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Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout - Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate StoutThomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.82%
Wants: 21
Gots: 9 | 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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protton

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

06-12-2013 04:56:59 | More by protton
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

02-02-2014 01:50:39 | More by BigMike
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nogophers

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

09-19-2013 18:25:47 | More by nogophers
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

05-10-2013 13:01:24 | More by tommyguz
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ejohnson654

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

10-25-2013 22:42:16 | More by ejohnson654
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3Hops

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

08-14-2012 01:15:19 | More by 3Hops
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

2.83/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Medium vicoscity... pretty much zero head. Color is super dark black.

S: A bit of banana is in there for sure. Some chocolate bitterness. A bit of sweetness.... Some alcohol comes through.

T: Seems a bit out of balance. Got some banana, chocolate, coffee, but then theres a spice note. Alcohol comes through a lot I think due to how thin the beer is. Not bad but not great. An uncontrolled bittereness which usually happens with chocolate beers.

M: Very light. Aggressive carbonation. Poor flavor development. The weakest point of this beer.

Overall this is a pretty average beer. It has some nice banana but otherwise it way out of balance. Also it's so thin It's hard to drink at times. There is also a spiciness to it which is severely out of place. I'd pass on this one.

Ok I had to come back as my beer warmed to edit this review. This beer got so sour and acidic as it warmed it was impossible to finish and down the drain half my growler went (it was only a 32 oz so don't judge!) Seriously bad.

Serving type: growler

11-10-2012 00:25:06 | More by Jamesthebrit
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-23-2013 14:42:53 | More by sonofliberty2
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BuffaloBill12

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-14-2012 01:21:33 | More by BuffaloBill12
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Chisfinest84

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-20-2012 18:22:33 | More by Chisfinest84
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robwestcott

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-22-2013 02:01:24 | More by robwestcott
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-13-2014 19:36:30 | More by beernads
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redblacks75

Iowa

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-04-2011 00:57:14 | More by redblacks75
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-28-2013 21:14:04 | More by redleg411
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-14-2013 15:00:34 | More by ramblinwreck101
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oberon

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2011 12:46:25 | More by oberon
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woodsyy

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle to pint glass

a: very dark, light brown head

s: smells very chocolaty with a slight hint of bananas

t: starts with chocolate and malts followed with a very small banana taste.

mouth: middle of the road mouthfeel

overall: I was kind of disappointed with this beer, I gave it average ratings but overall I was expecting a lot more chocolate and bananas. Not a bad beer, probably wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 02:41:26 | More by woodsyy
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-21-2013 23:03:29 | More by Mantooth
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Soto

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-10-2014 00:27:20 | More by Soto
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-13-2014 00:19:48 | More by Zetcha7x
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RobertMathison

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-20-2012 00:12:03 | More by RobertMathison
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Drazzamatazz

Maine

3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to advent for sending me this growler as an extra!

32oz swingtop growler shared with Brez07

A: The growler was a short pour but still opened with a loud pop. Good sign. Dark brown hue with a 1 finer mocha head. Decent retention but no lacing

S: Actually smells a little like a banana split. Mostly artificial banana with some marshmallow/whipped cream. Once it opens up a little you start to get milk chocolate

T: Remind me of a nice roasty porter. Some bitter chocolate and a coffee-like finish. A little sweetness in the form of banana [This was very heavy on the roast, but I honestly thought it was still all in balance]

M: Medium, light carbonation (could be from the container)

D: Enjoyable, but nothing to go crazy about. Very interesting idea that worked well [With the somewhat recent fade started by places like Short's and Funky Buddha the name makes you expect a little more than what it actually is. Ends up being a pretty well made porter though.

Serving type: growler

10-16-2011 15:30:33 | More by Drazzamatazz
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 20:00:20 | More by Cresant
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Taken from notes...

Pours brown-black with about an inch of fizzy coarse head, beige in color. Looks rather bubbly. Head far from dense.

Smells of roasted malts, cocoa, banana chips, and dark fruits.

Tastes exceptionally smoky for what I was expecting. Dried banana is far off in the distance from the peaty smoke and husky black malt. Chocolatey with a light coffee note. Remnants of dark fruits and berries, but pretty faint.

Drinks a little watery, yet the body holds up at medium viscosity. Carbonation seems very low.

Interesting beer. Could have been a lot better had the base stout been made proper. Lacked the creaminess I'd have liked. Didn't work as a dessert beer, even though that's what it was saved for.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 00:39:07 | More by thecheapies
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark chocolate pour with just a hint of brown. 1-finger mocha head, but no retention and very light lace.

Roast malt and dried, candied bananas come out in the nose. Rich, bitter chocolate underneath. Not a big banana fan, but this works ok for me.

Sweetness from the bananas hits first. Chocolate malt and light roast malt come in midway. Bananas come back into the finish with light citrus hops and bitter chocolate. Bananas are a little too strong in the end.

Feel is rich and thick, even cloying. Don't know if it is all the bananas, but definite sugar feel comes to play.

Overall, an interesting experiment but one I probably would not get again.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 00:48:11 | More by beer2day
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Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout from Thomas Creek Brewery
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