TheGB (460) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a smallish head. Aroma of chocolate covered raisins and banana. Nice taste, mostly takes like a chocolate stout. Not nearly as weird as expected, or as the maple bacon version.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
cfrancis (2023) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours thin black with a small beige ring. Aroma is roasted malts and loads of bitter chocolate. Can faintly pick up peanut butter. Taste again has the roasted malts and bitter chocolate overpowering anything from the banana and peanut butter. Comes across more of a sweet stout.
banii (220) - Trondheim, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Servert godt avkjølt, minner den om en slags milkshake - solid sjokolade og banansmak. Lite peanutter. Hvis man skal klage på noe, må det være at kroppen er noe tynn. Kanskje man kan tilsette en stor skje sjokoladeis - ja det tror jeg man må. Neste gang.
Eng: Found this better than the ratings here.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. Poured deep brown with a nice dark beige head. The aroma picked up lots of cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate notes with accents of candied banana and light peanut butter. The flavor found odd tart malty notes throughout.. mostly sweeter chocolate and some peanut butter accents on the middle.. finished with a chocolate and maple-kissed banana milkshake. Light-medium-bodied with light-ish carbonation.. kind of dry.. OK feel and flow.. lots of interesting stuff, but it only sort of worked for a beer.
junon (363) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting aroma. In the sense that its so single note with so many flavours. Smells of toasted bread. Medium bodied. Tastes of chocolate mostly. Ever so slight roasted banana. Ever so slight. No peanut butter, IMO. Not bad.
RedCloud (128) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a rootbeer brown, with a several fingers of khaki head. Medium lacing. Nose is of cocoa, caramel, and cake. Tastes starts with a slight bitter cocoa, accompanied by a light caramel sweetness. Finish is slightly bitter with herbal hops. Mouthfeel is medium, and lightly creamy. In my opinion, I was expecting something a little more decadent. Maybe a higher, sugary malt presence? I didn’t get any banana, or peanut butter, which was disappointing. If this was a blind taste test, and hadn’t been subjected to the marketing gimmick, I would probably finger this beer as a decent chocolate ale. Nothing special.
pintbypint (2287) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650ml pink painted bottle. Pours dark brown, head fades into a thin beige layer. Nose has banana and reese’s pieces, and light fudge. Taste has dark chocolate and cocoa powder and it stops there. Dark choco bitterness in the finish. Not overly nutty, or banana inspired in the flavour. Kind of dull, the original was better.
Damico (2214) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark, unclear thick brownish black with a big creamy dark sandy beige head. The aroma brings big banana, sweet extract and then some nutty notes under it representing the peanut butter. My sweet tooth loves the aroma. The flavor brings subtle banana, some roasted chocolate malts, and toasted malt flavors. Somehow the aroma and flavor end with custard-like doughnut notes.
bulldogops (821) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pepto-bismol coloured bomber from Sherbrooke. Heard interesting things about maple bacon, so I figured i’d give this a whirl. Pours a dark-chocolate brown, aromas of chocolate and banana predominant. I get a little chocolate, and peanut butter on the palate, but this is destroyed by a banana catastrophe. Not banana-clovey like a weizen, but like an artificial banana - like the amoxycillin they give to sick children. Just a strange experience altogether.
ccex (871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
After trying the chemical train wreck known as Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon, I was surprised that I’d try another Pepto-Bismol bomber with the same witch doctor on the label. Still, I couldn’t resist when I found this at half price in the closeout cart. This one pours a dark brown with moderate tan head. Aroma is full for milk chocolate, brown sugar, and banana. Taste is sweet with a slightly bitter finish, and very little peanut butter. Body is medium at best, which was a bit of a disappointment. Slight carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel were outweighed by the artificial flavors. A weird beer experience and great bottle not worth the full price.