kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
muddy brown, lasting beige head, streaks of lace, sweet chocolate and banana aroma, lots of rich chocolate flavor and plenty of sweet banana, light earthy essence keeps the sweetness reined in but end up growing until it starts being a detraction,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
HogTownHarry (5918) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. At the brewpub. Murky opaque ruby-brown with a small head. Sweet bready yeast/malt aroma, plenty of banana, clove and chocolate - quite sweet, smelled more like a dessert than a brew. Mild, slightly burnt caramel malt flavour, incredibly restrained light perfumey hops for TF, mostly just a mishmash of clove/yeast/banana with some cocoa powder bitterness - odd, but actually not bad. Sugary, syrupy mouthfeel, only lightly carbonated, with a mouth-coating almost candied fruit sweetness that lasts a long time. Not really my thing, but nice enough, and an interesting change of pace from my experience of TF beers (but onward! bring on the hops!!!)
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at FFF and the pour is a interesting purple hazed color with a topping of small froth and okay lacing, a bit oily on the glassware. The aroma has the expected notes of banana and clove esters along with some heather, smoke, toffee, plum and meaty vapours. The taste starts with a good balance of fruity weizen notes over a smoky and toffee sweet malt base. Really does a great job of displaying the full character of the genre. The mouth feel is smooth, soft and quite drinkable. Spot on with the flavors, very good and a must try is still available when you visit.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour into a hefe glass, a dark cloudy brown with a good-lacing, dense tan head. It’s got a strong aroma of very ripe bananas, soft caramel, chocolate, and chopped nuts. Medium bodied with plentiful carbonation, thye flavor is much like the aroma with just a touch of rust thrown in. Pretty decent offering.
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presario (4441) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chicago Trip. Saturday 16:30. On tap at the brewery. Muddy dark brown. Enticing chocolate banana aroma. thick and heavy. Not as refreshing as the aroma hinted. Lots of yeast. Chewy banana and dry chocolate.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ 3F’s A hazed brown pour with a light brown head. A rich raisiny aroma and a lot of yeastiness as well. A nice malty taste wigh a yeast kicker and a slight bitter finish. A slightly thin finish but excellent carbonation. An excellent drinker, a beer that continues to expand on the palate as it nears the bottom of the glass.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at FFF brewpub. Pours a hazy brown with golden amber highlights and a creamy/bubbluy off white lacing head. Aroma of banana, clove, toasted malts and some chocolate. Flavor of banana, clove Hefe yeast, hints of chocolate, toasted malts, on the dry side with a touch of honey.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at DLD, pours hazy brown with tan head. nose of bananas and caramel. flavors of sweet caramel, toffee, bananas, chocolate, and raisins. pretty tasty.
jsquire (3231) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the pub. Murky brown liquid with a whispy beige head that was accompanied by a lasting ring of big bubbles around the edge. Soft puffed wheat nose with banana and yeast. There are lots of the traditional banana and clove flavors, but all wrapped in chocolate, Super Sugar Crisp cereal and toffee sweetness. The cloves are joined with nutmeg and cinnimon. It coats the mouth with malt syrup and my lips were sticky. The 7.4% is noticable but not intrusive. Very nice beer.
SpringsLicker (2945) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery Dark Lord Weekend.
Muddy dark brown body under a long lasting off-white head.
Complex aromas of Chocolate, spice, banana.
The flavor is spicy with plenty of clove coming through that follows into the finish.
Full bodied, rich and smooth. Dangerously drinkable.