tectactoe (2993) - 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.
gripweed57 (891) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml bottle. Translucent brown topped by a big rocky light tan head. Interesting candy-like cocoa puffs aroma. I do detect hints of peanut butter and banana, as well. Flavor is roasted sweet malt with notes of cocoa, nuts and toasted pumpernickel bread. Little hop prescence. I respect Rogue Ales for their adventurism and creativity, but this is just not very good. It tastes artificial.
Syzzer (605) - Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bomber, notes of butterscotch, some chocolate artificial. Some sweet doughyness. Weak off white head. Dark brown color. 4.5 bd, bry 7.2, kev 5, 2 beauex. 8.0 Lisa- best beer I’ve had
Johnstledger8 (113) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black, like a stout with a lasting white head. Aroma is mostly sugar. Very sweet beer, some banana and peanut butter in there but very sugary. Drinkable enough, liked the idea although disappointing.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goofy beer, but honestly, not that bad. Noticeable chocolate with maybe a hint of banana and peanut butter.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, dark brown-black color, with a fluffy tan head, with a sweet brown chocolate, faint peanut butter, mocha, faint banana bread, french toast nose, with some cocoa powder, light chocolate chip cookie dough, spicy, mild chocolate cake, subtle maple cookie accents and a vanilla pod, caramel, toffee, cappuccino, crème brûlée note in the aroma folllows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a sweet mocha, cocoa powder, semi-sweet chocolate chip, light coffee, toffee, dark bitter chocolate, roasted, toasted, chocolate, caramel malt character, with some burnt toast, faint banana bread, vanilla, chocolate cake, cappuccino, nut flavours, leading towards a mochaish, brown chocolate, cocoa powder, lingering coffeeish, roasted, chocolate, toasted maltiness, dark chocolate bitterness finish.
nearbeer (4026) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml. Pours opaque chocolate with a lasting film of bubbles. Nose is chocolate glaze with a sourish fruit overtone, like an apple-strawberry juice. Flavor is more of the same plus some toasted nut and cola. I get some banana after a while, as well as some wooden notes in the long finish. Near-medium body is balanced by the acidity and has medium-high carbonation. Pretty much a mess, but not quite a drainpour.
YigSvartka (184) - 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 (1126) - 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.