Cybercat (4884) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent! It pours a gorgeous reddish-brown, deep and clear, very inviting. Aroma is strong and malty with overtones of brown sugar or molasses, possible chocolate hint. Taste is superb - malty with some hop bitterness, a whisper of sweetness, molasses tones. Smooth but with quite a bite, it is to be sipped and savored.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2006
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dirty brown with just a hint of froth. Aroma is malty and medicinal. Full nectar with mellow residual effers. Flavors are slightly sweet and spicey consisting of ripe, blackened bananas, medicine, rasins, caramel, honey, tobacco resin, slight coffee. The finish is long. Well ballanced. Alcohol is well hidden. I highly recommend this brew.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a dark brown with large foamy head that falls with mild traces on the glass. Very complex flavor, manly bananaish, but other fruity flavors as well. I canít taste the clove. Much higher price tag than worth it, but great brew none the less.
xdream (16) - Madison, Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful aurburn that reminds me of my girlfriendís hair in the winter. The aroma of bananas cloves and spice take my mind back to exotic days on the beach. The flavor is like a malty smokie hefe-weizen. Itís so smooth that flies down my throat like an Italain in a luge event. Overall this beer makes my head forget about the boring soul crushing day Iíve had at the rat race.
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber hazy body with a generous frothy tannish head. Aroma of cloves, banana, dark biscuity malt, and fusal alcohol. Flavor follows the nose. A nice biscuity dark malt accompanied by a sweet candy banana, followed by a spicy clove finish. Wonderful fully mouth feel. This style is quickly becoming my favorite.
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromatic notes of clove, plum and apple waft to my nose as I pour this beer into my glass. The beer is a brilliantly clear, brown-amber color when held up to the light; otherwise it is an opaque, dark purple-brown color. The head is frothy and a pale amber color. The aroma is definitely clove like and also has a tart fruity component to it that reminds me of plums plus notes of figs and prunes. At the end a bit of banana comes through in the nose as well.
The taste is sweet and smooth up front, it finishes with a bit of spiciness and a strong banana cream note. This is a pretty rich beer and a 750ml bottle is definitely a pleasurable endeavor for the night. The finish has a smooth creamy, mouth-coating feel to it, but mixed in is a bit of spritzy carbonation and a spicy, peppery, almost ginger like note. There is also a hint of dark malt in the finish; a bit of burnt raisin, perhaps a hint of chocolate and a slight roast grain astringency.
This beer is quite good, as with the other beer in this series; I am quite impressed so far by the beers in the Wild Dog line-up. Banana cream is definitely a good descriptor for this beer, though there is a definite clove note here as well as other spice notes. As the beer warms up the chocolate note begins to pick up a bit; add a splash of chocolate to that banana cream please. There is a slight tart note here which adds to the drinkability of this beer. If I had to complain, this is indeed quite tasty, I would wish for a bit more malt complexity; this is quite nice as is though.
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beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ML Bottle-Poured a dark red/Mahogany color w/a moderate head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Sweet flavor of roasted malt & nuts, bark fruit/bananna, caramel/toffee, cane sugar, & bread dough. Full, complex flavor very similar to a fine belgian. Good carbination w/traces of spice. This was quite good, best beer Iíve had from this brewer
Cobra (1100) - - JAN 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. green champagne bottle. Corked & caged. No freshness date noticed. $17 each at a local watering hole. Too damn expensive for starters.
No pop or fizz when opened. Poured out a deep amber color, with a minimal tan colored head. Aromas are of sweet caramel malts, slight alcohols, and lactic wheat tang. A bit of cloves permeates the aromas as well. Flavors are of cloves, some phenolics, roasted malts, earthy bitter hops. Thick mouthfeel, rich & delicious. Overall, a decent effort for the style. But being so high priced takes points off for value.
DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours ruby/deep brown with a medium off-white head. Aromas of bready caramelly malts, wheat, bananas, cloves, fruit. The flavor is caramel malty with a solid dose of banana, clove, nuts, and figgy fruits. Good balance and complex. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
frankenkitty (2005) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A creamy, cream-colored head lasted only a short while above a thoroughly murked sepia/bronze body (that was later comprable to a coffee... heavy on the cream). Aroma found cookies and alcohol with mild fruitiness. Complex mouthfeel is creamy & dry yet delicately carbonated and mildly syrupy. Flavor abounds with maltiness and a yeasty punch of banana bread with an alcoholic finish. I must admit that I was enjoying Wild Dog too much to fully deconstruct its complexities. Guess Iíll have to find another bottle...
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