Ibrew2or3 (5741) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to my sister 15_to_Kuhnhenn for sending me this. I owe you. It pours clear gold with some nice legginess. The aroma goes nuts as it goes from super smooth sweetness to vanilla to a sliver of banana to a toastiness to toasted bread to a dash of maple and then a touch of chemical booze. The taste is smooth goodness with a pleasing toastiness that runs straight toward being roasty as well as rich honey sweetness, a maple syrup like note, a bit of banana and sweet vanilla. Behind all of those notes is a modest level of chemical booze. All these notes go oh so well together. YUM.
drewbeerme (3643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at dld ’12. Pours clear yellow no head nose butterscotch vanilla licorice maple intense nose flavors of vanilla bourbon butterscotch honey, in the end too cloying to be epic.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(6oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a clear yellow body with excellent legs. Aroma of banana, honey, maple syrup, and bread. Flavor of maple, banana, wheat, honey, some amaretto, and liquid egg whites with a dry finish.
Ober (2763) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A clear light yellow colored beer, with no head. The aroma of bananas, caramel, almond, toast some wood and alcohol. The taste of burny alcohol with fruits like banana and almond and wood notes. The aftertaste is burny, alcohol and sweet.
holdenn (2023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at DLD ’12 thanks to Jeff. Smells like fake banana bread. So much sweet dough in the aroma and flavor. Sweet city, its tasting like banana laffy taffy with sugar. I’m also getting a Butter scotch note in there. Weird stuff (no surprise there) but Ok. 7/3/7/3/13
JPDurden24 (1070) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice clear golden pour and wonderful nose that smells like french toast with a little booziness from the bourbon barrels. The taste is simply like drinking french toast with a hint of bananas. Love it.
b3shine (2229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle to snifter (big thanks to hubsluvsbeer). Looks good; like thick champagne. Smells AMAZING! Just like the title suggests. Tastes awesome too! This is WONDERFUL!!!!"
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This right here is a mead. Courtesy of Mikem409. Aroma is vanilla, apple, cinnamon, honey. Taste is Bourbon barrel banana french toast mead.... You taste every component and it is showcased perfectly. What an amazing drink. WOW
Ernesto987 (2365) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow, the french toast is strong with this one. Very impressive stuff. The bourbon isnt taking over which is very nice
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much thanks Jeff for sharing this at DorkLordDay 2012, yep I kept the bottle: Beautiful golden hue with minimal head or lace but quite oily. The nose has BIG sweet french toast character of cinnamon, bread and marzipan with some clove and banana coming in and out of play. I found some honey and slight bourbon character as well. Very intoxicating and sinful!
The taste starts with strong honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and bready overtones. A tad flowery and slightly spicy midsection before running off towards a moderately boozy, umani savory finish. Insanely complex, massive sweetness, and everything you would want in a dessert mead. The mouth feel is lush and sticky with a nice warming sensation that did not burn like some mead’s would. This is just F’ing YUMMY, worthy of the hype and it is not often I can say that anymore.