Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by hopsbreath:
1.83/5 rDev -34.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Thanks to black13 for grabbing a case of this and ear-marking a bottle for me and TulipSnifter. Poured into a pair of New Belgium globes. She expressed some very strong thoughts about the beer and I encouraged her to do a review as well. It's one of the hardest to review beers I've ever had because of it's uniqueness. Rating to style goes right out the window and the 1-5 scale is simply worst to best.
A: Deep amber to brown with loads of brown speckled sediment. I'm seriously wondering if it's not some rehydrated bits of crispy bacon. A finger or so of dusty head recedes to a wisp ring and leaves no lacing. Not very appetizing appearance. 1.5/5
S: I've actually never had anything from Voodoo, let alone the Maple Bacon Bar. I have however walked past Voodoo on Third St several times to go get coffee from Stumptown. This is a very good representation of what the exterior of the doughnut shop smells like. Sweet maple greasiness dominates the aroma. It works very well in the beer format. The best part of the beer and promises a lot. 4/5
T: A definite salinity to the taste buds. I guess that's suppose to be the bacon. The sweetness is in the artificial sense. Medicinal and metallic flavors "compliment" the buttery maple. This is very similar to a rauchbier. The smoke comes off as that liquid smoke added to bar-b-que. Very artificial and unpleasant. Drain pour worthy. 1/5
M: Thin, quickly loses carbonation and presents pretty flat within 15 minutes, gummy finish. I'd prefer thicker with some chewiness to better represent the doughnut. Weak. 2/5
O: Smells pretty good but is offensive to drink. It's interesting in the sense that I've never had anything like it, but I've never had anything that tasted like cod liver oil either... And I really don't like that shit. 1.5/5
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2011 02:47:58 | More by hopsbreath
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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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