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Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale - Rogue Ales

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79
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291 Ratings
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 16
Gots: 68 | FT: 1
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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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
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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1.04/5  rDev -69.9%

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3.72/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

RyanByorick, Oct 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Poured an attractive dark brown coffee color with a 2F head in a Stone imperial pint glass.

The aroma: strong chocolate, raspberry and peanut butter(? which doesn't appear to be in the ingredients). I don't get any pretzel in the aroma- although the PB aroma could actually be coming from the pretzels in the brew.

The MF is too carbonated for this beer style. The MF should be smooth to accentuate the fruit, and chocolate.

The taste is difficult to discern. Traces of fruit, no chocolate.

Interestingly enough, the raspberry is strong in the finish. I taste raspberry and chocolate on the back of my tongue.

Overall, this could be an excellent beer if the recipe was reformulated. The aroma and color are excellent. However, the MF needs to be smoother and less carbonated. The taste is indiscernible.
The body is too light. With a stronger body, the chocolate and other tastes would be more pronounced and bring out a smoother, more tasty beer.

brureview, Oct 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.24/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

It's not a gimmick beer - this one actually is very drinkable! Sure, the collaboration with Rogue and Voodoo Doughnuts made this a "hey, look at that" kind of thing, the beer itself turned out to be quite good. You do taste the pretzel and raspberry mostly, though the chocolate is pretty faint. But it certainly livens up a basic brown ale, which is a good thing in my book. Now to head to Voodoo...

dcscientist, Sep 26, 2014
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Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale from Rogue Ales
79 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.