Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep cloudy amber almsot ruby in dim light with a decent head, diminishes slightly and leaves some spotty lace. Aroma is typical hefe yeast, on the banana side with nice caramell malts, toffee, ligth nuttiness and hints of chocolate. Flavor is doughy, yeasty, solid wheat malts, light phenols, good fruity esters but I get a slight matchstick/bandaid character as it warms and towards the end of the palate. Medium bodied, with a nice smooth lightly spiced finish. Pretty good.
zathrus13 (1715) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber/brown, with an off white head. Aroma is cloves, nutmeg, pepper, malt, and bananas. Flavor is the above spices, caramel, malt, bananas, and some alcohol. Wow, this is a nice one.
Bottle, from Capone’s.
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark, cloudy brown with 1-finger head. Aroma of banana, clove, spices, nutmeg - typical of the style, but very well done here. Well balanced sweetness, a little warming alcohol on the finish. Highly drinkable, could easily down 3-4 of these. One of the best Troegs beers I’ve had.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a muddy brown orange. Hazy with a lasting velvety head. Aroma is strongly fruity, with notes of banana, clove, bubble gum, wheat, caramel malts. The flavor is closely related with lots of sweet malt combining with banana, clove, and bubble gum. Finishes with a nice wheat crisp/tart effect. Slightly warming.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared, thanks to dickinsonbeer. Brown-orange-amber pour (my color perception abilities suffer after drinking a lot i guess). Aroma is lightly tart, spices and bubblegum. Flavor is bubblegum sweet, grainy malt, light roast, and general tartness.
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 13, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle from Odeed; one of my favorite styles; Nose of bananas, caramel, yeast, cloves, andbreadiness; very cloudy brown with a medium reddish beige head; flavor of banana, brown sugar, cloves, and some nutmeg; finish is a tiny bit of hops, nutmeg, and a hint of warmth! Damn good weisenbock! More complex than most impy stouts! Almost as godd as the Livery and my Fav Valley Effingud!
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle split with Mro and Pitel. This beer pours a dark, murky brown with small to no dissipating head. The aroma is wheat and spice. Taste is wheat and malt. Good beer, hides the 8% fairly well too.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of jasonmech77 - Pours a cloudy deep amber color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head that faded quick. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is mainly esters (banana) and light spice. Flavor is malt, esters and spice (clove). Soft on the palate. Medium body. A pretty good beer. Thanks to Jason for keeping this series going for me.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of spices, yeast, clove, caramel, banana, toasting, and some alcohol. Poured a medium brown color with a small, tan head that diminished over time. Cloudy. Opaque. Lightly sweet flavor. Tastes of spices, cloves, pepper, brown sugar, herbal hops, banana, and caramel. Medium body. Slightly texture. Soft carbonation. Clove, brown sugar, finish. Delicious.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a murky brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of rye, anise, light sour white grapes, banana, sugary pear skins, and clove. Flavor of rye, toasted malt, light sourness, banana, and some maple syrup.