Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at the White Horse during the Old Ale festival, just for shits and giggles, Jackie instegated this I think, 22/11/13.
Light black with a thin tan covering that dissipates to a swirl.
Nose is sweet sugar, syrup, molasses, chocolate sauce, dark fruits, banana.
Taste comprises coconut, banana split, sweet notes, sugars, dark toffee fudge, not getting any peanut butter in this mind.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finale.
Ok - not as bad as most folks have made out to me, but certainly one for an 8 way split at a tasting!
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at 4k/5k/10k. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is exactly what the name indicates, peanut butter, chocolate and banana. Taste is medium sweet, mild-medium bitter, some chocolate, not very good at all. Dry finish. Not disgusting but I wouldn’t drink this again.
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Darrk brown color, small steady brownish head. Sweet "donut" aroma, some banana. Light bodied. Flavor has some spices light caramel, marzipan. Interesting.
Dfonorow (1414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is brown with a small khaki head. Aroma is quite pleasant with chocolate leading the charge followed by banana, caramel, and fudge. Flavor is disappointing with the peanut butter faded to the background, although the banana shines a little more. Thin/watery, but not as bad as I was expecting.
lusikka (6206) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
660 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a small beigeish head. Aroma is very sweet with sugary banana candies, butter and syrup. Flavour of toastiness, chocolate, rather strong nuttiness and banana sweetness. Medium bodied, thin mouthfeel and low-ish carbonation. Finishes sharp, dry and malty. Thin and even lacks the sweetness the bacon maple version had. Boring.
AgentAle (637) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Very strong chocolate and banana smell( big surprise) overpowers any maltiness and hop aromas
Taste: The chocolate, banana and PB tastes are strong at first but disappear very quickly and gives way to hop bitterness
Appearance: very darl yet clear amber body, thin lace head retains well
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 Pepto Bismol-looking bottle from The Party Source. Pours a brown color with a small beige ring for a head. Chocolate, caramel, fudge, nuts, toast, and cola are present, with some sweet banana in there as well adding a sort of bananas foster character, but much more muted than the decadent dessert. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, semi-sweet mouthfeel. Underwhelming in all aspects. I didn’t think it’d be great, but the last thing this beer should be is dull.
Helsdon (148) - Toronto, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow this is some beer. Nice thick beige head, with some lacing. Deep, deep rich brown color that refuses to be seen though. The smell is a wallop of chocolate and candy floss. The taste is just right up there picking up the chocolate, that almost washes out any banana, malt with a sweet finish. Can’t decide if I love this beer or not. But I’ll buy it again. Thanks for trying something different.
Dragonfly1 (488) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Happy Thanksgiving. After dinner bomber with dessert. Actually much better than I was expecting. This was more like a chocolate porter or holiday ale. Pours nearly black. Aroma is cocoa powder, flavors are heavy chocolate up front, some faint banana, but no peanut butter at all (darn, was really hoping for that too). This works overall in a weird way, wish there was more PB though.
beerbill (3376) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. I picked this up last month while my wife and I were in Newport, RI. Shared with friends and family last night for Thanksgiving. The first thing I thought when I poured it is that it looked just like Coca Cola. The aroma is chocolate with perhaps a few notes of banana. The peanut butter is non-existent. The flavor is chocolate and caramel with barely a trace a banana and again, no sign of the peanut butter at all. A bit of banana in the aftertaste. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Lighter in body than I was expecting. I guess thinking about peanut butter and bananas I was expecting something more dense, which in retrospect would probably have been way too cloying. Glad I shared it because there’s no way I could imagine getting down 750 ml of this stuff.