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

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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 27.6%
Wants: 36
Gots: 63 | 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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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
Photo of bigbeers84
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
Photo of kkmiller76
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

kkmiller76, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
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
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
2/5  rDev -28.3%

TrickkyGangsta, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of im4beer
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

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

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

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

CreightonSM, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of NMG318
2/5  rDev -28.3%

NMG318, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of kaseydad
3.39/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

kaseydad, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of maltlegman
1/5  rDev -64.2%

maltlegman, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.35/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

biboergosum, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of abex44
4/5  rDev +43.4%

abex44, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of Dburke
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Dburke, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Kcman91
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Kcman91, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of vobr0002
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

vobr0002, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
2.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

scottfrie, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

schnarr84, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of tubeyes
4/5  rDev +43.4%

tubeyes, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

RedneckBeerz, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Thedrizzle
3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

Thedrizzle, Mar 28, 2013
Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.