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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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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Woodysbeard, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to dogdoc for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a CCB pint glass.

A: Dark brown to black, not quite opaque, with low visible carbonation, and only a half-finger's worth of tan head.

S: Chocolate and roasty malts. But overall the amount of aroma seems low. Maybe just a smidge of fruitiness if I work at it.

T: Roasty malts, sweet chocolate, some sweet fruitiness, with just a touch of smoke near the end.

M: Fairly light-bodied and thin for a stout, a nice smooth mouthfeel. Moderate alcohol presence.

O: Not a bad beer, but it has a few flaws. The amount of aroma could be increased, and the body needs more substance. I couldn't get much clear banana flavor out of this, but at least the fruitiness seemed organic, and not artificial or cloying. But I think I'll give some good points for creativity.

macrosmatic, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

JoseR, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Mike925, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Thedrizzle, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

demogorgon, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Misfit_Hiking_Krew
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Misfit_Hiking_Krew, Jan 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

FUwolfpacker, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

PIPhilosopher, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

sendbeer, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +7.2%

JohnBender, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

lupercmda, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Circleo12, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Phacoman
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Phacoman, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
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
Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

brez8791, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Jamesthebrit
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

Jamesthebrit, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

beerdhabelly, Oct 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

StPaulSuds, Aug 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

3Hops, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of cvm4
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark body with a thin 1 finger head. Not much lacing.

S - Sweet milk chocolate, slight licorice to the nose. I can detect some bananas.

T - Roasted malts with chocolate syrup. Banana comes in at the end. Not a grand introduction by all means. Not getting many other flavors.

M - Medium bodied, with medium carbonation.

O - Was good, not great. Banana wasn't a stand out like I thought it should be. You could still taste it though.

cvm4, Jul 29, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

thecheapies, Jul 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Lob, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

acurtis, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
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
Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.