Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by BigBry:
3.48/5 rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
I have to admit, we were all pretty intrigued when word of this beer hit the streets. And of course, I hit my favorite liquor store to grab one as soon as it hit the shelves. Finally got around to opening it and sharing with everyone.
Bright pink bottle (though maybe not appealing) is definatley eye catching.
Slightly cloudy, orange brown color with a short head of eggshell white foam. Fine lacing with good retention.
The first thing you notice is the smell. As soon as the cap came of the smokiness was right there. Swirling the glass about a foot below your nose, the aroma was perfect. Close your eyes and you are in a donut shop, sweet dough, and a freshly made, hand dipped maple glazed donut is waiting. Raise the glass 6 inches, and you get the smoky bacon smell.
I have had a maple bacon donut before, and this was the smell of it - perfectly.
First taste is pretty good, not quite as good as the smell has you primed for, but still full of flavor. Sweetish malt, lots of maple syrup, then a big shot of smoked malt. Strange, weird, and good all at the same time.
But...after a few sips it starts to get overpowering. The smoke flavor takes over, and the mouthfeel is oily and coating leaving an unpleasant aftertaste. Unfortunatley, as it warms up, this becomes even a bigger mish mash of flavors, with too much going on.
Unique? absolutley. Delicious? not really. Was I glad to have people to share with? yes, don't think I could have consumed an entire bottle myself.
Overall, it is what it claims to be. It has all the components of a maple bacon donut. Glad I tried, even if it was my favorite
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2012 03:47:15 | More by BigBry
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3.61/5 rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I could have sworn that I had transcribed these notes previously! It is indicative of why I am leaving the teaching profession - time burns away for nine-plus months in return for the summers off. Bah! It was early-to-mid September 2013 and fellow beer writer, Beer Island, had stopped by. I had been sitting on this bomber for a while and I figured that since I had help, I would finally open it. That, and it had not been an inexpensive purchase to begin with!
From the bottle: "Dedicated to Tres & Cat Daddy, th Rogues of Voodoo Doughnuts."
I popped off the "oxygen fixing cap" and gave us each a nice pour, producing two fingers of deep-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep-amber (they note it as 30 Lovibond) with NE-quality clarity. I usually look at others' reviews and i quickly realized that the nose had mellowed since its initial release, becoming much less maple-sweet and more like a bacon smokiness. It suddenly hit me - it smelled like dark rum! Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery, but by closing my eyes, I could have sworn that I had rum in my glass. Finish was smoky-sweet and from what I could gather from previous reviews, much better than it had been, initially.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 22:22:37 | More by woodychandler
2.51/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Ok so I went to a beer store and got this just really for the novelty of it. I didn't have very good expectations...and for good reason. The appearance is decent with a nice amber color. Smell is just as the name implies...smoke....bacon...maple with a little hop scent to it. Taste was a little overwhelming. The maple and bacon hits you like a brick right up front. Cant really taste much else. If it would have stayed at that it might not have been so bad. Then you get the huge taste of what is like liquid smoke. Overwhelming smoke flavor that was just too much! This is a good novelty beer but not much else!
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 03:36:20 | More by tlennon0815
Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
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