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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

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

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 12-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
760
Reviews:
120
Avg:
2.9
pDev:
26.9%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
112
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +37.9%

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Photo of Jacobob10
2.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Split a bomber with a friend who had picked this up from the Rogue Public House in San Francisco.

Dark brown - almost cola - in color. Sparse head that sits like a film on top of the beer. Aroma is not very inviting. The combo of chocolate, banana, and peanut butter sounds good on paper, but becomes a garbled mess. Throw in some licorice to boot and I am suddenly not interested at all. Very thin textured and not enough carbonation which ruins the mouthfeel for me. Metallic finish. This beer could probably benefit from a bigger malt profile.

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3.09/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours from the bright pink bottle pretty much black, with a fair head of off-white carbonation. Lace is big and loopy.

Nose is very unusual -- I get peanut butter predominantly, which I love outside of beer, so my curiousity here is only piqued further.

Taste is, umm, weird. I get more of the peanut butter, some banana, and only a hint of the chocolate. An interesting novelty taste -- not altogether offensive or unfaithful to the premise, but certainly not a beer with lasting value or drinkability.

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2.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

22oz Pinkerton with my FW snifter glass...yes I did
Notes taken from 10/05/13

This has been sitting in my fridge since last Christmas…I figure it is probably not getting any better right?

A: Dark chocolate brown colored ale. Completely opaque with a nice two fingers worth of craggy khaki stuff on top. Large format bubbles pop and fizz out much of the retention efforts. Some light dots of stick adorn the glass on the way down.

S: Smells of milk chocolate powder mixed up with some banana candies and a light smudging of peanut butter. There is some malty sweetness coming through as well. Nothing terribly obtrusive here. For all intended purposes they kind of got the profile down in the aroma.

T: Chalky cocoa powder with melted candy and artificial flavoring. Tastes like Tootsie Roll for the most part. Grapey almost...then the burnt plastic and harsh ashtray like char sets in. The PB and banana are completely lost. Moderate bitterness and no alcohol flavor detectable. Pretty gawd awful stuff. Nailed it on the plastic candy ashtray though.

M: A bit thin and watery, especially to hold up such a flavor profile. There is a decent creamy consistency with a light bitterness and touch of drying on the finish.

D: I drank the entire thing with no ill side effects reported. But that’s enough to last me a life time. The aroma deceives.

Worst tasting beer I have has in quite some time. Not putrid or vile enough to drain pour but it sure tries hard. Kind of makes you wonder if they are even tasting this stuff before going public.

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4.14/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep-deep cola brown color with a one finger tan colored head composed of tons of fizzy bubbles. The head fades rather rapidly leaving some foamy lace on the sides of the glass and islands of foam on the top of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is huge of a sweet, somewhat artificial banana smell. The banana reminds me of the scent of banana runts, and before tasting made me think I was going to be having a sweet candy like brew. Complementing the banana nicely is a peanut butter smell which mixed with a doughy smell to produce a somewhat peanut butter banana sandwich aroma. Along with these aromas are some other lighter smells of a cocoa nature as well as some sugary toffee smells and a little bit of coffee. Actually, even though the banana was somewhat artificial in nature, the aroma was very appealing overall.

Taste – While the taste was relatively sweet, it was not nearly as I would have anticipated from the noise and was actually more roasty tasting then what anticipated. The taste begins with a brown sugar and toffee flavor mixed with a nice lighter banana and cocoa flavor. Along with these flavors there was also a sweet doughy taste which creates a nice base for the flavors of the brew. As the taste moves on, the banana get more pronounced and takes on a somewhat banana runt like flavor as would be anticipated from the nose. More toward the end, some peanut flavors come to the tongue, nicely complimenting the cocoa and banana flavors of the brew. With the increase in the drier cocoa flavors as well as the peanut butter flavor and a newly encountered coffee flavor that comes to the tongue at the end, a moderately sweet (but not too sweet) roasted coffee and cocoa peanut butter runt like banana doughnut flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The higher carbonation was rather nice for the sweeter and banana flavors of the brew, but a bit more body may have given it a nice thicker and chewier feel, nicely accentuating the roasted and
“doughnut” like characteristics of the brew.

Overall – This was really quite an enjoyable novelty brew. While somewhat artificial in banana, it had a nice candy like smell and flavor that melded well with the darker and roasted doughnut like characteristics of the brew. While I was not a fan of the Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon ale, the Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate banana and peanut butter ale is delicious and even although it is rather overpriced it is one you should likely try at least once.

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Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale from Rogue Ales
2.9 out of 5 based on 760 ratings.
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