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.
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden brown color. Aromas of bananas, wheat bread, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is a weird balance of banana flavor with malts and a crisp numbing dry finish. Iím not big on fruit beers, but this one has a subdued flavor, not over the top.
ibrubeer (259) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. The banana in the aroma is weird, and smells like an off flavor. Black opaque color with a light tan head with pretty good hang time and nice lacing. Once again, the banana adds a weird flavor. Full bodied. Overall, I want to like it. The chocolate and peanut butter is nice, but the banana detracts.
moniquec (11) - POLAND - MAR 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell: vanilla, milk chocolate, banana, citrus fruits.
Taste: the beginning is a combination of delicate citrus and roasted notes with dark chocolate & hops. Then there are banana accents. The finish is bitter, dry. Aftertaste is bread.
Beer dark color of Coca-Cola with beige-caramel head.
AtronSeige (1132) - 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 (156) - - 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 itís not good at all. And donít forget the garbage aromasÖ
Taste: So many different flavors that donít mix well together. Nuts, banana, toffee and sugar.
Palate: Full bodied, with good carbonation.
Overall: Holy crap, this is so badÖ I love Rogue Ales, but Iíll never forget this abominationÖ
DavoleBomb (1867) - 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 Iím sure that Satan bathes in this, but I canít figure out how much I hate it or even if I hate it. Well, Iím pretty sure I hate it. I guess this is what Iíd expect from a chocolate, peanut butter, and banana plug-in air freshener. It pretty much reeks of artificial. The main and only aromas that arenít 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 wouldnít 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 doesnít matter how good the extract is, itís always the same and itís always shitty in beer. This tastes like a homebrew experiment. The flavors are artificial, donít flow well at all, and are all either too intense or muted. This has way too much bitterness for what it is. Thereís too much astringency (I guess from one of the extracts). The base offers no mediation. I donít 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 itís 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 Satanís bathhouse. It should be obvious that I would never buy it again. I wouldnít even accept a free bottle. Hell, I wouldnít 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 (1273) - 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 (632) - 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 Iíve had
Johnstledger8 (589) - 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.