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

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Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter AleVoodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale

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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 27.6%
Wants: 34
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 12-03-2012)
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

caverog, May 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

ajtorres311, May 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

videofrog, May 10, 2013
Photo of gio540
1/5  rDev -64.2%

gio540, May 07, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.8/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, ruby highlighted brown coloring with a dense, frothy, light tan head that starts around an inch, but settles in to a thin quarter inch layering. Aromas of chocolate syrup, both rich and sugary, with subtle banana notes and a hint of peanut butter. The chocolate really takes over the nose. Banana flavors are almost candy-like, with a weak chocolate syrup character and only hints of peanut butter here and there. Very awkward on the palate, and the flavors overpower the watery thin body. The aftertaste is candy-sweet once again, and the cloying sweetness lingers through past the quick, watery finish. This beer was a neat idea, but it really is all over the place.

GarthDanielson, May 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

ambalam, May 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

BGsWo22, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

mccallisters_dali, May 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Andragos, May 04, 2013
Photo of jimm5626
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

jimm5626, May 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

acurtis, May 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

djrn2, May 03, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to jtd1969 for opening this one up to share

A - black with a thick, dense, brown head that has great retention

S - fried banana chips and sugar

T - banana chips, peanut butter and jelly, nutty, creamy, chocolate ice cream

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is an interesting concept, but it'd didn't translate well. The banana was overpowering and seemed artificial. The peanut butter was present but underwhelming. The most interesting flavor was the chocolate which tasted like an odd type of chocolate ice cream. Overall, I'll give it points for uniqueness, but this was not pleasing at all. The flavors didn't mesh. It was like drinking an over-ripened banana split with weird ice cream. I'll pass in the future.

tdm168, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of metter98
2.85/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

metter98, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
2.85/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a clear yet opaque very dark amber in color (approaching jet black) with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall beige head that reduces to an extremely thin film covering about 70% of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass that is made up of some larger bubbles. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The strongest element in the smell of this beer is that of artificial banana - it totally reminds me of the banana Now & Later candies of my childhood which I never enjoyed. As the beer warms there is a very light hint of chocolate in the smell.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of chemicals with some moderarte amounts of artificial banana and bittersweet chocolate. It finishes with a flavor that is not dissimilar to that of bazooka bubble gum. Overall the flavors of this beer are just too artificial. I do not get any notes of peanut butter at all which I found disappointing. It is not sweet though.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with slightly less than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: I probably would not recommend this beer to anyone (and I did not hate the Voodoo Maple Bacon beer) because the smell and flavors are just too artificial. Not easy to drink and not very enjoyable - I would recommend avoiding it.

dbrauneis, Apr 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

bigbeers84, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of tmichael
2.38/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a medium-to-dark brown. Ridiculous frothy head which doesn't ever seem to completely dissipate.

Smell: Sour, almost spoiled banana smell. Hints of chocolate.

Taste: Most prominent flavor is the banana. Overall bland and at the same time sickeningly sweet. I'm getting no peanut butter and only a little of the chocolaty flavor in the aftertaste. Overall, a bit sour and thoroughly disappointing. The concept was there, but this beer doesn't deliver.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation; thin and oily.

Overall: I couldn't recommend it. I wanted to like this beer, but it wasn't well-executed at all. Needed to be darker, maltier, and more chocolaty. And where was the peanut butter?

tmichael, Apr 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

kkmiller76, Apr 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Haybeerman, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of leaddog
3.41/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown with two fingers of creamy beige head.

Smell - Chocolate, banana, hint of peanut butter.

Taste - Chocolate followed up with banana and a bit of peanut butter flavour. Earthy hops at the end. Not sure if the flavours are mingling well together. Flavours come off as being artificial.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - Another creative entry for the adventurous palate by Rogue. Not as good as the last Voodoo brew, but it's not bad. I find the flavours are off balance - a lot of chocolate, some banana, and a hint of PB. Worth a try for novelty purposes.

leaddog, Apr 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

TrickkyGangsta, Apr 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

im4beer, Apr 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

TaylorJones, Apr 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

bluerabbit, Apr 14, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

CreightonSM, Apr 14, 2013
Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.