benzim (36) - USA - AUG 13, 2002
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
When I first tried this back in the mid-eighties it seemed very exotic. Now it tastes fairly average. Not bad at all, very drinkable, just not as interesting as I remembered. Low carbonation is a big plus.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer....complex throughout. Nuts, dried fruits, and coffee come together perfectly to make this one. Easy to drink for the complexity, nice nutty finish without much bitterness.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent. Great dark color, the aroma was a little weak but still quite nice. Has a wonderfully creamy mouth feel and lots of delicious chocolaty malt, absolutely loved the banana hints. It was very cold when I first poored it, as it warmed the flavors realy came out.
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great coloring. A sudden burst of flavor that’s hard to describe, but very sweet for a beer, yet not syrupy. Very drinkable, as I keep sipping to see if I can find out just what I’m tasting. Also with a sweet aftertaste.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite good, strong molasses notes and well balanced.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really enjoyed this one. Thought the aroma was absolutly fascinating with its roasted carmel overtones and the slight taste of bannan and other fruits made this brew a favorite.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the most unique beers I have sampled. I enjoyed the aroma which still baffles me, burnt sugar, chocolate-caramel. . .but the flavour wasn’t for me, I couldn’t get past the bananas (one of the only fruits i don’t like) Could barely get the whole pint down - but I do believe that is just a person banana aversion. Try and see for yourself.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma only marginal, but it looked great in the glass, dark ruby brown with a nice head. Very complex flavors, but enjoyable. Lost some points in palate, as front to finish was not as smooth as I would prefer. Still, worth a sampling.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The name is appropriate. Dark in the lighting of the pub but had a deep amber hue when raised to the light. A strong dark wheat taste was chased w/ touches of fruit. Tasted like I was drinking some kind of granola mix (nuts, fruit, cinamon). Very different and very enjoyable.