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

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Ratings: 714
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 27.96%
Wants: 38
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
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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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3.43/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle with no apparent bottled on date present. Looking forward to trying this new concoction from Rogue regardless whether it turns out to be disgusting or not. I tried the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale and thought it was bearable so we'll see what's up here.

Poured into a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale snifter, bottle shared with some friends.

A - Pours a light cherry dark brown cola colored body with some froth. No lacing. Giant three finger fluffy creamy khaki colored head that dies down somewhat fast.

S - Smell is of creamy melted chocolate, marshmallow fluff. Light tropical banana bread smells are definitely present. Works together well but the aromas don't seem to stick together very well. Has some creamy root beer float type qualities to it, which I have observed in other Rogue beers before.

T - Taste kind of falls short. Chocolate is definitely present but not overwhelming. Peanut butter not really noticeable. Thin bodied and I'm not getting much genuine banana from the taste either. Has some cola like qualities to it also.

M - Feel is a bit chalky and dry with some bitterness from the chocolate, which seems to be the main attraction here.

Overall, a strange beer from Rogue. On par with what I was expecting. Definitely more drinkable than the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale, and I would probably be interested in trying them both again, just for comparison.

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter, & Banana Ale---3.5/5

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

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2.28/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bonus points for a Pepto pink bottle. Clear, deep dark brown color. Swarthy tan head that settles into a thick blanket and coats my glass in a foamy netting.

Hooray for the power of suggestion! Probably partially due to the label saying banana chocolate peanut butter and probably partially due to a boatload of extracts this beer does kinda taste like chocolate peanut butter banana. Mostly chocolate and banana though.

Taste very extract-y. For instance the banana tastes like banana runts more than actual banana. There's a horrendous antiseptic and bug spray combo in back that is unbearable.


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3.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle split and poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark brown appearing black in the glass with a 2 finger light khaki head. Some large bubbles break up the head as it slowly dissipates. Leaves a few spots of lacing.

S: Initial smell from opening the bottle was a chocolate frosting aroma. Banana definitely comes through when its poured into a glass. Certainly accomplishes what it sets out to.

T: Actually it really is what you would expect from a beer of this name. I get the banana and chocolate as though as very strong in the flavor but not too much peanut butter. Nice blend, a bit on the sweet side but so are doughnuts. Mostly a chalky chocolate flavor.

M: Medium body with a nice creaminess to it which I credit to the peanut butter. Average carbonation. Finish isnt too sticky for the sweetness.

Overall I dont understand all the hate for the Voodoo Doughnut series. Both have been accurate to their names and a new beer experience. Worth a shot as long as the price isnt outrageous.

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Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.