, clove and bubblegum aromas. Much the same taste. Very smooth.
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Thanks ak! Pours a cloudy dark brown with ruby edges. Big coke and iced tea nose. Smells like a fruity graveyard from the fountain faucets. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Banana, cola, and iced tea finish.
riversideAK (6153) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Banana, clove, wheat, vanilla, a hint of roasted wheat malt. Pours dark brownish, hazy, creamy beige head. Roasted wheat, green banana, creamy banana, clove, vanilla. Dry finish with some lingering bavarian yeast. Solid and enjoyable.
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, thanks Alex! Pours a clear very dark mahogany brown with pillowy grayish white head. Nice blast of balanced clove, banana and wheaty esters. Green bananas, lots of clove and esters with light chocolate notes. Pretty solid...a touch thin in the body and the tart (green banana) lower it for me a bit.
DYCSoccer17 (3630) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5 ounce sample on tap at the Pub in Portland, OR. Has a nice, dusty, wheat present in the nose along with some banana esters. Faint sweetness. Moderately opaque mahogany body present with a creamy tan head. Good lacing. Attractive brew. Lightly sweet start, becoming mildly astringent with yeast banana esters. A little roastiness follows with a small ethanol kick later on.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2010 Strong dense and thick banana aroma, dark and heavy with clove. very dark ashy olive in the glass, left great lacing. warming dark banana again, more unique spice. drank off a growler later, I noticed more notes of green banana, clove and cinnamon.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2991-20100627] Tap. Mild yeasty bread dough aroma with mild plastic hints. Murky, dark red brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Thickened malt syrup flavour has mild caramel notes. Medium body. Interesting to try, fairly boozy.
(@ brewpub, Portland, OR)
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-06-27. Hazy dark brown body, with a modest beige head. 3+ Estery aroma, touch of rough alcohol modest sweet malt. 6+ Flavour is similar, estery character, dry alcoholic finish, tangy caramel malt. Touch of cloves or am I imagining it? 6+ Smooth average plus bodied palate. Nice but just good, not great. On tap at Deschutes, Portland