auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 15, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Handbottle, thanks Sean! Pours a murky dark brown, a touch ruddy, and with a soapy off-white head. Flavors are peculiar to say the least, with a strong planty, vegetal character that elicits green maple stems, banana skins, and marijuana seeds. I think some pithy chocolate alkaloids and some distinct sourness. This is an oddball for sure and something I’m really glad I got to try. Palate is balanced. I think the cocoa-powder character is interesting, but bananas should probably never be put in a beer ever again.
Headbanger (2728) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft 4/24/10 DLD (Courtesy of FlanderNed)-Pours a dark amber with a small head. Aroma of banana and porter. Taste is sour. This light bodied brew is probably the worst I have had from Shorts bt still rather interesting.
deyholla (5370) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 Had a glass from a growler thanks to Sean. Poured a light brown with a small grayish brown head. Aroma reminded me of smelling a darker banana bread. Flavor begins with a dark grain note but a really nice banana flavor grows and it balances perfectly with the grains.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy brown with white head. aroma of banana, coffee and chocolate..flavor of over-ripe banana, cocoa, milk, and chocolate... very refreshing and interesting, albeit one-dimensional