Reality Maze - Banana Coconut Cream Pie Edition
Modern Times Beer

Reality Maze - Banana Coconut Cream Pie EditionReality Maze - Banana Coconut Cream Pie Edition
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #671
ABV:
12%
Score:
93
Ranked #8,030
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 2.68%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
12
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SCORE
93
Outstanding
Reality Maze - Banana Coconut Cream Pie EditionReality Maze - Banana Coconut Cream Pie Edition
Notes: We treated this hefty imperial stout to a bevy of our finest adjuncts, loading it up with beyond-liberal amounts of coconut, Madagascar vanilla, and wild Thai bananas. It’s a wildly successful confluence of decadent dessert flavors that’s virtually guaranteed to set the palate ablaze with pleasure.
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quarantine day forty two: thanks to ICMTM for this 22 oz. bottle. Split with my wife. Remarkably, nothing bizarre happened today, nor did I do anything unusually stupid. Quarantine is growing on me.

Black – no hint of white or yellow banana parts. The nose is equal parts banana & brown sugar, but the non-existent addition (cocoa) dominates for me. I’m blaming house fever.

Reality Maze – Banana Cream Pie Edition is a triumph in the use of the biggest berry. I mean, why would anyone put a banana in a stout & ruin it? Huh. Massive dose of brown sugar is bolstered by a frame of coconut & vanilla & yes, plenty of chocolate (I swear it’s in there). The banana is a quiet contributor from the corner, just a cubit or two in order to announce its presence. The finish slides into a quiet, rich, smooth maltiness that also makes this easy on the throat.

I learned something about bananas; learned that they don’t automatically poison a stout; & consumed an excellent beer. That constitutes a good night.

May 01, 2020
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BeanBump from California

4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had to check the bottle, twice, to make verify that this wasnt actually barrel-aged because it has the smooth, richness that a BA usually does. Pretty impressive. The coconut and banana are present on the nose and come through perfectly balanced in the taste as well. The addition of vanilla rounds this beast out and really pushes the decadent, dessert flavor profile. I cant even fathom what this beer would become if aged in bourbon barrels, good stuff.

Jan 27, 2020
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lucius10 from California

4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, chocolate-covered banana, vanilla-coconut icing nose! Ha! Great aromatics! Taste follows exactly with the chocolate banana and vanilla notes prominent thru the swallow. The dark chocolate bitterness starts to make itself known more as it warms. This is creamy-smooth and quite decadent...it somehow is able to stay well-balanced to the finish. This would be an all-timer for me if it was barrel aged! This is great!

Jan 24, 2020
Reality Maze - Banana Coconut Cream Pie Edition from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 12 ratings