Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale - Rogue Ales
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2.38/5 rDev -14.7%
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?
04-27-2013 02:50:49 | More by tmichael
3.41/5 rDev +22.2%
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.
04-21-2013 04:21:48 | More by leaddog
3.39/5 rDev +21.5%
Wife brought this "pretty" pink bottle home. Uh-oh. Gotta get her on the price point thingy and I cringe at what "ugly" bottle she could have bought instead of this. Oh well. Checking it off...
I will say the bottles are pretty damn cool. Pours a dark, dark brown with a big beige foamy head. Starts out nicely. Impressive foamy staying power.
Getting nice banana whiffs right off the bat. Floral, sweet chocolate, roasted nuts, faint peanut butter and caramel.
The taste is a tad smokey with banana, bitter coffee, baker's chocolate, roasted malts and a peppery finish. Bland aftertaste. More spice in the aftertaste.
Slightly oily with good carbonation.
I'll say I liked the "other" pink version better, but overall this was not terrible. Gimmicky? Maybe. Awful? No. Obviously I knew what it was before I tried it and as a beer lover, enjoyed it for what it is. Not many others are attempting this (probably for a good reason) but I do applaud the effort of trying something out of the norm. Definitely enjoyed the experience and the thought-provoking it produced.
04-12-2013 02:01:19 | More by kaseydad
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
2.79/5 rDev 0%
A: Pours near black beneath a finger of dense, frothy, dark tan head. Dense and soft looking.
S: Reeks of dayquil or nightquil, big synthetic banana and ripe fruit, and maybe a bit of peanut oil. Light cocoa powder.
T: Tastes pretty gross. Sickly sweet, medicinal, faint chocolate, faint nut, bitter hop finish, licorice, bitter aftertaste.
M: Medium-full body, frothy soft carbonation, sweet, slick mouth.
O: Overall a strange one, would have been better without the banana but I know that's not the point. Prob love it or hate it, but I definitely didn't like it.
04-04-2013 23:05:35 | More by scottfrie
3.14/5 rDev +12.5%
A: Pours a dark brown color (almost like a porter, but lighter), with a two finger light mocha head that dissipates slowly into a rough, sea-foam like head and continues to collapse onto the beer.
S: Definitely picking up notes of chocolate and banana, but very faintly notes peanut butter, very hard to pick up on. Very interesting and good smelling nose, but different for a beer. Little else is discernible to me in the nose.
T: The flavors are for the most part, muted. The banana comes through towards the end, but it seems like there is so much going on that each flavor masks the others. Almost no peanut butter is detectable, with little to no chocolate as well. There is a slight earthy hop taste on the finish, but little else.
M: Definitely carbonated, almost a little too much carbonation, it tends to disguise the flavors, especially in a medium-light bodied beer such as this one. Slick on the tongue, almost watery.
O: Overall, a decent beer, interestingly flavored when the flavors can be picked out. I would stay away from this one again at the $16/bottle price point, too expensive for a not-particularly-memorable beer.
03-25-2013 23:08:06 | More by Daktyls
Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale from Rogue Ales
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