GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2016 koppertone (63) - Alberta, - AUG 5, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Overall this is one of the worst beers I think I’ve ever had. Even the owner of the liquor store warned me not to buy it, which should be a red flag but I really wanted to give it a try.
Pours a nice dark brown with a moderate head. The smell is overpoweringly banana. Now I don’t doubt that they used a natural banana extract but the banana and chocolate combination just smells really fake. You’re expecting to taste aspartame. The flavor itself is more chocolate and hops but with the banana smell on board it’s quite overpowering. It also leaves this muddy artificial banana like aftertaste that lingers for a really long time. Could you learn to love this beer? Maybe if it was the only thing you had to drink for a summer you might get over the banana scent, or maybe if you really like that odor? It’s just a mix that does not blend particularly well. Gotta give them props for trying though and I generally like Rogue so I’m willing to forgive them this experiment.
Pepto Bismol pink colored bottle at the DC RateBeer Tasting. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of Hawaiian punch, light banana. Tastes of malt, dark fruit, light chocolate. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
From a bottle share at the DC gathering May 1, 2016. It is a dark Amber color with a slight head. The aroma is maple and the taste is butterscotch and the taste is maple with hints of peanut butter. Hmmmmm Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
From a bottle at the DC gathering May 1, 2016. Pours a clear cola with an off white head. Aroma of maple and caramel. Flavors of peanut butter. Yikes. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
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. I’m not big on fruit beers, but this one has a subdued flavor, not over the top. ibrubeer (385) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 24, 2016
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
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 (1538) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 13, 2015
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 (270) - - JUN 10, 2015
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
Apperance: Dark brown with a nice white head.DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
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…
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