Maris (1199) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 1Pt 9.4 Fl Oz bottle on 23/3/2014 (shared with Butz). Pours a very dark brown with a smallish head. has a lovely aroma featuring heaps of milk chocolate and banana. The flavour is more milk chocolate, banana, some roasted/coffee malt, with a little bit of peanut presenting right at the end. There’s a decent hop kick at the back as well. The carbonation is average and the palate just a touch watery, which detracts a little from the overall experience (a beer with these flavours would be better thick and syrupy). This is a weird beer but it’s actually pretty good - definitely better than I thought it would be. It’s unmistakably a beer, albeit a very different one.
shrubber85 (9261) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Strong peanut butter-chocolate fudge malt and banana aroma. Dark brown with small head. Lightly sweet banana, peanut, and chocolate malt flavor. Bitter vegetal finish. Light body. Not nearly as sweet as the aroma would seem to indicate and not a fan of the bitter finish.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
3/19/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Rogue makes some awesome brews, but this is not one of them. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas are banana extract, chocolate and some odd vegetable notes. The flavors have hints of chocolate at first but soon turn metallic and unpleasant. A bit of hops on the finish, but I’d stay clear of this one.
mkam (322) - POLAND - MAR 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, head quickly reduced to small ring. Aroma is banana, with a hints of dark malts and nuts. In taste there is banana, chocolate and something creamy. Nice low to medium bitterness. Not very bad, but very flat, disappointing beer.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Bottle: Surprisingly dark; deep brown edges, obsidian center with an enormous head, beige in color, chunky, puffy, long-lasting, & leaving some of the best lacing I’ve ever seen. Aroma is a mish-mash of overripe, rotten banana baby food & banana mush over a slightly roasted malt platform. Hint of chocolate that gets stronger with time. Not too roasty or sweet, just like bland, unsweetened cocoa powder. Not much peanut butter... A slight toasted, malt driven nuttiness but not explicitly "peanut butter", I’d say. Taste is a little muddled... Lots going on. Hints of banana mush, a little dry roasted chocolate malt, toasty caramel notes, & some vague nutty hints. Peanut butter finally does come alive on the palate with more warmth. Very slight peanut butter cup & banana vibe, though it’s not meshing as well as it should... Flavors seem a little artificial. Strange astringency strikes the tongue hard with each sip, too. Much better than Bacon Maple ale, but this one still could use some refinement.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A certainly interesting brew. Appearance is poor with high carbonation. Flavor is a good try but not something you want to return to and finish.
Crash26 (17) - Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Probably the worst beer I have ever tasted. Complete failure on the part of Rogue. None of the flavors were there. I'd rather never drink beer again, than have to drink one more sip of this...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a very dark brown with a big khaki head and decent lacing on the glass.
Aroma of bananas, peanut butter, dime store chocolate... wow it’s unappetizing and smells like a really crappy piece of candy.... but with a booziness. ack.
The flavor is not good, but not on the same disgusting level of the aroma. It’s boozy, plasticy, & sweet. Like a weird candy, not at all like a doughnut. Yes there is banana, chocolate and peanut butter flavor... the peanut butter seems pretty good, everything else seems pretty crappy.
what can I say? I just can’t imagine this being perceived as a tasty or "successful" interpretation of the intended flavor profile...
koshack (710) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Piwo mnie nie zachwyciło. Nie ma porównania do Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple. Wyczuwalny słód czekoladowy, którego smaku po prostu nie lubię. Goryczka na poziomie średnim, dobrze zbalansowana
JOHNCONOR (23) - USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Awesome combo I thought. Shit was I wrong. Chocolate and peanut butter is obviously a fine pair. Though what I was really curious about was the banana effect. Banana permeated this brew in every phase. This beer smelt and tasted like the banana in the Runts Candies. It was odd and off putting to say the least. Damn… Rogue, I expected more from you.