Rogue Voodoo Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ale

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JohnMaier, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. JohnMaier

    JohnMaier Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2011 Oregon

    Yes, it’s true, I have created another beer with Tres and Cat Daddy over at Voodoo Doughnuts. This beer, Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Ale, is another “Collision of Crazies” that is inspired by Voodoo’s famous Memphis Mafia doughnut. The Memphis Mafia doughnut is made with fried dough, filled with banana chunks, and topped with chocolate frosting, peanut butter, peanuts, and chocolate chips and I designed the beer to taste as much like the doughnut as possible! The Memphis Mafia name is a tribute to Elvis Presley’s entourage - how cool is that??!!! Enjoy the beer.

    Prost, John Maier
    Celebrating 25 years in the Rogue Brewhouse (1987-2012)
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  2. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,633) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    Thanks for posting, John. Looking forward to trying it.

    Oh, and please bring this and other collisions of craziness to Extreme Beer Fest in Boston this Feb.

  3. jlt6116

    jlt6116 Initiate (63) Oct 13, 2009 California

    I'm looking forward to getting my order!!!
  4. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Initiate (0) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I want this beer, in my mouth, right now.
  5. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2011 Florida

    John Maier is pretty brave for posting on beeradvocate amidst all these haters.
  6. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    I am one of the few people who is super excited to try this. People hate because of the Bacon Maple, but I didn't think it was bad. Too smokey for me, but not bad. I can't wait to try this one.
  7. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio

    I'm down to try this one! People like banana bread beer and people like chocolate stouts, why not marry the two and throw in some peanut butter too.
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  8. beerloserLI

    beerloserLI Meyvn (1,006) Apr 2, 2011 New York

    Maple bacon ale is a pretty rough brew dude. The concept and orginality are cool and interesting but in the end you still need to deliver a good quality beer. Bacon is a hard taste because the main flavor is the fat. Hard to get that into a beer.

    I'm sure I'll try this new one but I can't say my optimism for it's outcome is all that high.
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  9. Kenye

    Kenye Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2012 Oklahoma

    Put this one in a bright pink bottle so I see it right next to the Maple Bacon still sitting on shelves 5 years from when they were brewed!
  10. gtermi

    gtermi Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    I want this beer so bad. It just sounds so good to me.
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  11. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 Canada (BC)

    to all the haters, lets see you do better. :wink:
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  12. LilBilly666

    LilBilly666 Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2012 Georgia

    Make sure some gets to Georgia!
  13. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (114) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Considering the last Voodoo Donut beer was a common favorite in the thread titled "beers you'll never drink again", I give John major props for posting this in here amongst all of the hooligans.
    I will probably give this one a try. I think this flavor profile, although it sounds crazy, is much easier to achieve than the maple & bacon.

    Having said that, I expect this thread to be locked after roughly 6-7 pages of people bitching back and forth about Rogue.
  14. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    I like morimoto, their IIPA, Chocolate Stout, Double Chocolate and their Oatmeal Stout.
  15. Pythonhgr

    Pythonhgr Disciple (307) Dec 10, 2006 New Jersey

    I'll give pretty much any beer a chance. not a fan of banana, but what the hell!
  16. Mandark

    Mandark Initiate (199) Apr 8, 2008 Illinois

    I'd be all over that if it was a milkshake.
  17. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Vermont

    Really, here's a novel idea. Just make a decent normal style of beer that people actually want to buy and drink.

    Off the wall stuff is easy, cause it's one of a kind with little to compare it to. Try to make a normal beer really well and get people to talk about how good your brewing skills are.
  18. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri

    While I was not a big fan of VMBA, I do like Dead Guy Ale. I am looking forward to trying this soon.
  19. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri

    Surely, you've heard it said, "Bacon makes everything better"?
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  20. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

    Props John. You are a brave man.
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  21. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (3,096) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Booo hisss to all the haters.

    Experimenting is a crap shoot, but every beer we enjoy was an experiment at one time.

    Here's to the brewers pushing the envelope, keep it up y'all, this is why America brews the best, most exciting beers in the world today.
  22. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

    Sounds like a Reese's truck skidded out of control, crashed through a fruit stand and ended up in a liquor store... You got your chocolate on my peanut butter....... You got your liquor on my banana. (Pun intended).
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  23. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri

    And while we're on the subject; bacon and peanut butter make a mighty tasty sandwich! Honest . . .
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  24. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (2,011) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Please, when can I order bottles of this?!
  25. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I want one of those doughnuts. Sounds amazing.

    I might actually try the beer too.
  26. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2010 Vermont

    Thats why breweries have pilot systems and test batches, and dont screw up a beer, call it a different style, then try to offload it by the case to anyone that is either intrigued by the oddity or somehow still has faith in your company.
    Gross business, gross beer.

    Heres to brewers who push the envelope while making beer I can afford and enjoy.
  27. Ndfan1323

    Ndfan1323 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 California

    Have to give the man credit! He has steel ones to post here! I do try everything, and peanut butter is my favorite so he has at least one sale from me!
  28. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,633) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    Sounds boring. Besides, they've already been doing this for decades and have plenty of "normal" styles in their portfolio. I think they've earned the right to get creative and have some fun.
  29. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (961) Mar 17, 2009 Washington

    Sounds almost like the elvis sandwich but needs bacon. Lots of bacon.
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  30. alanc

    alanc Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 California

    Was just at a Brown Shugga vertical. The Lagunitas rep explained this was a Gnarleywine gone wrong and the brewers went to every store possible that night to buy all the CH brown sugar to pour in the brew kettle. That turned out pretty good. Just saying it probably happens more than you think.
  31. tectactoe

    tectactoe Poo-Bah (1,816) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan
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    I never understand people who are against trying this brew because they didn't like the Bacon Maple ale. Why does not liking one brew mean you can't like others? I didn't care for Devil Dancer by Founders, but I'll be damned if that'd stop me from drinking the rest of their stuff!

    I need to get my hands on this stuff.
  32. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Vermont

    Yeah and their normal stuff is pretty darn middle of the road at best. My point is wow us with great beer not gimmicks.
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  33. ifnkovhg

    ifnkovhg Initiate (198) Aug 12, 2008 California

    Sounds good!
  34. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (4,467) Sep 24, 2008 California

    Yeah, because Rogue doesn't make any of those. :rolling_eyes:
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  35. Tieman

    Tieman Initiate (115) Oct 16, 2007 California

    Hazelnut Brown Nectar is delicious.
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  36. fishtremble

    fishtremble Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Michigan

    Looking forward to a chance at trying this one. While not a normal staple in my fridge I have much love for Rogues Double Chocolate Stout, Double Mocha Porter and the Hazelnut Brown Nectar as well and much better than middle of the road in my opinion. The price point on some of these is the only thing keeping these out of my fridge on a daily basis.
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  37. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Defender (670) Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I have never had ANY beers from Rogue, but I completely agree with your point here 100%!!! Rogue makes really fucking shitty beer. BOOOOO ROGUE! I stand with youpinkdink!
  38. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Initiate (0) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I plan to blend it with a maple bacon donut beer. Awwwwww yeah.
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  39. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (961) Mar 17, 2009 Washington

    Id replace thanksgiving with that beer. I only eat gravy and pie anyways.
  40. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 Canada (BC)

    This thread prompted me to pick up a bacon maple ale and give it another go, not sure if the recipe has changed from the last batch, but i found it to be much more balanced this time around and quite tasty. And being canadian i'm sort of obligated (though stereotypical) to love bacon and maple syrup :slight_smile:.

    Thanks to the guys at Rogue for making batshit crazy beer for us dorks!
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