mtdewa1 (183) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark pour, medium head, decent lacing. Aroma of bananas and peanut butter. Very light and watery. Would be better thicker. Flavors are almost to much. Not all that good.
Beerdedone (2400) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, candied banana and some nuttiness. Flavor was lightly sweet with artificial banana, chocolate, a touch of peanuts and had a chalky texture.
madvike (2407) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared by rschnake...thanks Rob! - Pours dark brown with a thin ring of tan head. Tootsie Roll and banana Runts on the nose. Taste is horrible chocolate soap and Tootsie Roll, and no banana. Light and effervescent. Tastes like fruity poison.
andyhwcinc (1262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Purchased at Bottles & Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a warm summer night after almost closing on a condo...big times ahead! Well, when I saw this in the store I had my hopes up high, but I canít say Iím a fan of this one unfortunately. On paper, this is an amalgamation of awesome ridiculousness. In actuality though, itís sub-par. Appearance like dark cola with a moderate slightly off white / tan head that is rather bubbly. Aroma is mostly of chocolate malt, maybe a bit of peanuts and not too much banana smell, there is something very "factory" like about this one. I understand that sounds a bit ridiculous and vague, but it smells unpleasant in an odd way. Taste goes down a tad carbonated, surprisingly not overtly sweet, the peanut flavor comes out a little more as well as a bit of banana, but overall what it says and what it tastes like are two different things. In principle itís great, in actuality itís not at all.
koppertone (43) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Overall this is one of the worst beers I think Iíve ever had. Even the owner of the liquor store warned me not to buy it, which should be a red flag but I really wanted to give it a try.
Pours a nice dark brown with a moderate head. The smell is overpoweringly banana. Now I donít doubt that they used a natural banana extract but the banana and chocolate combination just smells really fake. Youíre expecting to taste aspartame. The flavor itself is more chocolate and hops but with the banana smell on board itís quite overpowering. It also leaves this muddy artificial banana like aftertaste that lingers for a really long time. Could you learn to love this beer? Maybe if it was the only thing you had to drink for a summer you might get over the banana scent, or maybe if you really like that odor? Itís just a mix that does not blend particularly well. Gotta give them props for trying though and I generally like Rogue so Iím willing to forgive them this experiment.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Brusin ales - it smells like mildew to me which I just canít get past. Iím not getting anything else but chocolate. Taste is sweet and finishes dry. Still smells like mildew, though.
DiarmaidBHK (3064) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours black with a an inch of khaki head. I get mostly chocolate on the nose. Not much Peanut Butter or banana on the nose or tongue. Finishes clean. Kinda boring.
scooterbub (746) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark black with a two inch tan head. Taste is of chocolate, peanut butter, banana, smoke and malt. Similar aroma. Has a decent body. The finish is dry. Drinkable and surprisingly enjoyable.
AbbeyRoade (204) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I detected a faint banana/perhaps peanut butter aroma at first, but that is where those two flavors completely end. No pb or banana taste. A bit of a chocolately, slight coffee, malty taste throughout with plenty of carbonation that fizzes the tongue. This is like a lighter stout but needed much more body and true flavor to make it work. Incredibly disappointing :(
ccarlin8 (4) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2013 does not count
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Not a very good beer. Way too sweet. The mixture of flavors is a bit ambitious and I give them credit for trying but they donít pull it off. Not worth the money.