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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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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 22
Gots: 8 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-27-2013 00:22:37 | More by Thedrizzle
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-25-2013 02:25:16 | More by demogorgon
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-22-2013 00:32:00 | More by Misfit_Hiking_Krew
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-13-2013 04:08:44 | More by FUwolfpacker
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-10-2013 17:43:19 | More by PIPhilosopher
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-05-2013 05:47:36 | More by sendbeer
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-27-2012 21:54:20 | More by JohnBender
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21%

12-21-2012 20:14:06 | More by lupercmda
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-30-2012 23:35:02 | More by Circleo12
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-25-2012 02:37:42 | More by Phacoman
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4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 03:51:56 | More by Knapp85
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-23-2012 14:29:36 | More by brez8791
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2.83/5  rDev -23.9%
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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-25-2012 14:36:05 | More by beerdhabelly
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-22-2012 12:56:07 | More by StPaulSuds
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

08-14-2012 01:15:19 | More by 3Hops
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 21:34:47 | More by cvm4
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3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
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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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21%

07-16-2012 12:23:14 | More by Lob
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-08-2012 20:06:43 | More by acurtis
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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 22:35:20 | More by bluejacket74
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-20-2012 18:22:33 | More by Chisfinest84
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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at local store. 750 ml corked and caged and poured into cbs snifter.

Pours black in color. Creamy, bubbly brown head. Left rather fast. Nose has sweet chocolate aroma mostly throughout. Some banana notes faintly at the end. Taste is similar to the nose. Sweet chocate flavors. Banana takes a back seat but still supports the chocolate nicely. Very nice balance. Medium body with good carbonation. A little dry in the mouth. Nice beer. Very much enjoyed this stout with a twist. If there is another on the shelf, I would get one for sure!

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 01:58:11 | More by HosP
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-15-2012 03:18:47 | More by jrohrbacher
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a thick texture. There was an inch and a half of off white, creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A sweet aroma, no doubt about it, of chocolate, banana, and malt.

T: Oddly enough, the chocolate didn't take center stage in the flavor. There's a pretty obvious burnt quality up front, with the bananas and chocolate making themselves known in the finish. It does seem the burnt quality does overwhelm everything else a little, but it's still a solid flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole a solid beer. Slightly unusual, but worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 13:47:40 | More by avalon07
Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout from Thomas Creek Brewery
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