Dogbrick (6826) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Murky brownish-orange color with a medium foamy light beige head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and bananas. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, banana and sweet spices. The finish is malty with a clove and ginger aftertaste. Above average overall.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ GABF. Dark copper pour with a khaki head. Toast, bread, and caramel malts. Some toffee, spicy clove, a bit of banana, and some cola. Fruity raisin and apple notes, too. Flavor is nice and sweet. Big toffee, caramel, and toast. Cola sweetness, some banana, pear, raisin, and a touch of cotton candy. Good clove spiciness, too.
merc7186 (1479) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer has a nice reddish hazy color to it with a great reddish white head and good lacing on the glass. The beer has a mildly sweet smell of raisins and banana with some clove coming through later. The taste is upfront with the raisin flavor and malt, then followed by banana and clove. The mouthfeel is somewhat dry and sweet that lingers for a while. Overall, a decent weizenbock that has some sweet qualities about it.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, dark fruit and a mellow wheat presence. In the taste, small dry dark fruit and a nice presence of banana in the end. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry banana dark fruit like aftertaste. Nice presence of dry banana to mix with the dark fruit.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a very dark brown color with a large foamy tan head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was dark fruits, bread, cracker, faint caramel and red wine. The flavor was sweet and tart dark fruits, cracker, caramel and hints of rum, toffee and a boozy presence. Long dark fruit and rum finish. Medium body. Interesting.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a murky dark red almost purplish with a beige head. Aroma is of dark fruits, some grape notes, some light clove and other spice. Flavor was similar, a bit sweeter than I was expecting, and a bit more towards the fruit grapey taste, than the spicey notes that I prefer.
douglas88 (5152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fat Heads. Pours a deep dark copper color with a small white head. A big banana and yeasty nose. A huge spicy flavor, some Christmas cake, clove and more banana, easygoing and not hot. Good.
thechandler (575) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, almost cola brown, light tan head. Aroma is a sweet blast of banana and bubblegum. Flavor is even more banana flavor with hints of spice and bubblegum. Solid alcohol background too. Definitely a sipper but very, very good.
Tmoney99 (9610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CBWF. Poured dark reddish brown with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted caramel malt, citrus and dark fruit and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet dark fruit flavor with a medium to heavy smooth dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.
queenholly (2416) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cincy Beerfest. Fruity banana, toast, and vinous alcohol aroma. Murky amber with a moderate beige head. Smooth sweet rip banana, toasty malt, and light clove flavor. Medium body and carbonation.