Chocolate Banana Imperial Stout
Untitled Art

Chocolate Banana Imperial StoutChocolate Banana Imperial Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,419
ABV:
11%
Score:
92
Ranked #9,660
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 16.22%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
30
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Untitled Art
 
Wisconsin, United States
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SCORE
92
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Chocolate Banana Imperial StoutChocolate Banana Imperial Stout
Notes: Imperial Stout with cacao nibs and banana puree
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StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: dark brown with a creamy mocha head.
Smell: as advertised, rich banana and chocolate.
Taste: like the nose, rich, decadent banana and chocolate. If you like a dessert stout, and chocolate and banana this is bout perfect.

Jan 23, 2021
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steve_littrell from Florida

4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can into snifter

L- Pours black with a great coloring on the head.
S- Banana, banana, banana, chocolate, banana
T- Woah, banana through and through. Not quite what I was expecting, better be in the mood for a banana. Good, just need to be ready for it
F- Creamy, full, your know, just what to expect from a correctly brewed Imperial Stout
O- I like them, have a case in reserve, just need to be in the mood for it as it has a very dominate banana taste

Sep 23, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

2.91/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Canned on 7/6/20. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a murky dark brown; khaki head that falls leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. It definitely doesn't look like your typical stout. The aromas have hints of banana chocolate and bubblegum. Malts are there. The flavors are pretty sweet, borderline cloyingly sweet. Actually, I'd say it's cloyingly sweet. Milk chocolate and banana puree really come through. Some vanilla and marshmallows in the mix. Some hazelnuts coming through. Strong malt backbone. Subtle warmth in the finish, but it's not hot or boozy. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, thick and slick.

This beer is kind of messy, in my opinion. I've liked most, if not all of the stouts that I've had from Untitled Art (I've only had 4 including this one), but not this one. It's just overly sweet, simple as that.

Sep 14, 2020
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Furlinator from California

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky dark brown pour with a khaki head that quickly disappears completely. The smell is of ripe banana dipped in melted chocolate. The taste follows with creamy chocolate and ripe banana and a full texture. Silky smooth at 11 ABV. This is a unique and flavorful beer that will hit with people who appreciate banana flavor.

Sep 13, 2020
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

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

L: murky brown, thin tan head, some lacing
S: Puréed banana and some chocolate
T: Follows the nose, some roasty malts, sweet
F: I get more chocolate in the finish, nice mouthfeel
O: Good for a sipper, I’d recommend

Sep 12, 2020
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Manta200 from Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from Party Source. Can date 7/9/20 (13+ weeks old)
Amber brown color with no head to speak of.
Distinctive banana smell and flavor.
I would call this a dessert stout. Very enjoyable for the right occasion.

Sep 10, 2020
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BerryKumquat from California

4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: A light brown with a hint of yellow for the banana.
S: Dark chocolate.
T: A light bite into fudge with banana on the side. It's a very sweet and fitting beer for the type.
F: Sweets beer.
O: A great beer to explore the sweet side of alcohol.

Sep 05, 2020
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This solid ale pours a rich, muddled,
murky brown with a fizzling head of off white foam that sizzles to a
thin ring. Nose of dark chocolate, banana bread, subtle lemon zest
notes (???), and dark sweet malts with hints of coffee. Flavors expand
on the nose with dark chocolate and banana bread mingling with
touches of coffee and char over a layer of brulee. Faint
notes of dark rum and brown sugars also present themselves.
Nice mouth feel for such a beast; full slick body, faint carbonation, and a
rich, sweet, and full coating finish that shows decent
balance for such a beast.

Overall; another WOW brew from a great little
brewery.

Finish off the evening with friends with this one!
A solid desert brew!

Cheers

Aug 30, 2020
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mntlover from Tennessee

3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown color not black as I would of thought, guess the banana puree lightens the malt up some what? A dense darker tan thumb sized head falls with some ok lace for a big beer.

Aroma is chocolate and dry nestle quick kind of a semi sweet mixture, some over ripe mashed up bananas coated in caramel about round up the nose.

Taste is sweet lots of chocolate and banana puree, again with coco nibs but also the drier powdered like chocolate. Finish is lingering chocolate banana and caramel. Doesn't quite seem right to me or maybe I am expecting excellence as the other beers I have had from this brewery, this one just seems off and not as good as I thought it would be. Chocolate check, banana check just not feeling it I guess.

Mouthfeel is solid big with farily smooth carbonation.

Overall eh a little disappointed in this one.

Aug 04, 2020
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Continuing to blur the lines that separate beer from dessert, Untitled Art brewers turn to chocolate and banana when building their Imperial Stout, siding on the richer and maltier side of balance in such a way that would make Elvis proud.

Very dark brown, the Chocolate Banana Imperial Stout pours with nearly the viscosity of syrup. After crowning with a short but creamy froth, the decadence of caramel, coffee, banana and chocolate start to mesmerize the senses. Equally as rich, the taste starts off rich with caramel, toffee, chocolate and butter pecan in a lavishly malted taste.

The flavors double down as the ale washes the middle palate, bringing a near-cloying maltiness that's laced with those strong chocolate and banana additions. Without waving in its sweetness, the elements of coffee, cream and caramel come in a sweeter affogato character before a slight bitterness of candied walnut deliver a semblance of beery balance to the later portions in taste.

With a spice of kahlua and a silky smoothness of tiramisu, the beer's finish is long and lush while clinging to the tastebuds in a woven richness that suggests palate fatigue comes quickly. Full bodied, an unrelenting aftertaste is sweet while extending deep into the next sip.

Jul 30, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

1/5  rDev -75.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Can. Light tan head. No lace. Color is a murky dark brown. Looks like swamp water.

Artificial notes of banana and chocolate. Very fake and unnatural tasting. Is this even a stout? I don’t know why I keep buying untitled art. Their ‘stouts’ are syrupy messes that are no where near what a stout (or adjunct stout) should taste like. If you like fake sugar water with artificial flavors, this is for you.

Jul 28, 2020
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a strange whitish tint. Fine mocha head that dissipates rather quickly, no lacing but has leggings when swirled. Aroma is pretty much what you would expect from the name, chocolate and banana. Flavor follows the nose, and I almost feel like there is whipped cream on top. Feel is creamy and smooth. ABV totally hidden. Oh my. Overall a fabulous beer that I'm glad I got talked into buying.

Jul 26, 2020
Chocolate Banana Imperial Stout from Untitled Art
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 30 ratings