Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout - Thomas Creek Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ramblinwreck101:
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev -16.7%
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.
08-18-2011 12:46:25 | More by oberon
3.63/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
02-09-2013 13:46:20 | More by Damian74Shensky
3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
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...
05-04-2011 14:46:24 | More by thagr81us
3.9/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
05-08-2011 20:00:43 | More by Bung
3.68/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
05-27-2012 22:35:20 | More by bluejacket74
3.58/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
03-30-2011 20:32:37 | More by jsanford
3.35/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
03-10-2012 20:00:20 | More by Cresant
4.03/5 rDev +8.3%
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.
03-12-2012 02:43:39 | More by ucsbmullet
Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.