Darkmagus82 (1939) - - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-12-13-
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.
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Light banana and cocoa in the aroma with a hint of roasted malts. Flavor is a light cocoa powder with a roasted backbone and a light banana sweetness at the end. No sign of the peanut butter but not unpleasant.
Finhead (1301) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A dark brown pour with a white head and a lot of sediment. The aroma has a crazy mixture of chocolate, banana, peanut butter, and maple syrup. It has a light, thin body with average carbonation. Though it smells sweet, the taste is roasted with a burnt, dry finish. I really had a hard time trying to drink this beer.
slowrunner77 (6634) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Drinkability on this one is low. 4-6 oz is enough...past that it gets a little old and cloying. Smells and tastes as advertised, thought the chocolate dominates and the banana is well behind the other aromas and flavors. Heavy palate for a low abv beer. Fun to try. Definitely glad I waited til it was on sale, and definitely a one timer."
cards04 (2117) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad... Not great. All I get is chocolate out of this. No peanut butter or banana. At least it’s a tasty chocolate note.
dreamflower (635) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. It’s nice sweet peanut butter and chocolate aroma, which promises great things. Flavour does not deliver quite what I was expecting.
northropfrye (2460) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting, I assumed from the low scores that people thought this was too intense or artificial or something, but if anything I thought it could be more intense. Dark brown body with brown head. Looks nice. Aroma of cocoa, banana, a touch of peanut butter, as described, milk chocolate. Taste is sweet cocoa, like the powder you make hot chocolate with. Touch of banana like a banana Runt candy. To me they should have gone the direction of the Flying Monkeys BNL beer on this one and just did it crazy with the flavours. As is, it’s not bad. Under-rated. People are just hating on this one. It’s pretty good.
bobblestc (3) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shockingly good! Light banana taste, then peanut butter hits, and a wonderful chocolate stout finish. One of my new favorite beers.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 7/22/14. Pours opaque brown-black with a very active, dense, and resilient off-brown head. Aroma smells largely artificial; chocolate syrup, peanut butter and banana extracts, ice cream, plastic (?), not a whole lot else going on here. Taste is better than the aroma though not particularly complex; peanut flower, bitter dark chocolate, faint retro-nasal banana notes, little else. The finish is similar; bitter chocolate, banana flavoring, dry. Nice lacing. Full bodied. Active carbonation. A fun novelty but not wildly successful as a beer.
chucklemation (682) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is sweet banana and bread. Flavor is also sweet banana along with some chocolate. I don’t get any peanut butter. The sweetness can be a bit much, but this isn’t too bad.