Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale - Rogue Ales
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2.73/5 rDev -2.2%
For beer lovers in the southeast: skip this release.
While appearance is good with an appropriate head, the peanut butter notes didn't carry through as expected. Synthetic banana dominates aroma and chocolate, albeit real chocolate, lingers on the after taste with a split second of peanut.
At $14 per bottle this one might be worth a pass in my book, Rouge has much better selection available year-round.
03-22-2013 04:10:14 | More by cmak316
3.15/5 rDev +12.9%
A - This Voodoo Installment had my excitement peaking. The pour was dark brown with a big tan, rocky, frothy head.
S - The banana and the chocolate are up front and easy to detect. The banana seems a little chemical, but the chocolate combos nicely and makes a great aroma. The peanut butter is absent from the aroma.
T - The chemical banana source created an unpleasant medicinal taste, and the chocolate seems like it wasnt from a malt source. It tasted more like that waxy chocolate from dollar store advent calendars. The peanut butter appears, but isn't a savior.
M&D&O - overall the beer is NOT bad. It just seems a little chemically, which detracts from the beer for me. My friends both enjoyed it. I was a little disappointed, but not heartbroked. I did like Maple Bacon better. Excited for the next voodoo.
03-19-2013 14:31:21 | More by sinstaineddemon
2.38/5 rDev -14.7%
A - pours a big rocky beige head and a deep dark brown color.
S - sweet chocolate and a faint smell of bananas. Smells like samuel smith's organic chocolate stout, but less candy-like. I'm a little disappointed the peanut butter and bananas weren't as noticeable on the nose as the chocolate.
T - roasted malts and sweet chocolate with cocoa is the first thing I notice, followed by an aftertaste of bananas, but so very faint. The peanut butter is totally absent in what I could taste, totally hidden behind chocolate and coffee notes.
M - bitter and watery. The carbonation and bitterness are a little overwhelming for me, and the aftertaste on the back of the tongue is that of drinking a burnt cheap coffee.
Overall, disappointed the flavours were so synthetic and hidden. It feels like I'm tasting a cheap brown ale with a strong hoppy bitterness. I was expecting an "Elvis' favourite sandwich" beer and got a weak watery brew instead, so no, I would not have it again nor recommend it; I just hope Rogue makes better novelty beers in the future.
03-19-2013 02:57:02 | More by Pexkool
2.73/5 rDev -2.2%
The beer pours like dark chocolate milk, or dark roast coffee. The beer pours with a massive sandy head on top. The bubbles are creamy on the surface, but quite rocky beneath, leaving a sticky thick ring of lacing and lots of webs running down from that. The beer’s body is too dark to penetrate with the eye. On the nose, this beer smells like plastic banana chocolate. There are touches of chemical green apple in the nose as well. Really, this beer smells fake and chemically. The chocolate does lay a nice layer beneath the rest of the smells, and is thick and rich, but the other smells are really quite gross. On the tongue, this beer tastes watery with definite plastic notes. Sweet and bitter. The flavor begins as sweet chemicals, moving into a thick chocolate flavor briefly before washing into a watery taste that mixes bananas and chemical flavors in a slurry. A slight cocoa chocolate flavor brushes through the finish, but is not very long lasting. For part of this taste, the beer is pleasant, and then it gets really gross, and then it’s okay and then its gross again. This is certainly a weird beer, but overall I think it’s gross. It’s worth a try, but you should split this thing among a large group. In the mouth, this beer feels thin to medium in body with a light touch of dry roast. The beer leaves the mouth with a lot of astringent chemicals on the sides and back of the throat. Overall, this beer is weird, just like it promised to be. I really am not a fan of it, especially the chemical flavors that I get from it, but there are some strangely redeeming flavors present in this beer, and they make me keep sipping. This beer tastes horrible, but it isn’t a drain pour.
03-15-2013 02:27:11 | More by Maxwell
3.84/5 rDev +37.6%
No freshness dating known.
A= Pours a nice dark black color with a tan two fingers of bubbly head that holds decent retention and lacing.
S= The smell is heavy chocolate with a more subtle banana note. The peanut butter is subtle if not nonexistant in my bottle for the nose. Other than those major points the beer beneath smells like a typical brown ale.
T= The taste is again heavy on the chocolate with a touch of peanut butter to it. The banana is more subtle in the taste but does come through perfecting the trifecta. The brown ale I got from the nose is missing among the powerful chocolate flavor and after the swallow there is a nice unison of all of the flavors.
M= This is a solid mouth for a beer that has peanut butter in the ingridient list. Granted it is peanut butter extract.
O= I don't know why people hate these beers. I think it's just fun to hate Rogue because they trick people into buying their beers by making new names for them. That and their yeast is a little sketchy for me. But these beers are fun. They collaborate with a famous local doughnut shop and make some beers that I would never have thought possible. Yeah it may not be a everyday drinker or maybe even a repurchase but they are fun beers. I like them and this is no exception.
03-15-2013 00:25:54 | More by jjanega08
2.15/5 rDev -22.9%
Ok, never having the maple bacon one, ill admit i was interested. With this being a bannanna, chocolate, pnut butter, i HAD to give it a shot.
A--brown almost black, good head, great lacing.
S--Smell was overpowering chocolate to me, a bit of nana, little or no pnut butter. something in the backround smell was just...off. Not super off putting and the smell of the nana n choc were enough to give it a decent nose.
T--while its not awful and i definitely get chocolate, and super light almost no nana and pnut, theres another lingering taste that just makes me want to lick a towel. And the chocolate up front is ok but the aftertaste of chocolate is like its been melted and refrozen a few times.
M--almost none. carb makes the mouth weird.
O--not a drainpour but definitely not a re buy. Glad to have tried it though, since, as like po k mon, you gotta have em all!
03-14-2013 03:31:46 | More by blatherbeard
1.59/5 rDev -43%
This beer is awful. I'm sad I pissed away $15 to try this, and I'm going to pour most of it out.
Nice enough appearance- black with thin off white head that doesn't lace the glass.
Saccharine sweet smell and taste. Something chemical like is present. Sickly sweet taste with nothing working together. The flavors don't stand out and feel like they are fighting with some industrial strength artificial sweetener.
I'll steer far clear of this pink bottle of sadness and regret in the future.
03-06-2013 22:20:29 | More by gotbeer
Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale from Rogue Ales
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