Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.18/5 rDev +14%
Thanks to erichxedge for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.
Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, banana, and a slight nutty aroma. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that sounds good but is not executed very well with a flavor that is very mild and muted.
12-03-2012 23:23:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.85/5 rDev +2.2%
A: The beer is very dark brownish red in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a thin beige head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of artificial banana flavors are present in the nose. Hints of chocolate extract also become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has a little more chocolately flavors. It's kind of like if you put banana and chocolate hard candies in you mouth without the associated sweetness. Faint hints of bitterness are present. I couldn't pick up any of the peanut butter.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and somewhat thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems like it could use a heavier body because the banana and chocolate flavors don't seem integrated with the rest of the beer and just tastes like a light beer with some syrup flavorings added in at the end.
04-29-2013 01:12:14 | More by metter98
1.7/5 rDev -39.1%
Bottle: Poured a deep dark color ale with a small dark brown foamy head with almost no retention. Aroma of light peanut butter notes with some fake banana syrup notes is not the most pleasant. Taste is also dominated by gross banana notes with light peanut butter notes with quite a bit of residual sugars. Body is light with light carbonation. Too much banana notes for its own good and also too sweet for my own taste buds.
11-05-2013 21:24:50 | More by Phyl21ca
3.58/5 rDev +28.3%
Let the grab-bag of flavors commence! This time, the Rogue brewers live up to their name as they team up with Voodoo Doughnut for an ale that can only be described as "crazy" (unless you're Elvis) with the taste of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate- yea, we're still talking about beer, I think.
Its hazy brown body certainly fits the chocolaty tone, even as the arid head billows mildly up the glass. Light in its retention, its evident that the oils from chocolate and peanut butter has impeded its head structure. Light lacing ensues in the beer's wake.
Dominated by the character of chocolate, the taste of Belgian bitter-sweet chocolate truffles command attention with only an insinuation of banana and peanut butter lurking behind. The subtle backbone of roasted barley offers a mild nutty and coffee tone also to permeate in the ales middle palate. An inquisitve finish of hops and dry malt taste starts to favor a more "beer-like" tone as the palate meanders away from the chocolaty overtone.
Surprisingly, the ale is only medium weighted- causing the beer to seem somewhat flimsy particulary in its finish. Its body quivers into a watery and grainy bit late trying to capture some semblance of beer and exposes a grain-derived astringency and an ill-hopped bite that leaves the palate unsettled and unsure.
Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate Banana & Peanut Butter ale rests on the taste buds in identical fashion of Tootsie Roll candies (wax wrapping and all)! As fascinating and fun as the beer it- it sorely suffers from trying to resemble beer. It tries to be hopped, it tries to be dry in finish, it tries to be drinkable. Rogue would be better of getting out of the beer's way and letting the rich textures and overwhelming flavor additions shine.
06-04-2013 17:02:19 | More by BEERchitect
2.51/5 rDev -10%
Served in a moustachioed shaker pint glass.
How the hell could I resist? This stuff pours a brackish black-brown topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises chocolate-covered bananas. Straight up. Good times. The taste, though, leads with a strong sense of rubbery vinyl, tempered only by a wave of bitter chocolate-ish-ness. Wow. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, just like the first Voodoo Doughnut brew, things smell pretty tasty, but they end up tasting sub-par. In this case, though, things went further downhill than before. Still worth the shot, though.
02-04-2013 20:23:38 | More by TMoney2591
3.35/5 rDev +20.1%
650ml pink-shellacked bottle, same as the Maple Bacon ale, but now made instead with chocolate, peanut, and banana extracts. Don't quite know where that exclamation mark on BA is coming from, as it doesn't appear on the label. Anyways, I sure hope this doesn't send me to the toilet, where I might expire (it is definitely not too soon).
This beer pours a very dark chestnut brown hue, with cherry cola highlights, and a voluminous amount of puffy, cushioned foamy beige head, which leaves some decent rime lace around the glass as it gently sinks away.
It smells of banana puree, pasty mixed nuts - peanuts in the minority, bittersweet cocoa, somewhat sour fruity caramel malt, a medicinal cough syrup astringency, and mild leafy, earthy hops. The taste is roasted caramel malt, veritable dark chocolate, candied banana throat lozenges (if that's a thing), natural vanilla, a filmy nuttiness still bereft of peanuts and their butter format, more sour dark fruit, and musty, earthy hops.
