chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a Belgian snifter where the very dark brown body was opaque and topped by a short head that soon reduced to a thin ring and partial top coat.
Aroma: pleasing but hard to describe beyond some chocolate and faint banana.
Flavor: chocolate, bananas in various stages of ripeness, and baked bread made with dark roasted grains - i that order of strength. Lightly and appropriately sweet: likely to be less sweet than most will expect.
Feel: very smooth; creamy and soft but with good light carbonation.
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Banana, chocolate, and some roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with banana and cocoa. Different, but not bad.
katrinaez (944) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very light mashed banana peel scent and dirty banana taste. Not heavy ripe. Cocoa is light. Dark color. Tap
Sirmixsomewhat (169) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didn’t know what exactly to expect from this beer, but I did expect to at least taste banana or chocolate. I tasted neither. It tasted more like a typical stout, rich and a little bitter. Not a bad beer, but disappointing nonetheless.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA.
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a one finger beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ting. Splotchy lacing left behind.
Sweet chocolate malt aroma that’s balanced out by the banana and subtle roast character. Very desert like with lots of chocolate, banana and vanilla bean countered by lightly roasted coffee bean, burnt toast and oatmeal. Smells somewhat artificial but is still very inviting.
Medium bodied with a really strong sweet dessert presence. Lots of vanilla, whip cream and especially banana. There’s even some cherry and chocolate ice cream flavor with subtle roast underneath. Faint hints of coffee bean, oatmeal and burnt toast. Really good dessert beer but very sweet and one dimensional. I can see how some people would find this unappealing or too gimmicky but I really enjoyed it for what
rdixon77 (1787) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Pretty much as advertised. Banana candy flavoring, chocolate, a touch of coffee and booze. Big sweet and creamy mouthfeel.Okay. Kind of fun idea.
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is faint roast and chocolate. Thin mouth with sweet chocolate, roast, banana, hides alcohol well, good.
PorterPounder (6713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Macon, Ga - on tap at Just Tap’d. Dark black pour, thin off white head, light lacing. Banana flavoring in the aroma, not much else, pleasant. Some sweet banana flavoring a touch of milk chocolate, a brief hint of licorice. Thin mouthfeel for the style. Fun novelty.
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Lazy Dog. Pours Almost black with a smooth tan head. Tastes sweet and creamy, like banana, whipped cream, and mild bittersweet chocolate. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like light alcohol, whipped cream, banana, mild chocolate.
sonnycheeba (4627) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at lazy dog. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and toasted malts, light banana, light vanilla, and faint raisins. Flavor is a little thin with chocolate upfront along with light roast, faint banana, and light earthy bitterness; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.