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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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343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 21
Gots: 112 | FT: 1
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Furlinator on 12-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks pretty good, pouring a deep brown with a nice two finger head. The smell was as expected...full on raspberry and chocolate, almost too much. Taste was surprisingly not as sweet as I expected. It was dominated by the raspberry and chocolate promised and there is very little of the base brown ale to be tasted. The raspberry leaves a bitterness and odd aftertaste behind and this is one of the more unpleasant aspects of the beer.

Shocked that this beer was not overly sweet, but still not surprised at what I got.

Photo of MIrvine
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PTRAINOR
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

L: Dark brown, not quite stout colored as you may imagine from the beer's name
S: Sweet chocolate, fruit notes. Has a smell that reminds me a bit of the scent of certain pipe tobacco's
T: The sweetness/chocolate is initially overpowering. Subsequent sips proved to be better although I did not detect the pretzel flavor.
F: nothing out of the ordinary, low carbonation levels
O: Interesting beer. Not something I would probably go for again, but was worth a try based on the strength of Rogue's other offerings. Generally too sweet for my taste.

Photo of AirZombie
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

shockingly not bad for my taste

Photo of grant4ire
4.74/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a big fan of the sweetness, which other people seem not to like. I'm disappointed this had a limited run. :(

Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of otoolman221
4.58/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Dark pour with little head. Great feel and taste. Hints of chocolate and raspberry. One of my favorite beers.

Photo of msanborn
2.82/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hambone
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours jet black with a finger of quickly dissipating medium tan head.
S - Stout qualities, medium sweet chocolate, light raspberry, coffee and malts.
T - Complex. Medium sweet chocolate, lightly sweet raspberry, medium sweet coffee, the pretzel however, in my opinion, is lost with the malts and becomes a rather malty "breadyness" rather than pretzels at the end of the flavor development. Still, the raspberry and chocolate some through strong.
O - A good and interesting beer, worth a try, drinks like a quirky stout. Will definitely try others from the Voodoo Doughnut series to be sure.
V - Medium.

Photo of ebeye
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valianes
2.7/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Odd. Tastes like... a chocolate covered raspberry, which I guess is what they were going for. Doesn't mean its good. Too sweet, too off-beat. I'm all for experimenting when it comes to beer, but this is a bit too much.

Photo of Gator_Nation
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Astearns22
2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Drk93TT
2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a sugary sweet light brown with zero head/lacing

Smell is chocolate and light raspberry.

Extremely thin, low body.. meh

A letdown. Sample size only please Cant imagine drinking a full glass of this

Photo of DelMontiac
3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Decided to dive in after avoiding the big pink mystery bottle for so long. Okay, so it looks like a plain dark brown ale with a thin wispy head. Aroma was a bit of a bummer, faint chocolate, not much else. I get mostly raspberry flavor, not like fresh berries, but more like the filling of a doughnut which is what they're really going for. Pretzel? Nah. Chocolate? Hardly, but then again chocolate doughnut frosting usually usually lacks much flavor. The aftertaste is strong and hard to explain (like caramel currant green tea) making this one strange beer. Feel is nothing special, a bit thin for my taste perhaps. Well, I'm no longer curious. No more pink bottles for this guy.

Photo of JJfreeou21
1.57/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sickly sweet awful beer. I wanted it to end so badly.

Photo of YayyyBeer
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wish there was more pretzel taste. Chocolate flavor is strong with a hint of raspberry

Photo of drwatson32
4.54/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outlier detected. Sick of that.

Photo of staless
2.57/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

750 ML bottle served in a snifter.
A: Beer pours dark brown with a thick brown head.
S: Smells like dark chocolate and raspberries, maybe a little synthetic.
T: strong rasperry followed by dark chocolate/mocha, which fades rather fast.
M: Light and creamy, with little carbonation.
O: A very unusual blend of aromas that you rarly find in beer. Was a little disappointed that the aftertaste disappeared so quickly

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rabiddawg
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dodge408
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale from Rogue Ales
79 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.