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Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale - Rogue Ales

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Reviews: 117
Hads: 751
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 23.05%
Wants: 49
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 12-03-2012

Rogue Ales has again collided with Voodoo Doughnut to create Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale! This unique artisan creation contains a baker's dozen ingredients including chocolate, banana and peanut butter to match Voodoo’s "Memphis Mafia" doughnut- a nod to Elvis' entourage
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Reviews: 117 | Hads: 751
Photo of olfolxholme
2.33/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

22 oz bottle into a 10 Barrel tulip pint

A - Looks great. Totally opaque dark dark brown with a dark ruby glow. Good head retention, good lacing. This is the best part of the beer.

S - Unnatural mix of chemical aromas mask some roasted malt character.

T - Nearly unpalatable. Extreme bitterness. More chemical flavors.

M - A little watery, but overall even mouthfeel.

O - I can't see this beer appealing to anyone. The previous Voodoo Doughnut beer was too smoky for me, but I could see how it would be delicious to the right person and/or with the right meal. This one... I don't get it. If you are really curious about this beer... hey, I spent $15 on it, so I won't judge you for doing the same... but have a backup beer ready to go...

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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A bomber of Voodoo Donut Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana ale, served in a pink painted bomber from Rogue. Pours a rich Carmel brown with a creamy head; the nose left a bit to be desired as all I was able to detect was a light scent of cocoa, peanuts, and roasted grain. The most unfortunate aspect of this brew was the taste. Bitter, dry, with the acidic sour taste that you find in burnt coffee, this beer embodies none of the elements that you find in a tasty brown ale. I appreciate this offering as a bold and even risky gamble, but there needs to have been a head at Rogue who spoke up and called this formula for what it was and continues to be: a disappointment. (674 characters)

Photo of SHODriver
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pourd into a pint glass to a deep brown with minimal light transmission and a two finger bone colored head. slow to fade and decent lacing
S: I get a lot of nuttyness in the aroma with a bit of chocolate and a hint of banana
T: taste is chocolate, peanut butter, a bit of banana plus a little bit of bready malt. slightly smoky too. swallow brings more nuttyness, and chocolate with a bit more smoke.
M: medium in the mouth with soft carbonation. slightly creamy texture and a refreshing finish
O: better than the maple bacon doughnut version but not an outstanding beer. I'd say it's pretty average. I applaud them for daring to be different but they need to make a better product. (685 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
2.62/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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. (632 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
2.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A - Dark cola body. Light khaki, mixed bubble head. Nice retention and lace.

S - Banana runts and bazooka bubble gum. Delicious, but artificial. Not much chocolate or peanut butter in the nose for me.

T - Overloaded with bubble gum, and it wreaks havoc on the profile. Almost has an acrylic / plastic center. Edge of chocolate and peanut butter on the backend, but you really have to dig for it.

M - Light body.

O - I loved the first Voodoo doughnut brew, and I thought the concept for this one was interesting, but it just fell flat on its face. I'm not sure if they used an extract or tried to add something artificial for the banana flavor, but whatever it was it went completely haywire. (696 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.15/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a deep amber to brown in color with a tan head. In the aroma, sugary banana with faint notes of peanut butter and chocolate. In the taste, dry banana and underlying flavors of peanut butter and chocolate in the end. A small bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry banana skin and small peanut butter flavor in the aftertaste. Big banana all the way through, notes of chocolate and peanut butter, and a bit bit sticky. (429 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.41/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber to pint glass. Pours dark brown with a coating bunch of suds that are beige in color. Mottled with sparse floaties, looking down on the breached surface. Lacing like hell. Looks pretty nice. I must commend.

Okay, the nose is a little muted, but here goes. Nutty chocolate, English-style malts, perhaps a tinge of peanut, creamy tang, earthy pseudo-hop, and a touch of artificial banana (like Laffy Taffy, but very distant). Smells like an opened pouch of Peanut M&Ms.

Stingy malts are English in character, but offer little in complexity. Some very tangy notes, coupled with bitterness, imply nutty notes of blanched peanuts, cola, more of that very artificial banana, staunch hop bitterness, earthy tones, and more nutty chocolate. Not that it's metallic, but there's a tinny flavor in the thinness of the malts and the use of extracts. Tastes a little homebrew-ish. This one didn't come to fruition the way Maple Bacon did. My friend at work was right, it's a little like a beer milkshake in flavor, and in feel. Surprisingly, I'd add that it's not as sweet as I'd want it to be. Not sticky at all, to note. Has some creaminess. Finish is marked by a minty carryover. Hops preserve its beeriness. Medium carbonation sustains. Light and drinkable. Just another ale, I'd say.

