BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes more medicinal than anything. Rough, uneven, and fleeting flavors of chocolate dot the palate. Banana and peanut butter notes are barely evident. Tastes like an overambitious beer kit gone dreadfully wrong. And for such a lofty price tag, Rogue really needs to rework this brew.
AtronSeige (964) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 13, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Toasty, banana, bubblegum, honey, chocolate, nutty, banana bread, doughnut, marzipan.
Appearance: Dark body. Thin, light-brown head, low retention.
Flavour: Chocolate sauce, bitter, dark chocolate, Medium-high bitterness, Dry finish, Dry chocolate bitterness, lingering medium almond, marzipan
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Medium carbonation.
Overall: Very complex and enjoyable, but you need to share this bottle! As great as it is, it needs to be enjoyed in small quantities.
750ml bottle, poured.
23. Specialty Beer
seehaferb23 (81) - - JUN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was the 3rd beer of the Cannery Row Beer Club. This tasted exactly how it should. This beer costs $11.
Crille (90) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Apperance: Dark brown with a nice white head.
Aroma: Smells like sugar and some peanuts, and it’s not good at all. And don’t forget the garbage aromas…
Taste: So many different flavors that don’t mix well together. Nuts, banana, toffee and sugar.
Palate: Full bodied, with good carbonation.
Overall: Holy crap, this is so bad… I love Rogue Ales, but I’ll never forget this abomination…
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I openly hate Rogue and I mega-hated the last Voodoo Abomination. That said, curiosity is a powerful force, so here I am drinking what is sure to be another egregious beer experience. Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Dark brown almost black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is about average and a decent amount of lacing is left.
2.0 S: Hmmm. This is certainly unholy and I’m sure that Satan bathes in this, but I can’t figure out how much I hate it or even if I hate it. Well, I’m pretty sure I hate it. I guess this is what I’d expect from a chocolate, peanut butter, and banana plug-in air freshener. It pretty much reeks of artificial. The main and only aromas that aren’t blocked out are the banana, peanut butter, and chocolate. For how much this beer cost, they could have used real chocolate and peanuts and got banana out of the yeast, but that wouldn’t be the bullshit way of making this.
1.25 T: It certainly also tastes like what is in it - chocolate extract, banana extract, and peanut butter extract. It doesn’t matter how good the extract is, it’s always the same and it’s always shitty in beer. This tastes like a homebrew experiment. The flavors are artificial, don’t flow well at all, and are all either too intense or muted. This has way too much bitterness for what it is. There’s too much astringency (I guess from one of the extracts). The base offers no mediation. I don’t care enough to attempt to pick out any flavors below the mess. It tastes like extract.
2.5 M: They even fucked up the mouthfeel. It has a lighter medium body made lighter by the fact that it’s overcarbonated. No creaminess and certainly not smooth.
1.0 D: This beer is so shitty and so ungodly expensive that I can only assume that whoever brewed it and whoever priced it are going to be sitting in it someday in Satan’s bathhouse. It should be obvious that I would never buy it again. I wouldn’t even accept a free bottle. Hell, I wouldn’t even accept a free bottle if it came with a good local sixer if it meant I had to drink this again. The only redeeming aspect of this beer is that it scratched my curiosity itch, albeit at great cost.
DavoleBomb, Jul 07, 2013
gripweed57 (973) - 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 (616) - 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 (216) - 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 (3207) - 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 (4150) - 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.