BillWyce (935) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange-amber with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Most prominent note in the complex aroma is of banana esters, with notes of apple and bread. Full-bodied and syrupy, with an astringent finish. Flavor of apple mixed with nutty malt up front, giving way to a banana note.
jrodooo5 (1403) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice mouth feel w/ a Belgian complexity that makes this an excellent beer! Pours amber w/ a big foamy tan head that leaves lacing. The aroma is quite Belgian esque w/ banana & spices. The taste is dead on w/ the banana & spice really standing out. Itís soft on the palate at nearly 9% & dangerously drinkable. Quite good!!
puboflyons (2875) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Attractive amber pour with a tremendous head. Neat aroma of roasted malts, light spice, vague fruit and sweetness. The body is medium. The fruity character really expresses itself in the flavor with the roasted malts and other characters there -but down below. Mild finish. Decent drinking.
b3shine (7666) - Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a cloudy caramelish orange with foamy off-white head. Smells malty and yeasty with notes of dark fruit and clove. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Solid beer, but overrated IMO.
DocJitsu (1533) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky orange-copper with no head. Faint smokiness and tartness are dominated by a Fall cuisine spicy quality in the aromas. Healthy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. A faint tartness is no match for the rich but dull sweetness. Pumpkin, caramel, candied quality, and a tart fruitiness.
Shot (363) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish gold with a huge, thick head. Aromas are definitely banana and clove, like a Belgian ale. Flavors are bubble gum, banana, clove, fruitiness--melon and grape--and spice. A fruity, spicy Belgian. Clean mouthfeel. Not bad.
scotchzombie (511) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap at Sam's. Very enjoyable. Rich and flavorful. Dark fruits, banana, bubblegum and rich malts. Strong but balanced.
PartyFowle (912) - - OCT 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark copper hue with mild haze and a fluffy tan head. Aroma is fruity: banana, pear, orange juice, brandy, cocoa, a little ethanol. Really nice. The flavor isnít as well-put-together, kicking off with booze before raisin, bread crust, banana and pear swoop in. Disjointed at first, but comes together at the finish. Medium body; mild massaging CO2; noticeable warmth. Tasty.
perpetuitas (29) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - SEP 21, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love their accurate version of the style. A bit bolder than traditional but not much.
Bready aromas with subtle malty nuttiness and fruitcake and a head that lingers nicely leaving intense lacing along the sides as you quaff this tasty beverage.
bytemesis (6030) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear deep reddish Amber, small beige head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is full of wheat, clove, banana. Flavor follows, medium sweet, lots of clove, some banana, a bit spicy, light caramel and pimpernickel. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. A bit hot.