Ron (3066) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Brewpub with the Ohio gang. Dark amber pour with a medium off-white head. Banana and bubblegum nose with some candy sugar and clove. Clove is the first thing that hits the tongue before the bananas and bubblegum take over. Semi-sweet finish. Very smooth and malty and the alcohol is hidden well.
smallfry (168) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap) Nice complex flavors. Unfortunately itís a little too astringent. Otherwise not too bad.
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the PDX brewpub, 09/11/14.
Murky chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is dark fruit rinds, spice, light booze notes, varnish, toffee.
Taste comprises toffee, bitter dark fruits, light wood, spice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet licks and bitter notes.
Decent enough representation of the style if a little sweet at times.
Lizardking3 (193) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressive. Pours copper. Lots of banana, bubblegum and wheat on the nose. Taste matches and damn the alcohol burns on this one. This is a good beer.
DialSquare (3525) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: mud brown with a dirty white head that leaves a ring. aroma of banana and clove. tastes are bubblegum, banana, spice, caramel, yeasty. even. 7.0
mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fat Headís Portland, pours an opaque dark red / burgundy with a small tan head. Aroma is intense, with notes of caramel, dark fruits and toasted nuts. Flavour is along the same lines, with strong dried dark fruits, caramel and brown sugar. A totally American doppelbock, but I like it all the same. Nice syrupy sweet beer without being cloying in any way.
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Dutchís. Pours a hazy amber brown color witha medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, banana, cloves, spices, dark fruits favoring raisins, sweet up front, mild toasted malts to the finish.
zdk (1833) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at north olmstead brewpub - this is the apple cider of beers. Nose is apple pie spice, caramel nutmeg and cinnamon sugar. Some tart, earthy notes and some cereal grains, clove and banana.
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Fat Headís Portland. Cloudy brown hue. Aroma and taste are both malty, with a great brown banana and caramel notes. Favorite beer of my flight. Welcome to PDX!
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Portland location.
A: Stirred up mud brown, off-white head, some lacing.
N: Banana, clove, rain, bubble gum, those little valentineís hearts that always remind me of pepto-bismol, peppercorn.
T: Very sweet, somewhat spicy.
M: Light body, dense carbonation.
O: Fruity concoction which has an artificial candy quality that I do not enjoy. First batch blues?