after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Pike Street brewery. Pours deep brown with a light tan head. Some cloves with a little bit of wheaten sourness in the aroma. Big rich body with medium carb--borderline poundable, even, but rich and satisfying. Not syrupy at all, nor complex enough to be a true sipping beer, just incredibly burly as session beers go. Nice borderline between levels of substance, actually. Rich dark malt/wheat flavors with a little bit of light banana yeasty sweetness.
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 ounce sample on tap at Tangletown Publick House in Seattle. Banana and clove-like aroma with some turnt tobacco aromas as well. Not much in the way of hops detected in this, which is a pleasant surprise. Transparent amber/mahogany color with off-whitish head and nice lacing. Lots of banana sweetness with rich roasted burnt malts following. Fair amounts of cloves are also present with a light bitter hoppy finish. Some ethanol also makes a cameo. Tasty.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. It’s a dark amber with not much head. Typical fruity, malty wheat aromas. Taste has a pronounced malty/sweetness. A little thin, but quite plesant.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh Tangletown, this is a tasty tasty beer. Sweet frozen banana puree nose that follows through into the flavor. Nutty maltiness, with some great yeastiness, and just a hint of clove and fruit spiciness. Delicious
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious looking red amber with a creamy head. Sweet malt aroma with a slight wheat and yeastiness. Balance is okay, but could improve w. a bit more hopping.
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy ruby brown. Appley, bubblegummy, yeasty nose. Kind of thin and tobaccoey but also with some peppery, footy yeast and faint dark fruit notes.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark brown beer with garnet/orange highlights. Very clear. Sticky white lace. Strong ripe banana notes, some toffee and dark chocolate underneath as well. A kiss of roast. Flavour is much boozier than and less fruity than the aroma would suggest. Some cherry and a bit of banana, but they seem overripe and a bit cloying. Light nuttiness behind that. Strong bitterness toward the finish. Didn’t really work for me.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer #100!! Cloudy brown with a big light brown head. Yeasty malty aroma. Very good....Sweet slightly yeasty taste. Hints of chocolate and a quite smooth finish. Heavy carbonation.