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Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout - Thomas Creek Brewery

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 23
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark chocolaty stout with caramel, toffee and roasted malt flavors. Crisp and smooth with distinct banana overtones.

52 IBU

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 01-18-2011)
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Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JohnBender:
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

JohnBender, Dec 27, 2012
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Photo of oberon
3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Mellow in Greensboro.Poured nearly opaque black except I noticed a few rays of ruby when held to the light,a tight formed 1/2 finger tannish colored head atop.Aromas were really muted with some dry roastiness only standing out.Not much banana flavor on the palate,just some bitter chocolate and dark roast,almost a clove-like flavor in the finish,could be mistaken for a Belgian yeast strain.Its ok but again the banana flavor really isnt there,and its not really very complex.

oberon, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

aszatk01, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Mantooth, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

acurtis, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler poured into a Chalice.
A-pitch black with 1 finger beige head that dissipates quickly.
S-Chocolate, slight banana, raisins, coffee
T-Sweet malts, chocolate,coffee
M-Medium/full body with full carbonation
O- Cool idea. Not bad tasting. Was hoping for a little more banana flavor but understand that comes from the yeast, and to much yeast causes off flavors. Anyways would get again.

Damian74Shensky, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

dailyminefield, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to my local doppelgänger for sharing this one with me over Easter weekend. Served from growler into a Stone nonic. Poured black with a two finger brown head that subsided to a one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, and slight banana. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, dark chocolate, and slightly roasted malt. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Very easy drinking for the most part. You can definitely tell what Thomas Creek was going for in this one. The mouthfeel was just a little thin for my liking though. Flavor and aroma were pretty good for the style though. Expect to see this one in bottles soon as a continued part of their atypical series...

thagr81us, May 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Keith_R, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

sonofliberty2, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Bung
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at VGBG.
Pours nearly black with a light tan head. Sticks pretty well.

Aroma has some roast, dark chocolate and definetely a banana component.

Banana is quite prevelent, which normally I don't care for much as in the usual Belgian stout, but this one worked better for me. More chocolates, malt and light molasses work through the estery notes. Finishes with some light roast and cocoa.

Pretty much in the middle body wise. Coat the mouth well and drinks very well. Abv is well hidden or not that large to begin with.

Bung, May 08, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice but weak, it smells like roasted malt, dried bananas and chocolate. I think the taste is the mostly like the aroma, but luckily the flavors are stronger in comparison. I taste roasted malt, bananas and chocolate, but there's also some dark fruit noticeable too. However, the banana in this brew wasn't as strong as I was expecting it to be. With that being said, it's still a tasty brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick, smooth and goes down easy. Moderate carbonation. Overall I liked this brew. I'm not sure if I'd buy it again at $12.49 a bottle, but I'm glad I tried it.

bluejacket74, May 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of jsanford
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Brewvival 2011

Pours a dark black with a thick creamy head. Definitely smells like bananas and chocolate with some dark roasted malt. If I'm not mistaken this is simply a Belgian Stout with a yeast strain that produces a good amount of banana esters. Definitely big notes of banana, chocolate, and roasted malt. Medium-full mouthfeel with pretty crisp carbonation. Pretty drinkable, I could have it again, but I wish I knew if it was indeed brewed with bananas. Not bad.

jsanford, Mar 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

FUwolfpacker, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Cresant
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served this 750 mL bottle in a New Belgium globe. Artificial cork. The body was a deep brown with a creamy tan, irregular head. A film remain.

The smell was banana skin and cocoa. Primarily banana.

The taste was also banana with a chocolaty finish. Vanilla and cream. Some saltiness in there too. Finishes a bit powdery and drying. Not cloying.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. There was a slipperiness in the texture. Adequately carbonated.

Cresant, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

DrMindbender, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Tatuchris, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Dclynch79, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

StPaulSuds, Aug 22, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

protton, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of ucsbmullet
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank more like a straight up chocolate stout.

Light banana notes on the nose. I think calling it a banana split was a bit generous. Got mostly dark and tart chocolate notes.

All in all, a tasty beer though. Would have liked to have tasted a bit more banana though.

ucsbmullet, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

JoseR, Feb 03, 2013
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Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.