ClubGonzo (3236) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Kraddel’s TdG 2013 tasting, Antwerpen. Black body, small white head. Aroma is banana, sweet cookies and hints of chocolate. A bit sweet but OK. Taste is sweet lactic cocoa and chocolate tones, hints of green banana and caramel. Nice. Smooth and creamy palate with a medium to soft carbonation level. As for replicating a banana chocolate profile: the chocolate works, the banana is virtually missing. But still, this is pretty damn tasty.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Smells like real bananas and some malts. Tastes a bit different. Malty with sweet bananas. Quite interesting and enjoyable.
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charule (610) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at smokin joes. Poured black with creamy brown head. Aroma of bananas and choco. Quite creamy texture with banana burnt malt taste. Nifty.
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Bamaboy1975 (194) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured out as a nice looking black beer with a brown colored head on top. The retention and lacing was decent. The smell of the beer gives off a big banana aroma, there is also a big amount of chocolate on the nose too and some sweetness of the malt as well. The taste of the beer is sweet, it's loaded with chocolate and banana just like the nose. It's got a touch of roasted nuts in the finish but upfront it's very sweet. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, moderate carbonation on this one. Overall I think that a serving of this beer should be on the smaller side and should be served as a night cap due to it's dessert like quality. I wouldn't drink an entire bottle of this, the 5oz. I had today was more than enough to get the idea of what this beer had to offer.
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DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours black with a quarter inch of khaki foam. Slight banana note on the nose. Has a bit of slickness on the tongue. Not getting a lot of lactose or banana on the tongue though I did get some bits of chocolate. Eh!
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, brown head. Lots of roast, chocolate, bitter cocoa nibs, but not much banana. Some vanilla and hints of cream filled coffee. Wish the banana had shown up.
kraddel (2044) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ rampkrot , my share. obtainesd in a trade on ’another site’ ( wich is , of course, way less than RB ! )
’aged’ for like 8 months in both cellar and fridge. so , yeah ...
pours realy dark brown, almost no foam . smells like coockies ...
soft carbo , sweet, vanilla ( icecream- vanilla ! ) caramel, chocolade ( in not as high amounts as i hoped ... ) bitter.
fairly good, weid ( as to be expected ) . vanilla definetly gets the overtone. too less chocolate, and i get no banana in this ...
tderoeck (3640) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22/IV/13 - 1Pt. 9.3Fl. Oz. bottle @ Rampkrot (Deurne) - BBE: n/a (2013-348) Thanks to Kraddel for sharing the bottle!
Bit cloudy dark brown beer, creamy beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of cocoa instant powder, overripe banana, caramel, sugary, pretty nutty, caramelised almonds. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: mocha, cocoa powder, lots of chocolate, coffee bitterness, bit sour, banana. Aftertaste: mocha, chocolate, caramel, coffee, dried fruits.
BoBoChamp (4724) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with chocolate and dried bananas, thx to kraddel!, complex Stout, roasted/malty and slightly fruity/floral, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good brew
sebletitje (6024) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Kraddel @ Post Toer de Geuze tasting.
Brune foncée, col fin café au lait.
Arôme est agréable, oscillant entre malté, cara chocolaté sur une pointe de banane et possible pointe de lactose.
Palais est ici plus mitigé, la banane est fine et couverte par un chocolaté peut-être trop en avant. Le tout reste très léger et rien ne vient ici être trop surfait. Note de moka, café au lait/grillé, pointe de douceur vanillée pour une fin de bouche ayant une touche d’amertume houblonnée. Fini sec, sur un chocolat toujours présent.