b3shine (6596) - Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at the 25th Anniversary Party. Looks good; a dark brown with a touch of mahogany woven in. Lacing is light beige. Smells and tastes malty with notes of chocolate and mild banana. Average on the palate. Not bad.
Pailhead (5675) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy roast, peanuts, and light chocolate. It’s a dark brown with some orange highlights and a one finger beige head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose light-moderate dark chocolate and light banana. The finish has moderate roast, peanuts, and a touch of coffee. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Clybourn on the way to FoBAB. Pours a slightly hazy cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have bananas, some spices, clove, chocolate, light roast, a slight floral quality to the nose, I found this to be a bit strange.
drsordr (1547) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft taster at brewpub pours opaque dark brown. Nose toasted biscuit, slight fruit. Taste some fruit, banana, mixed with chocolate. Light bitter. Chocolaty finish. Light on the mouth.
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ GI Clybourn, pint glass: Deep ruby brown with beige head and good lace. The aroma has clove and banana from the weizen yeast along with roast, leather, tobacco, slight chocolate from the porter base. The taste has a nice earthy, nutty and roasted character along with some fruity and spicy tones. The mouthfeel is smooth and lively. I like this alot for it exceeded my expectations.
TheAlum (6289) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flight pour on tap at Clybourn Brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice well hazed brownish copper pour, some decent haze and near opaque middle is dark brown. Edges show glowing copper and brown, nice hues. A frothy brownish head dies to a decent layer, dies down to a small frothy film. Laces ok. Aromas are cocoa, a bit roasty and coffee driven with some toastiness, carmelization and mellow sweetness. Touch of banana, fruit ester is gentle. Some spiciness, yeast, but coffee and cocoa dominates well, almost a bit acrid. Initial toasty, good dark fruit, Tootsie roll and cocoa, some toffee and richer sweetness at times. The Hefe element really takes a backseat. Some toast, a bit of acrid, agressive coffee and richer toasty elements, dark cocoa. Assertive flavors. Middle is toasty, cocoa, and roast. Backend is a bit dry, toasty, some gentle Hefe driven fruit ester mixes into coffee, toast, roast. Some cocoa, some toast, roast as we get towards the finish. Really goes through the ringer. Some nice elements, some complexity, almost a really assertive Dunkel. I think this was pretty cool.
rhsiung (1149) - USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2nd of sampler of 4, served in a surprising order, @ clybourn. "transcontinental hefeweizen-porter" in the menu. sumptuous aroma. chocolate more than banana. 2nd rating #1 of the day!
kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Goose Island, Wriglyville. Pours dark brown with barely any head. Aroma of chocolate, lactose, malt, light coffee. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Goose Island, Wrigleyville, Chicago. Poured a clear dark brown with round bubbly off white head. The aroma is roasted malt and a hint of coffee. The flavour is medium bitter with a liqourice malt hop watery palate. The flavour disappointed after a great aroma.
drdisque (632) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Clybourn brewpub. Aroma is spicy. Flavor is malty and bready with a good spice kick and a creamy mouthfeel. Slightly musty finish. Interesting brew.