keanex (1132) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 No bottling information, but itís from the 2012 release.
Appearance: The body is a beautiful dark copper color, no carbonation seen, thereís a thin tan head, but poor retention, it leaves a light coating on top though.
Aroma: If you like banana laffy taffyís then you will like the aroma here, nothing but artificial banana aromas with alcohol hints.
Taste: The flavor has huge banana flavors but also a medicinal currant thing going on, thatís about it. I feel like Iím drinking banana Nyquil.
Palate: Thick body with light fizzy carbonation.
Overall: I will not be buying this again, this is what happens when you ferment a Belgian yeast strain way too high. This isnít terrible at all, but only buy this if you really enjoy banana laffy taffys.
Ed5388 (1224) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a hazy amber color with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, lots of fruitiness, cinnamon, and bananas. Taste of fruity malts, clove, banana, cinnamon, and yeast.
mike67 (687) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Traderís Joe. Pours dark amber with a tall, foamy, off-white head. Aroma is of bready malt, alcohol, brown sugar and dark fruit. Body is full and smooth. Taste is of bready malt, caramel, drying alcohol, earthy hops, brown sugar and cooked vegetables. Finish is long and dry. I will skip this brew next time.
conway (900) - - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark ruby. Big off white head that dissipates to a little lacing. Nose is heavy on bananas and Belgian yeast. Taste follows suit but adds some candied fruit and a nice alcohol backbone. A little clove on the finish Good soft palate. Nice winter warmer.
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mansquito (2877) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Washington Commons, Brooklyn tap ($6): Pours a reddish color with a white head. Aroma is candy, caramel, and a bit of spice. Taste is kind of flat and uncomplex. It is slightly sweet, slightly spicy, but really has no depth past that. This is just not that good.
ryanscourt (452) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at new hope right after the brewery tour. Not a bad beer. Havnít ever been too excited about winter warmers and this one is prob a little better than the others I had. Syrupy with some fruit. Slightly spicy with some yeast sediment.
CanIHave4Beers (2757) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Heemer77 by way of jcwattsrugger! Thanks again guys!
Pours a hazy orange with a small head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is crazy lots of banana.... like banana runts. Plenty of sweet spices and some robust graininess.
The flavor is spicy with a mild touch of astringency, the citrus and fruity character is nice, the banana is more controlled in the flavor than it is in the aroma. Some rye bread robust character is nice.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color, scant head. Aroma of spiced caramel. Taste is sweetly spiced brown bread and fruitcake.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. The body was a deep reddish copper with a light khaki head on top. The nose is fairly boozy with some cloves and peanuts. There is a little bit of funk. The taste was caramel and lots of funky leather. There was also some banana peels. As I drank more I got some cinnamon type spice. Decent.
KornDogg (517) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of banana, cherry and alcohol. Amber body with thin dissipating head. Flavor begins sweet with notes of cherry, followed by clove, spice and yeast. Candied malt finish with a nice alcohol warming power. A tasty winter beer.
solidfunk (2584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy brown. Smells of bread yeast and banana. Floral hops in teh aroma as well as booze. Lots on the tongue and palate. Medium carbonation. Pretty good.