Cbuk1013 (228) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, with small head. Smells of wheat, yeast, banana and spice. Tastes the same with a mild alcohol aftertaste.
WanderinCelt87 (72) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a lovely black with tan head. Has a very chocolate malt smell. Goes down very smooth with a clean after taste.
BeerGolem (598) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bouteille achetée au Half Time (Poughkeepsie). Robe couleur jus de raisin, surmontée d’un épais collet beige. Arôme de blé et de pomme. Acidité vineuse, manque d’équilibre. Assèche complètement le palais. Pas vraiment mon style.
ThreeCats (488) - ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dense mocha head over opaque body with ruby highlights. Aroma of dark caramels, burns taffy, plums/raisins/dark fruit. Taste of some wood and sour character, roast developing on tongue, sour fruit, nuts, full body. Palate tangy and lighter than expected, but with a warm boozie feeling down the throat.
hfmejias (534) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours a dark brown with minimal off white head that disappeared very quickly and no lacing on glass at all. Aroma of fruits, spices, wheat and caramel/molasses. Taste is also quite sweet but spicy balanced with toasted malts. Very good overall.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013
Location: Draft at Texas Arizona, 1/3/13
Aroma: The nose has a lot going on, wheat, clove/winter spices, banana, and raisin to name a few
Appearance: Pours a dark amber-brown color with a soapy beige head and medium lace
Flavor: It is medium sweet, much like the nose, fairly complex, with lots of spice/clove flavors
Palate: It has a medium-plus body, a tingly feel, and average-plus carbonation
This one was served way too cold, and really needed to warm up to develop, but that’s not the beer’s fault. Anyway, I thought this was quite solid, with a nice amount of complexity. Good stuff.
orangesol (567) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on Nitro-Tap at Al’s of Hampden into a tulip glass.
A - Pours deep, dark, brown with a small thin cap of off white head leaving little to no lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of dulled wheat, chocolate, banana, light spice, sweet toffee, and some dark fruits. Not as strong as I was expecting but still plenty going on. The booze is ever present, getting stronger as the beer comes to room temp.
T - Flavors are similar to the nose with plenty of chocolate, clove, dark fruits, tart cherries, and bready wheat. The booze is light at the beginning only getting stronger as it warms. Finish is a mix of chewy wheat and lingering sweetness. Good balance overall, just a touch too much booze.
M - Medium-Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Full, chewy, feel with plenty of dry lingering chewy sweetness. The booze is ever present.
O - Not so much. I thought this one was ok but not anything mind blowing. The combo of strong flavors and 11% ABV. really make this one hard to drink.
Doodler (310) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle / 2007. vintage? Shared at Aaron’s big German beer tasting. Poured a deep cola brown with a thin tan head. Nice nutty aroma with caramel and malty notes. Still decently carbed with banana bread and caramel flavors. Finishes with a bit of vanilla and a semi-sweet warming finish. Not bad for it’s age.
adnielsen (7602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dan’s, courtesy of doodler. Huge mother fucking thanks!!! Reddish brown appearance with a small tan head. Super rich caramel, dark fruity, banana, cinnamon, toasty malty aroma. Tangy, rich caramel, toffee, tart, banana, spicy, very caramel malty flavor. Cool beer, thanks Scott!.
Jesterdeal (1481) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of floral, wheat and subtle banana. Pours deep brown. Taste of caramel banana and wheat. Very pleasant.