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Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale - Rogue Ales

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Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate AleVoodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 15
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Furlinator on 12-02-2013)
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Photo of Aleks_P
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Appearance: Pours pretty dark brown, thought it was opaque but when I held it up to the light I could see very dark brown hues around the edges. Pours with a very thin white head.

Smell: Smells very sweet, definitely notice the chocolate but think the raspberry is my my main takeaway. Smells like raspberry chocolate candy which I guess I must have had at some point in my life.

Taste: Positives and negatives here. From the smell I was worried this would be too sweet. It is not. Definitely pick up the chocolate which is just slightly bitter, and notice secondarily the raspberry sweetness in the aftertaste. The chocolate is more of a bitter chocolate (like coffee) rather than sweet. Negatives are that the flavor isn't actually that strong, very light touch. Would have preferred something a little heavier. The taste hits your tongue quickly and moves on.

Mouthfeel: Light, bubbly, more dry than smooth. MF of a session beer.

Overall: Liked the smell, liked the initial flavor, but not enough body for me. Enjoyed the bottle but would have liked something with more depth. After every sip I was waiting for something more complex and it never came.

Aleks_P, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

HoistinBrews, Yesterday at 11:25 PM
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pink bomber poured into a tulip glass. Not a beer I'd be likely to buy despite my unabashed love for Rogue's red ales, hopefully for obvious reasons. A birthday gift, and hey, why not. Truth be told, there was something of merit here. Interestingly complex malt bill! A flat dark cola brown brew with around three fingers of khaki-colored head, more than expected. Aroma almost impossibly sweet, reminds of chocolate "Black Forest" cake, red licorice, the expected raspberry jam. Fortunately the beer was considerably less sweet than the nose suggests, a pleasant surprise ... A melding of flat cherry cola, chocolate cake, and dry toasted crackers with a whiff of coffee. The jam-like fruitiness is clearly apparent but subdued in favor of the darker flavors. Moderate bodied, full but not thick or heavy, with very tame carbonation. Perhaps rather insipid and anemic if judged strictly via the brown ale criterion and the jam note does wear thin after a time. Believe it or not, could stand to taste more robust. Am I tempted to try the other Voodoo Donut brews? Not really, but now I wouldn't avoid them like the plague either. This one was mindfully created with an eye towards integration and the sort of understated flavors that a taster could appreciate ... More than just a gimmick.

CalgaryFMC, Yesterday at 04:39 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.6/5  rDev +4%

djchrismac, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of brother_rat
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Had a bottle in New London, CT.

A: 3.25: poured out a solid, inviting transparent, chocolaty brown, with a nice white head that gave a good contrast. Some lacing. So far, solid.

S: 4:0: my favorite part of the experience was the burst of chocolate/raspberry that burst out when opening the bottle. Very strong, and it reminded me of some gourmet chocolate-raspberry hot chocolate (but cold). No hops notes at all.

T: 3.0: The smell and look were far more impressive, to me, than the taste. The flavors were all there, as advertised: a dry chocolate and a silky raspberry, offset by a yeasty flavor that give the pretzel flavor. But, after that aggressive opening and warming up, the notes became muted. Not a lot of subtlety, but something different. You can probably cook with it, or make a nice float w/ some vanilla ice cream, but I was done with the flavor with about half the (large) bottle to go.

M: 2.5/5 Despite the dark coloration, bold nose and flavors, and the wintry mix of ingredients, this was not heavy at all. Another reviewer said "light-bodied" and I'd have to agree.

O: 3.25/5 Not bad, just nothing exceptional. Props for getting the flavors in and having them pop, but this felt like more of a novelty than anything else. Glad I tried it, and again I'd suggest pouring it over ice cream or something.

brother_rat, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Daktyls
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%

A: Pours a standard dark brown color with a one finger head that recedes to some rocky lacing aounrd the edge of the glass.

S: Some of the milk chocolate and raspberry notes are shining through, creating a pleasant aroma. A light cocoa note and some hints of molasses are present as well.

T: The chocolate notes more present in the nose are a bit muted here, but detectable. The raspberry notes (which I was looking forward to) are also somewhat muted. Not a whole lot else going on here. I think there may be a hint of pretzel on the finish, but nothing too pronounced.

M: Light bodied beer, a little bit of carbonation, fairly standard feeling on the tongue.

O: Overall, fairly good, interesting and worth a try.

Daktyls, Sep 03, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.1%

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Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale from Rogue Ales
79 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.