I'll take a Maple Bacon over this adventure any day and twice on Sunday. Time to move on. (1,380 characters)

Photo of djaeon
4.19/5  rDev +42%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark brown, almost black, with little head an little retention. Still has decent lacing. Peanut butter & chocolate are evident in the nose, but I'm not picking up any banana. Follows through in taste. Goes down super sooth. No aftertaste. A solid stout. Not as sweet as the bacon maple edition. I like both, but I think the bacon maple version is superior. (367 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
3.63/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy tan-khaki head. Fades normal.

S - Milk chocolate malts, cocoa, peanut butter, some caramel malts.

T - Milk chocolate and caramel malts, cocoa, peanut butter, banana, a hint of roasted coffee.

M - Medium-plus bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit thick with a sweet finish.

D - Interesting mix of flavors. Not quite balanced, but somewhat enjoyable. (406 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.78/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

"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.

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Photo of EMFC
1.84/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Like others have said this was a major disappointment. I was really looking forward to this one and couldn't get down a glass of this stuff. Looks amazing and had my hopes up immediately, the smell was different, but then the taste was... awful. The taste was very artificial and for $13 a bottle I was expecting so much more. (326 characters)

Photo of EnderUSAF
4.9/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I guess to each their own. I really loved this beer. It poured nice and dark like a stout with a nice latte like creamy brown head. The taste was quite different but very good. It kind of reminded me of when I make myself peanut butter banana protein shakes with chocolate protein powder. Overall I'd drink it again. I only docked half a point off the overall due to the price of this beer. 15 bucks for one bomber just seems a bit steep to me. (444 characters)

Photo of DonDirkA
3.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Its good but not great. I don't feel like typing a full on review, but it was pretty chocolatey, slightly banana-y and basically no PB at all. It was pretty average. Much better than Maple Bacon, but nothing special (and nothing worth $15) but still pretty good. (262 characters)

Photo of ifnkovhg
1.95/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Boy, did I not like this beer. The appearance was promising -- dark brow ale with a nice, rocky head. Then I smelled it. Ugh. It smelled of artificial butter and what some scientist in a lab thinks ripe bananas smell like. There was also this underlying perfume-like quality. Not pleasant.

The taste was less objectionable, but still not good. There was some chocolate in there fighting with the hops. Some banana syrup. Not a trace of peanut butter as far as I could tell. The whole thing was just a muddy, garbled mess. The beer's carbonation was quite prickly, which made sorting out the beer's flavors difficult.

I expected that, if this beer were to miss, it would be on the cloyingly sweet side, but that wasn't it. This beer was just a potpourri of mismatched ingredients, in my opinion. And the $13 price tag? I'm kicking myself. I drank about 1/2 a pint before pouring the rest. (889 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
2.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark black with cola brown edging. The head is a coca powder in color, 3 fingers thick and with good retention. Good lacing with nice stick.

Smell - The aroma is fairly odd - the predominant smell is more butter-like than peanut butter, while the banana and chocolate characters are only subtle.

Taste - Follows the nose. Dominant butter flavor to start, while everything this beer promotes gets lost a bit in the shuffle. The chocolate comes through blackened with strong, unsweetened bitterness. The banana is subtle and comes across as bland and somewhat artificial. Hints of peanut butter peak through in the finish, but it's so faint it gets lost behind the bitterness. Sweetens slightly as it approaches room temperature.

Mouthfeel - Light in body, with carbonation that's fizzy and underwhelming. Almost flat.

Overall - I've gotta say, I've had dozens and dozens of Rogue brews over the 9 years I've been drinking craft beer, and in that time there's only been 2 I've genuinely disliked. This one makes a third. While not as bad as the other two, this is a beer I'd care to never have again. I really liked the Rogue Voodoo Maple Bacon; the flavors were cohesive and felt genuine. This one comes across as too bitter and the flavors too muddled. I fear they bit off more than they could chew with this one.

On a plus note, the empty bottle smelled fantastic the next day. (1,411 characters)

Photo of slm100
2.3/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

What can I say. I was so excited to try this one after the Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon was such a disappointment. My excitement was short lived after the initial smell.

Smells like boozy bananas - which was actually quite nice. If only it tasted like the delicious smell.

It was heavy and with a bitter aftertaste. No notes of peanut butter or banana and only a slight taste of chocolate.

Suffice to say this is the 2nd 'Doughnut' I have tried and will not be trying another Rogue product.

Definitely a 'Doughnut'!

On a good note...I loved the bottle! (557 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (586 characters)

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Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale from Rogue Ales
70 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.