onceblind (5724) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours out a dark golden/near amber hue with a small white head. Big estery nose of ripe banana, and sugary sweet pale malts with just a hint of brown sugar. Body was odd; starts weak and nearly stale tasting, but then washes in with a full body and warming balance and sweetness. Flavor was a little shabby, like candied fake banana esters, bread yeast, with toffee and mineral water blandness. Overall kinda sweet, a little bitter, and fake tasting. Not all too much like banana bread, needs more bready sweetness and brown sugar.
Hopmaestro (660) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
It’s not very often the old Hopmaestro pours a beer into the sink, but this is one of few. Maybe it’s not the beers fault , but I can’t stand liquid banana. Sweet aroma of synthetic banana. The banana is strong in this one, too strong. And too sweet.
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Malty sweetness, bananas, a slight nuttiness and not much hop character to speak of or maybe just a slight peppery spiciness from the hops.
A: Pours and dark amber with 1 finger of white head that dissipates too quick.
T: Cloying banana flavor, like banana candy. Some astringency on the finish.
P: Thin consistency, almost watery. Highly carbonated. Crisp finish.
O: Overall, a disappointment, even though my expectations were not particularly high. I like banana bread a lot, but I think I will stick to the real thing.
ERB92 (528) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of caramel and banana. Amber with a off-white head. Medium + sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a nice, and quite easy drinkable English Strong Ale with a touch of banana.
Leafs93 (1896) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma is banana bread, caramel and earthy. Taste is sweet with some faint bitters. Medium bodied, smooth and overall decent though the sweetness would limit it to one bottle.
bhenning (14) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice amber appearance. Decent head off the pour. The banana notes are there but subtle. Just a personal preference, but would like this beer a bit sweeter to match its name. Good flavor though for someone who prefers just a touch of a special flavor.
Beer was a tad flat, but I could blame my local liquor store. I can't always trust that their "cold beer" section hasn't been skunked somewhere along its journey. :)
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axl (206) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear brown with white head. Aroma is sweet banana candies, foam banana and banana peel. Taste is thin and sweet with banana candy and brown bananas as well as slight malts. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
SiviS (25) - - AUG 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a little banana flavor. I was expecting more. Little bit bitter at the end.
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BirdKiller (1) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smelled skunk as soon as I opened the bottle. Taste alright, nothing special, don’t think I’d buy this again.
Ferris (8103) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Biscuit and banana. Clear gold with a decent beige head. Sweet candy banana and light bitterness. Not a fan.
drjoeng (207) - - AUG 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of the bottle a dark clear amber color. 14ºSRM.
Nose is full of sweet darkly roasted malts and of course, banana or banana-like esters. There are also hints of sweet pipe tobacco.
Has nice nutty flavor like toasted almonds, lightly browned wheat toast, graham crackers balanced with some bright carbonation, not overwhelming.
Finish is slightly woody with nutmeg, cloves and of course a slightly sweet vapor on the tip of the tongue.
Strangely goes on the favorites list.