Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut - Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Ale

A doughnut flavored beer?  Really?? Yeah, really. 

Mmmm, okay maybe.  But a Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Ale?  Seriously?  Come on.

Yup.  Rogue Ales did it.  And they did it quite well, actually.  And it's not the first time collaborating with the famed doughnut maker from Portland Oregon - Voodoo Doughnut.  Last year Rogue came out with a Maple Bacon Ale based on a doughnut flavor and it was amazing!  Of course, you really can't go wrong with maple or bacon.  But Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana.  Hmmm . . . 

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Ale (5.30% ABV) pours from the bright pink painted bottle a striking auburn red.  

The aromas is what you would expect.  From a doughnut!  Wow!  Chocolate stands out the most. But it is mouthwatering, just what you would expect a Memphis Mafia doughnut would smell like. But it's beer. And somehow that's simply awesome! (Memphis Mafia - banana chunks and cinnamon covered in a glaze with chocolate frosting, peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate chips)
The taste is boldly chocolate.  The banana and peanut butter come through in a more subtle way and add an interesting slant on an otherwise chocolatey beer.  Complex, delicious and not as sweet as you might imagine.  The mildly hopped brown ale rounds out the flavors remarkably well.  The finish is clean and leaves a slight sweetness behind to ponder as you contemplate the next sip.

The mouthfeel is smooth with moderate carbonation to back it up.  It's a nice, too drinkable beer.  

This is one of those love it or hate it beers.  Personally, I love it.  It's adventurous and fun and it tastes good too!

I offered to finish my husband's glass.  But he managed to suffer through it, as well.

I ♥ Rogue Ales!

Overall: excellent.  

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