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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BackyardDogs (41) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Excellent stout. Pours dark with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate with slight hint of banana. Nice balance of both in the taste. Fresh from keg. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3305) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Smoky, chocolaty aroma has a strong overtone of banana - hey, I love bananas. It pours a deep, warm sable with a decent tan head that doesn’t last but leaves some decent lacing. Smoky flavor has chocolate and banana notes - banana split indeed! - plus hints of caramel, bread and coffee. It is a little sweet, but not cloying, and rather lip-smacking. Smooth, heavy texture is a bit syrupy and somewhat fizzy, leaving a satisfying smoky, tingly finish with a strong banana note. Go bananas over this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2011
750ml bottle - Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. A pesky bottle to get into. The wire on the cage had been way over twisted, I just had to cut it off. The rubber cork was crammed too far into the bottle, requiring a wine open to wrestle it out.

Appearance: Slips out a black body with a couple of inches worth of craggy, tan-hued foam.

Smell: Sweetish, smelling of shaved semi-sweet chocolate, but also roast and just-cut, ripe bananas. Lesser notes of dark, plum-leaning fruits and caramel.

Taste: Sweet, roasted malts with flavors of chocolate syrup, caramel, smoky-toned molasses, burnt toast, and modestly roasty coffee. A few dark fruits to latch onto, but, then the banana comes in. It’s a bit slight, for me it’s ample, but, with a yellow label and a big-ass banana-woman hybrid, you may be left wanting a bit more. Again, it was enough for me. Then, as the banana slowly dies away, it’s back to the chocolate coated roasted grains until the smooth, yearningly creamy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, soft mouthfeel.

Overall: It’s not overtly banana-esque, like that Wells Banana Bread Beer, as the subtler banana inclusion has some strong, roasty malts to compete with for your attention. I enjoy it - passable banana flavors over a solid stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2023) - USA - DEC 26, 2012
Also at Capone’s Thanksgiving event. Here is the dark side of the banana, if you please. This has lots of tangy, aromatic banana flavor, which blends in nicely with the mellow stout flavors. I look forward to trying more releases from Thomas Creek.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Color is black, almost flat, headless. The aroma is not too heavy, rum, brandy, and burnt sugar. Slight roasted bananas, caramel. Flavor is mostly caramel and hot fudge, like a lighter version of the Southern Tier Creme Brulee. Really tastes of Banana’s Foster more so than a banana Split. Shared at Curtis’s (Nashville’s Sweetwarer Representative) tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnesbit (95) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Black pour with a small tan head. Aroma of a slight sweet bananna paired with toasted malts. Taste had a lot less of the banana than did the aroma and expectation. Other tastes of chocolate and malt. Over all very good beer but as every other person has said .. not the easiest to get into.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours unclear black oil in color with a small burnt caramel head. The sweet delicious aroma of artificial bananas is up front but not much else. The flavors bring the banana in the forefront and then bitter chocolate and dryer ending. Not amazing, but quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Deep black pour. Thick foamy brown head. Malt and soft banana on nose. Dark chocolate almost bakers chocolate with banana afterwards. Good stout. Drink it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBwG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours black with a fine cream head. Creamy chocolate nose with bananas in the background. Big sweet flavor, lovely chocolate notes, some mellow roast. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish but not cloying, chocolate and very mellow banana, low bitterness. Tasty stuff. Good balance.


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