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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: 22
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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4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smoky, chocolaty aroma has a strong overtone of banana - hey, I love bananas. It pours a deep, warm sable with a decent tan head that doesn't last but leaves some decent lacing. Smoky flavor has chocolate and banana notes - banana split indeed! - plus hints of caramel, bread and coffee. It is a little sweet, but not cloying, and rather lip-smacking. Smooth, heavy texture is a bit syrupy and somewhat fizzy, leaving a satisfying smoky, tingly finish with a strong banana note. Go bananas over this one!

Cyberkedi, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Durge
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another nice find at The Mellow Mushroom in Greensboro, NC, this brew is an opaque brown color with a decent creamy brown head that settles into a thin but full cover with fair lacing left on the tulip glass throughout. The aroma is moderately boozy malt vinegar and yes, a polite banana bread woven into it. The flavor brings a very interesting mild Dr. pepper malt and banana ice cream blended into a coffee idea that is really tasty. It's a fairly creamy, near satiny feeling concoction with subtle carbonation. It offers a great combination of tart sharpness and mellow banana malt sweetness. It's not at all over the top gimmicky. I get some oatmeal and some touches of light charcoal. It's very "edible" and drinkable at the same time. It looks like I had my taste nearly at the same time as the last reviewer but I obviously got some different takes on it. Perhaps different tastes or maybe a different point in the keg? I do love what I call "milkshake" beers, like Young's Double Chocolate Stout and this was definitely in that category for me. Not terribly thick but it had some teeth. It could be a dessert beer and more, just plain tasty. I hope I get to try it again some time.

Durge, Aug 23, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. A pesky bottle to get into. The wire on the cage had been way over twisted, I just had to cut it off. The rubber cork was crammed too far into the bottle, requiring a wine open to wrestle it out.

Appearance: Slips out a black body with a couple of inches worth of craggy, tan-hued foam.

Smell: Sweetish, smelling of shaved semi-sweet chocolate, but also roast and just-cut, ripe bananas. Lesser notes of dark, plum-leaning fruits and caramel.

Taste: Sweet, roasted malts with flavors of chocolate syrup, caramel, smoky-toned molasses, burnt toast, and modestly roasty coffee. A few dark fruits to latch onto, but, then the banana comes in. It's a bit slight, for me it's ample, but, with a yellow label and a big-ass banana-woman hybrid, you may be left wanting a bit more. Again, it was enough for me. Then, as the banana slowly dies away, it's back to the chocolate coated roasted grains until the smooth, yearningly creamy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, soft mouthfeel.

Overall: It's not overtly banana-esque, like that Wells Banana Bread Beer, as the subtler banana inclusion has some strong, roasty malts to compete with for your attention. I enjoy it - passable banana flavors over a solid stout.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 30, 2011
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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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4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice looking black beer with a brown colored head on top. The retention and lacing was decent. The smell of the beer gives off a big banana aroma, there is also a big amount of chocolate on the nose too and some sweetness of the malt as well. The taste of the beer is sweet, it's loaded with chocolate and banana just like the nose. It's got a touch of roasted nuts in the finish but upfront it's very sweet. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, moderate carbonation on this one. Overall I think that a serving of this beer should be on the smaller side and should be served as a night cap due to it's dessert like quality. I wouldn't drink an entire bottle of this, the 5oz. I had today was more than enough to get the idea of what this beer had to offer.

Knapp85, Nov 24, 2012
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4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown in color. Poured with a thick beige foam that reduced to a wispy cap the left sticky lacings on the glass. Dark roasted malt and chocolate aromas with definitive banana aromas and hints of coffee at the end. Medium bodied with a smooth feel. Roasted malt flavors up front with chocoalte and banana in tow. Sweet chocolate through the middle transitions to roasted malt and coffe flavora at the end. Finishes with sweet banana and chocolate flavors. Overall the flavor was pretty sweet, but was relatively complex. The sweetness was not so much that it would prevent me from having it again.

IronLover, Sep 14, 2013
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Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.