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:
761
Reviews:
120
Avg:
2.9
pDev:
26.9%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
112
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 761 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of Darkmagus82
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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Photo of Damian
3.39/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Drank from a 1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz./750 ml bottle
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my sister Vanessa for including this with my birthday gift.

Awesome graphics. Gotta love that bright pink bottle. As for the beer, it poured a dark brown, bordering on black. The liquid was topped by a near two-finger tall, tight, frothy, khaki colored crown. A substantial collar of sticky lacing coated the glass as the head receded.

The nose was straightforward yet really unique. Chocolate syrup notes dominated. Peanut butter was also quite noticeable. Good amount of roast. A dry, chalky yeast note was present as well. With time, the peanut butter faded.

Unlike the aroma, the flavor profile was quite rough around the edges. Intense roasty notes were apparent right off the bat. The beer came across as slightly acrid. There was a notable chocolate fudge presence. The finish contained lots of bitter, earthy hops, which seemed a bit distracting and out of place.

On the palate, the beer felt a bit thin. The liquid contained a light, bubbly, frothy effervescence. Not terrible, but this beer could have benefitted from a bigger body.

I really wanted to like this beer, but between the acrid roastiness and the intense hoppiness on the finish, it was a rather tough session. At its pricepoint, this should have been far better.

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4.5/5  rDev +55.2%

Photo of artemh
1.75/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of stephenjmoore
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of b1515152004
2/5  rDev -31%

Photo of Mybeercanbeatupyourbeer
4.45/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I enjoy this brew. I'm not one for the mixing in of fruits. I like my beers dark, thick and often roasted. But this is different and I like it. It starts with a sutle chocolate and ends with a bang of banana, and I light peanut butter flavor. I can actually smell it more than taste it.

I enjoy this very much and it one of my normal drinker.

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Photo of razorsdescent
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Zach122
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Cronkite11
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of zbodnar1
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Drknight
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of creepinjeeper
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of skaboom420
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of HeyYoMar
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of HookemHops13
1.75/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of bigfnjoe
2.35/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

why oh why oh why am i doing this to myself

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A- pours black with a two finger light tan head. Looks fine.

S- very weird aroma, with the chocolate and banana overpowering everything and almost smelling rancid.

T- the banana overwhelms everything. It tastes like a banana taffy of some sort. The peanut butter is really nonexistent, and the chocolate is almost an afterthought, coming in at the end

M- body is fine, on the thin side

O- I don't know what exactly they brewed with to get these flavors...but what the hell? If you stripped off the chocolate and peanut from the label, I wouldn't even know they were supposed to be represented. What a mess.

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Photo of creez
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Culture
2/5  rDev -31%

Photo of Spinderella
4.25/5  rDev +46.6%

Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale from Rogue Ales
2.9 out of 5 based on 761 ratings.
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