tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 Really good beer. Aroma was sweet fruity even, chocolate. Appearance was very impressive. Extremely dark with nice thick head. Palate was smooth and full bodied. Flavor was a rich sweetness of fruit and chocolate. Very well balanced. Excellent!
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bursting with aroma of figs, walnut and maple, lightly coated with melon overtones. Burnt copper color, with light bubbly quickly dissipating head. Clear. Solid flavor, fruity without really tasting like fruit. Banana, and some fig provides a taste of sweetness coupled nicely with clove. Amazingly good balance, with the flavor and carbonation as well. little bubbles floating up like champaigne throughout the drink. A great beer!
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really interesting style of beer. I just kind of stumbled on it while considering my next batch of home brew. I found a clone recipe and was lucky enough to find a commercial version to try. The head does not linger or is it long lasting as described...for this one the carbonation is locked in. There’s some fruitiness in the aroma that is beating around the bush. You don’t get a good sense for it until you take a sip. The effervescent bubbles finally show up and the aroma comes to life. This one is fruity and slightly tart on the tongue. I can taste cherries and other spices. The malt flavors come through but is nicely balanced by the adjuncts. The alcohol plays a bigger role that it should in the taste but overall this is a really good beer.
hatchy (32) - USA - JAN 9, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sweet herby aroma with hints of clove and vanilla, cloudy brown color with a thick, creamy head. complex flavor, a bit sweet, hints of clove, banana, spices
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a humongous off-white head on a slightly cloudy golden-brown body. Strong malty aroma with lots of banana, nuts and spices. Very yeasty. Strong malty-banana taste on a spicy, thick body that coats the inside of the mouth.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Bottle on 04/03/2011 from Once Upon a Vine - South. Murky dark brown body with a medium creamy off-white head with lacing clinging to the glass. Rich spice, caramel, bananas and fruit aroma. Sweet spice flavor, some caramel, bready and toasty malt with light banana. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 8/3/8/3/16 - 3.8
01/07/2006 - Cloudy brown color with a thick creamy light brown head. Aroma of spice and bananas. Malty flavor with hints of caramel and bananas. 9/4/8/3/16 - 4.0
adrian910ss (2446) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark murky brown color with an extremely thickish white head. Aroma is full of fresh yeast and sweet spices, primarily nutmeg,wheat,cloves and bananas. Taste is a carbonated mix of slightly sweet spices, including nutmeg with hints of cloves,wheat, banana and bread dough. Excellent !!
jgentgesdo (683) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown with medium white head. Nose is wheat, yeast, slightly off banana, clove. The flavor begins with musty wheat, segues to banana, finishes with clove. Nice full mouthfeel. There are barest hints of plum and olive as well. Nice peppery finish. Sticks to the tongue, and very heavy body. Leaves the peppery taste, along with clove cigarettes for an aftertaste. Excellent.
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy dark brown with a large off-white head and lots of carbonation. Very yeasty, clove aroma with hints of wheat bread, citrus, banana, caramel, and plum. Delicous flavors that start sweet and finish spicy. There are all kinds of fruit flavors in the complex taste - raisin, banana, lemon, orange, prune, cherry. This beer is full-bodied and excellently balanced, with a lively carbonation presence. Very smooth going down and it’s not syrupy sweet, but rather crisp and refreshing.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Hall’s in Colleyville, TX. Pours a dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of sweet dark fruits and a touch of caramel. Aroma’s just about perfect. Flavor of cloves, sweet dark fruit, caramel. Texture is very nice on the tongue. Nice beer.