1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale - Rogue Ales

Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon AleVoodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,475 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1475
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 33.92%

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

13 Ingredients:
Briess Cherrywood Smoked Malt, Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt, House-smoked Hickory Malt, Great Western 2 Row, Munich, C15, C75 Malts; Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Pure Maple Flavoring, Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution & Independent Hops, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast

30 IBU
76 AA
30º Lovibond

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-01-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,475 | Reviews: 402 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida


4/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber strait from Voodoo Donuts, poured into my Delirium snifter, the Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale is a ruddy auburn with a nice off-white head.

Smell is at first sweet and sugary, with the phenolic smoke coming out as it warms.

Taste is astoundingly spot on, wow! I assumed this would be all gimmick, but Rogue really nailed the concept. It's got the candied sugar of a glazed donuts. The maple syrup is undeniable. And there is a bit of a meatiness representative of bacon, beyond the overtly smokiness of the malt. A little char, a little cherry, not bad. It gets overly phenolic, and has an extreme lack of focus, but generally, it's much better then I expected.

Mouthfeel is on the medium light side. Tough for me to gauge, as I'm not entirely sure of the strength, but I assume it's on the stronger side, in which case, the mouthfeel is notably non-sugary.

Drinkability is pretty good, it's a fairly enjoyable beer beyond the novelty factor, with the robust flavors not getting to much in the way, helped by the mouthfeel. The price and availability (not to mention the ridiculous distribution) mean it's one and done, unless VD pick this up as a permanent license...in which case I'd probably buy one anytime I bring out-of-town friend to VD as an enjoyable novelty.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 08:57:56 | More by ccrida
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-15-2014 01:34:42 | More by Beervana
Photo of Rikdikulous


5/5  rDev +76.7%

04-13-2014 11:26:28 | More by Rikdikulous


3.78/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Palm Snifter glass (from my 2012 notes). Deep orange color & cloudy appearance. Off-white to light beige foam creates a thick crown. Complex aroma profile shows intense maple syrup, smoked malts, burnt candy, pancake, roasted notes & burnt wood. Smoked upfront followed by arising sweetness. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Viscous mouthfeel. In the middle, touches of bacon & slight salty with biscuit maltiness linger in a sweet finish. Woody aftertaste. You´re gonna be shocked by strong sensations but the pink color bottle won´t be the main one !!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 06:32:00 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Photo of VeganUndead


2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-10-2014 05:27:52 | More by VeganUndead
Photo of ChaseBeer


3/5  rDev +6%

04-08-2014 01:00:57 | More by ChaseBeer
Photo of WuBByG999


3/5  rDev +6%

04-05-2014 22:21:38 | More by WuBByG999
Photo of threephase


2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

04-03-2014 14:33:23 | More by threephase
Photo of Matthew607


2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

03-28-2014 17:07:08 | More by Matthew607
Photo of Sleapingbeauti


4.5/5  rDev +59%

03-25-2014 22:36:08 | More by Sleapingbeauti
Photo of Viperman1316


1/5  rDev -64.7%

03-24-2014 02:44:31 | More by Viperman1316
Photo of beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

03-24-2014 01:38:25 | More by beerhunter13
Photo of DaftPatrick


1.25/5  rDev -55.8%

03-24-2014 01:29:34 | More by DaftPatrick
Photo of harpus


2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-20-2014 19:38:56 | More by harpus
Photo of Jdub2839


1/5  rDev -64.7%

03-19-2014 04:43:56 | More by Jdub2839
Photo of Abe_Froman


2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-17-2014 03:50:14 | More by Abe_Froman
Photo of earljones199

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +41.3%

03-13-2014 12:10:44 | More by earljones199
Photo of curtismontcalm

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

03-13-2014 05:34:26 | More by curtismontcalm
Photo of cp45

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +6%

03-08-2014 19:14:43 | More by cp45
Photo of paper_tiger


1.75/5  rDev -38.2%

03-06-2014 04:29:41 | More by paper_tiger
Photo of SwollenGoat


1.6/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This is the worst beer I have ever had the pleasure of tasting, I had to rinse my tulip glass twice to get rid of the overwhelming maple barf flavor. I would not recommend this gem to an enemy. The carbonation was poor and as the temperature of the beer rose so did the awful aftertaste. I am sooo glad that this beer was retired. That being said, "I still love ya Rogue".

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 23:22:04 | More by SwollenGoat
Photo of darktower


2.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I've tried all the Voodoo Doughnut brews from Rogue, this was my first experience with that line and my opinion is that the beer isn't all THAT bad, just that really bad 'bacon' flavor. To me the 'bacon' simply tastes like liquid smoke, that's all. And anybody who cooks with liquid smoke knows, a little will go a LONG way. I feel like they could have toned down the 'bacon' flavor and turned up the maple taste and it would have come out a much better brew. I'll give Rogue credit though, it's unique and the warmer it got, the better it got. I don't think it's as bad as these ratings suggest but it definitely is more of a 'novelty' beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 17:14:33 | More by darktower
Photo of yourefragile

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -29.3%

03-03-2014 05:21:40 | More by yourefragile
Photo of Miles228


1.5/5  rDev -47%

02-23-2014 00:36:28 | More by Miles228
Photo of peachwave


1.3/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I bought this tonight as a "what the hell why not" $12 mistake. This is the worst thing I have ever drank. You should buy it just to see how bad it is!! Should be called Rogue jock strap sweat sock poison ivy band aid ale. I feel victimized and violated had to crack open a Gandhi Bot quickly just to feel normal again. Why dear god why would they put this out there!! I don't know if I will ever get that taste and smell out of my brain , some things cannot be undone. Pray for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 21:47:38 | More by peachwave
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 1,475 ratings.