nazbotica (15) - Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is rich, smooth and creamy. It has a nice estery flavor of banana with a little roast and a soapy, sudsy finish from the yeast. The body is medium to full with a chalky texter from the floating yeast.
scoth (464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark chestnut brown, with a lasting foamy tan head, very fine lacing. Medium body, smooth, zesty, and crisp. Rich aroma of banana bread, toffee, nuts, pepper, and clove. Medium sweet, some peppery notes, the barest hint of citrus tartness, and a mild bitter finish. A little on the sweet side, but very drinkable.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bomber 5/15/11). Brown color with amber hue. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate clove aroma with light banana. Flavor of the same, with light chocolate and light alcohol. Avg duration. Light alcohol finish with light dryness. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Yummy stuff. Very dark brown pour with a nice clingy white head. Nose is banana, clove, and some sweetness. Medium mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. Banana and spice on taste with a touch of chocolate.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a weizen glass. Pretty sure the ABV puts this into the weizenbock category.
4.0 A: Clearish deep amber/light brown color. Three fingers of beige creamy/frothy hybrid head. Average retention overall, but the last quarter inch sticks around for a while. Lots of irregularly placed lacing.
4.5 S: Big hit of banana and clove with pepper underneath. Good bit of roasty toastiness and I swear I’m picking up hints of bacon. Raw cocoa and some caramel. Very nice here.
4.0 T: Again tons of banana, clove, and pepper. More chocolaty than the nose suggested with about the same amount of caramel. Lightly roasty and toasty. Lightly boozy. The taste is good, but as of right now the flavors don’t mesh seamlessly together, at least not yet.
4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good carbonation for the style with plenty of spritiness to it. Very creamy, though could be a bit smoother.
4.0 D: Pretty good beer. I think after a couple years this could be a hell of a beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-28-2011 17:40:42
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber) rich ruby/medium brown with lasting tan creamy head. Nose of cinnamon, dark wheat, cinnamon roll, and sweet malts. Taste of dry wheat, clove, mild banana, very light bubblegum flavors. Nice linger of spices, and a well carbonated beer in general.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle that’s been in the fridge for a bit from Binny’s South Loop (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich pretty clear yet dark hued brown, some copper dark edges. Nice, with a bigger frothy greyish head atop, stays as a thicker film, laces ok. Aromas are toasty caramel, flaked wheat, cocoa, and banana esters. Some touches of vanilla and brown sugar, more banana, chocolate covered ones. Touches of yeastiness, dry backend. Initial is medium offering a signifcant sweeter banana ester and bread dough up front, lingering into a goodly amount of toast and dry cocoa, spice, and wafts of brown sugar. Vanilla, lingering ABV heat and dryness from the toasty malts. Sweetness is kinda a smack up front, trailing into a dry and spicy finish. Earthy toast and bread, cocoa, brown caramel and banana feel. Touches of cherry or dark fruit in some light flashes in the backend. A lot going for it, perhaps a bit big ABV wise for me, but I was surprised by it.. Was expecting a mess and got a solid beer. Nice. The ABV and dryness do grow on the finish, perhaps getting a touch distracting for some who are more sensitive. I myself thought it was just a bit much at times. Certainly looked pretty.
thomas15 (623) - USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
had on tap at beer kitchen a while back. sharp weiss flavor to it, ie bananas and yeastinesss. pretty decent beer. would have it again...
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big fat soft frothy off khaki head atop a clear chestnut brown. Interesting aroma of dark wheat or pumpernickel, with a undertone of...katchup? Smooth taste of deep dark Belgo-fruit, light katchup again..a bit of wheaty toffee, and light alcohol esters. Deep and rich, albeit an odd combo of flavors. I wasn’t too excited.
swanmann (561) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In an English pint glass, it’s deep amber-chocolate brown with sticky tan foam. There’s a nice roasty caramel aroma, along with a bit of banana and spice as it warms. It’s just a little slick or syrupy, nice bready notes as it dries out the mouth, but nice residual sweetness. Not as warm as the 9% would imply. Imbibe!