DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Harvest collection variety package. Pours hazy brown with off-khaki head. Nose is malt, spicy hops, earthy brown sugar, mild banana. Tastes malty, a bit sweet up front, with earthy nuts, spice, and banana. Pretty complex, and better than I expected.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, 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.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, 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.
Dogbrick (6824) - 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 (6510) - 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.
j12601 (6403) - 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.
Cletus (6250) - 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.
blutt59 (5877) - 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
drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/6/12. 12oz bottle from Publix. Barely hazy deep amber pour with a small khaki head that cuts in half and sticks in a small ring and laces in spotty sheets. Big banana and fruitiness in the aroma with touches of cream, caramel, and spice. The flavor shows a ton of banana, bubblegum, and fruit again with hints of spice, caramel, and metal. Not bad, actually.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Big pillowy white head, nice lacing, dark and hazy amber.   Looks fairly decent.   Both the nose and on the tongue it has some bits of clove, banana, and spices.   More flavorful on the tongue than the nose suggests.   A little mealy, some dark pitted fruit on the exit, light, but its there.   Could stand to be a bit heavier, but as is its fairly moderate.   Better than I expected.   Thanks for the bottle Bill!