Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured medium orange with a short, swirly white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty vanilla and banana notes with a bunch of cloves accenting.. more assertive than I wanted for the style. The flavor found warm caramel, molasses, and a kiss of chocolate at the core, with ripe bananas and cloves around.. finished very spicy with cloves and nutmeg leading. Medium-bodied, very sweet, and very spicy on the palate (those components didn’t always mesh well or flow smoothly).. heavy-handed for the style.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle opened 9/3/10. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. The aroma is yeasty with banana and spice notes. The taste is bready, with banana, spice and a tart, bitter finish. Medium bodied. Fairly straightforward example.
adnielsen (6181) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Flying Saucer KC. Orange brown appearance with a cream colored head. Dark wheat, banana, clove, fairly typical, notable nose. Dark malty, huge banana, clove, somewhat spicy, wheat malty flavor. The banana and clove notes are in overdrive but I still enjoy the beer.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample bottle. Pours brown with a tannish head. Smells of bananas, cloves, some bubblegum, some caramel, touches of chocolate. Taste repeats the nose and is also accompanied by an earthy finish with some spiciness at the end. Not bad.
Dogbrick (6023) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Bottle from variety pack. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of malt, toasted bread and cloves. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, fruit, sweet spices and a touch of caramel. The finish is sweet with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty average overall.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Whole Foods. Clove, banana, and toffee malt aroma. Minimally hazy chestnut brown color with large head. Sweet orange/banana, strong clove and light toffee malt flavor. Spicy - overall a nice beer.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, foamy light amber pour, sweet fruit and cardboard aroma, sour, wheaty flavors, medium finish
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a mostly clear amber gold. Banana and wheat, toast on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet, malt and banana toast. Warm malt, banana yeast on the finish.
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a dark cloudy brown with an off-white head. The nose is fresh and lively with a bit ester and dark fruit forward nose; hidden caramel and molasses with a nice spicy wheat background. The flavor is chewy with a nice wheat and caramel touch and a raisin and molasses spicy finish. Clean and balanced with a big body and mouthfeel. Nice.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is roasty chocolate. Brown in color. Flavor is sweet, roast,y and wheaty with a little bit of clove and yeast perhaps. It has a lingering sweetness as well. It is definitley better than the Irish Red which it is competing against.