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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Black color & full bodied. Complex dark malt flavors blended with fruity & spicy weizen yeast notes. The name was born from a highly evolved literary conversation; then a beer was formulated "to do it justice. Prepare to be crushed by deliciousness!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3190) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Clear dark brown with smaller beige head. Aroma is banana, medium body, lower carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt, some banana, and some spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1067) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Tap at brewery in Virginia with commonmac and rosskyle and samadouche. Cola color with medium off white head. Nice aroma, dark fruit, plum, alcohol, but all subtle. Sweet, sugary, malt, a bit of plum and raisin. Delicious beer. Crushed it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1066) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016 Tap at the source. Mother of mercy...this is an amazing location. Simply stunning views. ECBT crew present. Belgian snifter glass. Dark cola brown...approaching black. Small tan head. Soft smoke aroma with roasty malty notes. Maybe a hint of brown sugar sweetness. Taste is very delicious with a roasted malt presence and a welcome earthy undertone. Dark fruit like raisin in the middle. Really well done beer overall. I would seek this one out right away!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5731) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Deep dark brown colorued body with a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, grapes, tobacco, light yeast and a touch of a banana and clove element. Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavour with a lot of wheat, grain and yeast flavours showing some roast, earth and a musty flavour. Aftertaste shows more malt and wheat than anything else, but a touch of the booze comes out near the end. Overall, a fairly muted and unassuming beer that doesn’t have any complexity or depth in flavours. Decent enough, but not showing much at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Falls Church, Virginia on 04-March-2016 for US$1,75 sampled at home in Washington on 25-May-2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Draft - pours dark brown white head - nose/taste of cocoa, bubblegum, banana and clove - med body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tnkw01 (1728) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Black in color. Very large head. Aroma is dark roasted grains with hints of tropical fruits. Taste is like burnt toast, roasted nuts and roasted grains with hints of bananas and spice. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (555) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2016
Oaky aroma with a bold chocolate malt body. Finish has hints of caramel and with alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (954) - - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Deep ebony hue with brown sugar head not long for this world. Enticing aroma--caramelized banana, smoked raisins, fruity wheat, smooth alcohol. The flavor has the same odd but interesting flavor juxtaposition, balancing burnt toast and dried banana before a slightly smoky, bitter chocolate finish. Body is a little thinner than I’d like for the style, but soft. Intriguing brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5775) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Arlington. Dark black body with thin tan head. Nose is malty, toasty, spicy. Flavour of malts, caramel, some chocolate, nice and dark and spicy. Really good stuff! Creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1806) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2016
Pours dark brown almost black with a tan head. Aroma is bready malt with some roasted notes and clove yeast and light bannana fruitiness. Flavor is sweet roasted malt with some bready malt flavors with dark fruit. Followed by yeast flavors of cloves and bananna. Finishing with some roasted flavors. Not one of my favorite styles but this one is pretty good. The 8% is nicely masked.

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