YigSvartka (238) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque dark brown, mid sized head. Interesting aroma containing chocolate, caramel, banana, and roast, but perhaps slightly too artificial. Creamy, mid-thick texture, not unlike a brown. Roast and chocolate dominate, but a peculiar fruity banana like taste is extremely apparent at the finish. It is certainly unique, but artificiality is present. The fruity, caramel banana taste tastes akin to cotton candy or syrup, although not overly sweet. No peanut butter at all. Although not fantastic, I’m satisfied given the originality.
cafgen (154) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was a strange combination of banana, chocolate and some peanut, not the aroma I was expecting. Taste was bad for me. I did not get the banana or peanut or chocolate taste. Not for me.
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jbbleich (7) - - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle in conical pint glass. Opaque brown-black appearance with thin head. Bubblegum nose, smells almost exactly like the strawberry freeze-dried astronaut food. Taste of thin peanut butter, artificial banana and sugar. Bland sugary aftertaste. Interesting to try, but would not buy again.
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ RG . Dark brown. with thin head. Play-doh with some nuttiness. Very sweet tasting and chocolaety.
Travlr (17672) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Opaque brown color, thin tan head. Taste of thin peanut butter cups. Taste is roasty and very nutty. Interesting.
DocMcGrain (43) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It smells better than it tastes, but overall it's not too shabby. The banana comes through the strongest, but the peanut butter is faint at best. I would say this is a decent dessert beer, as it gives you flavor and sweetness, but you can't drink more than 1 or 2. My one knock is that the flavors do not mix perfectly, so it tastes a bit muddled.
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ghawener (1542) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Dark Brown color with beige thick head. Aroma is sweet, dark chocolate & peanut. Taste is thin, body is light, some chocolate faint banana taste. Food Pairing: Donut of course.
rondphoto (3162) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear brown, brown head cover, dots of lace. Aroma of chocolate with an overtone of banana and strawberry. Taste is all of the above, but in a watery base, which takes a lot away from the pleasure. Alcohol warm seals it well enough, but there isn’t enough to seal the deal. Not a keeper.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Mostly chocolate, but the other stuff was there, but it didn’t really live up to the promise of the name and the crazy bottle. Decent beer that packs a boatload of flavor into a relatively small beer. Not cloying at all despite what the name would make you think. It was all a little artificial, though. In the begging I thought it smelled way better than it tasted but that seemed nearly reversed by the end. Another good name for this beer might have been banana split with a cherry on top.
TECHNICAL: Drank 5/17/2013. Bottle. Poured a dark brown with an average to large, tan head that kept a decent sheet and left excellent lacing. The aroma had roasted and nutty malts, caramel, chocolate, dark chocolate and a little chocolate syrup; some sort of chocolate peanut butter candy; cherry, banana candy, very yellow banana, hints of peanut butter (especially when warmer), and I would say banana, but it was really more like banana sweetness than actual banana. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, slightly acidic and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderately bitter and lightly sweet and acidic. There was bitter dark chocolate, a little peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter candy, hints of just barely ripe banana, banana candy, chocolate cake, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, banana sweetness more than banana flavor, coffee grounds, roasted malt, and cherry. The light to medium body went down very easy and was a little watery and somewhat oily with tingly carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.
NorthlandBrewr (11) - - OCT 12, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Unfortunately this tasted like a really bland Porter fermented on Juicy Fruit gum. Just tons of really fake banana. I hint of fake chocolate, and no detectable peanut butter. I paid $24 for a bottle of this in New Zealand, shared it with a friend, and we both dumped our glasses down the sink. I think Rogue is a great brewery, but this is a big miss. Wish I had seen that it was all extract based flavoring before ordering this. Yuck. I gave a higher rating to a beer I’m pretty sure was infected.