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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale - Rogue Ales

Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon AleVoodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale

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Ratings: 1475
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 33.92%

Brewed by:
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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)
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Reviews by hopsbreath:
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1.83/5  rDev -35.3%
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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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
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