The carbonation is below average in strength, and mostly just supportive, the body an adequate medium weight, with hints of Dairy Queen sundae creaminess in its generally decent smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the chocolate, vanilla, and weirdly boozy banana giving off a dry Banana Foster dessert vibe, with an even stranger lingering medicinal note.
I had a peanut butter sandwich for lunch today, so I'm recently versed in that particular flavour, and buster (heh), it ain't here. However, the banana and chocolate do well enough to represent, but the overall effect is too busy, too scattered, and too askew to take as anything more than a novelty. Like the previous Voodoo Doughnut incarnation, I'm likely above average in my rating, but that's mostly because I don't think this, as strange as it is, warrants rubbing elbows with the true 'poor' beers out there.
04-10-2013 03:38:23 | More by biboergosum
3.55/5 rDev +27.2%
Pours mahogany with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Nice lacing & okay head retention
S: Bananas & chocolate
T: Cocoa, faint smokeyness & banana up front. Richer chocolate. some banana & not getting any peanut butter as this warms. Finishes with chocolate, a touch of banana & charred grain
MF: Thinnish, vigirous carbonation
Not all I hoped, but not bad,, worth a try, needed at least 2% abv above what this is
07-20-2013 01:57:36 | More by russpowell
2.86/5 rDev +2.5%
i appreciate the innovation and the idea, and the other two of these have been downright delicious and well done, but this one is a bit of a miss. some age on the bottle, so maybe my banana has faded, but i didnt taste it at all. worse, i didnt get any peanut butter, maybe a slight generic nuttiness, but nothing but a greasy texture and some sweet malt on this for me. chocolate yes, its all in the nose and finish, but the sweet grain makes it tough to appreciate all the way. i get no banana whatsoever, not even from the yeast, which may have been the best way to get those esters in here. worse yet, its alcoholic and not even that strong, it stings and it stinks, i just dont care for it. as it finishes i get a little more of the peanut butter, but its not really compatible like it is in other beers that have come around. its contrived, not real genuine, and just a sloppy mess of flavors that never gel. it may have been better when it first came out, but its well past being reasonable. i will likely keep buying these beers, only out of curiosity, but this is the worst of the three by far.
06-27-2014 17:08:45 | More by StonedTrippin
2.8/5 rDev +0.4%
"Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banane Ale." Acquired at an L.A. beer store for $12.99. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz pink painted brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles California. Reveiwed live. Expectations are average.
Served straight from the fridge. Side poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
Paired intermittently with salted pretzels.
A: Pours a two finger dark khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention. Lacing is thin and somewhat pathetic. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. A typical appearance for a porter, but I'm unsure what to make of it given its current style designation. Nontransparent; opaque.
Sm: Sweet malts, banana, peanut butter, caramel, and some cream. A moderate strength aroma.
T: Chocolate, peanut butter, hints of artificial banana. Caramel, fairly dark malts. Cream. No yeast or alcohol comes through. A bit imbalanced, but generally enjoyable. Messy and sugary, to be sure. Malts are strange. Minimal hop character.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Good thickness. Decent palate presence. Suits the flavour profile in a general sense, but doesn't feel tailored to it.
Dr: Drinkable but mediocre. A poor offering from rogue; it just doesn't deliver on its premise. It's maybe better than the maple bacon, but it's still artificial and obnoxiously built. I wouldn't get it again. Quite pricey. I like it generally, but its flaws are hard to get past. Not recommended.
01-07-2013 04:43:09 | More by kojevergas
3.01/5 rDev +7.9%
A high school classmate and contemporary drinking buddy, Mike, came over last night and we laid waste to a bunch of bombers. Bombers are a real sticking point in my backlog as I do not like to drink them by myself. I could, but I like when others help me to do so. This one came from The Fridge and went into my fridge.
From the bottle: "Dedicated to Tres & Cat Daddy, the rogues of Voodoo Doughnuts."
I popped off the "oxygen-fixing" cap and gave each of us a generous pour. Following the pseudo-cascade, I had a finger of light-tan head with decent retention. Color was a solid dark-brown (SRM = 44), although they identified it as 75 Lovibond. I have a handle on SRM, so I am not going to try to learn Lovibond unless I have to. Nose definitely gave off banana esters, but accompanied by a maple syrup and an odd fried-doughnut quality. I was now gearing up for unrelenting sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was sweet, all right, but chocolate and banana were about it. Finish was likewise sweet and the peanut butter made a brief appearance at the end, but it might as well have had an asterisk next to it on the label for as much as it mattered. A definite novelty.
07-18-2014 18:05:29 | More by woodychandler
Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale from Rogue Ales
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