9er (74) - Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 This is a really nice beer to have with just about anything. The beer drinks quickly and the mild carbonation makes this happen. This is what I would call semi-sweet and the super dark appearance adds to this mysterious brew. I taste caramel, resin, raisin, vanilla, molasses and a slight hint of cereal. This is quite well-balanced and pretty admirable. Found four bottles at Rip’s Wine and Spirits Shop in Bowie. Score!
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells wheaty and malty with citrus out the wazoo. Brown as can be without being black and tan head. Tastes citrusy but chocolaty at the same. Like one of those cholocate oranges that you only see around christmas time. Kind of a creamy after taste. This beer is comlex as fuck. I’m getting a lot of different sights/smells out of this. It’s really f-ing good. Gonna drink it again in the future. Thanks Kevin!
bhensonb (10979) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 swingtop from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy dark ruddy brown with a tan head. Aroma of banana ester and dark "malt". Full bodied. Flavor is dark "malt", with definite banana ester. Finishes off the dry side - but a little sugar never hurts. It is an exceptionally tasty beer. Heat is detectable by the effect it has on blood circulation.
monk191 (901) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amazing beer. Pours a beautiful thick red-black with a light tan head. Smell is a little nutty and malty. Taste is awesome, creamy, with hints of banana and cherries, a little alcoholic finish. A great, tasty beer. Had on tap at Hopmonk.
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krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong yet balanced, syrupy thick the alcohol blends well with the sweetness of the wheat and malt.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt brown sugar aromas and clove. Clove with brown sugar over tones. Overall a very good bock.
tgncc (2784) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tarder Jes, Merrick, NY. The aroma is nice, banana, spicy clove, bubble gum. The appearance is murky yet translucent red/brown, off-white head. The flavor is banana, fruity, spicy cloves. The finish is very spicy, sharp bittering, long-lasting. Medium/thick in body. Excellent.
TinaBaninaBoo (1) - Pleasanton, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is 10% alc/vol but I wouldn’t have guess it to be over 7. Overall very drinkable for what it is. Makes you wish you were in a cabin in the middle of a snow storm. Fairly strong banana taste, Nice toasted wheat flavor, but pretty much overwhelmed by banana. A touch of chocolate. Nice amount of bitterness.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a dark ruby-black with a thin finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind some light lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, banana, clove, other yeast smells, dark fruits, spices, and some booze.
T - Starts off with some wheat and dark malt flavors with some banana and spices. Through the middle, stronger banana flavor comes through with some clove, other yeast flavors and some dark fruity esters. The finish is mix of wheat, dark malts, banana, clove, dark fruit, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good overall balance with good malt and yeast balance.
shrubber85 (7571) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Prune, caramel malt, and alcohol aroma. Hazy brown with minimal head. Sweet plum/cherry, burnt sugar, and wheat malt flavor. Light alcohol and herbal bitter finish. Not bad.