Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale - Rogue Ales

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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon AleVoodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale

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BA SCORE
66
poor

1,661 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,661
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 34.64%
Wants: 131
Gots: 249 | FT: 4
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-01-2011

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

Specs:
14º PLATO
30 IBU
76 AA
30º Lovibond
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Ratings: 1,661 | Reviews: 434
Photo of airpup
3.53/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very interesting beer indeed! Taste is okay but the smell is really cool

Photo of Boostie
3.43/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ok effort on flavor beer with too many artificial tones.

Photo of AlcheyAl
2.95/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Total maple on the nose. Good hints of bacon and maple. Little syrupy for my liking. Very smoky.

Photo of Jadjunk
3.77/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No label information. Rogue's Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale is brewed in the style of a Smoked Ale with natural flavors added. Available as the first release in the Voodoo series in 750 ml. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle to a snifter glass. Served above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp frothy head of a caramel cream complexion over a moderately hazy medium copper body with little visible carbonation. Retention is above average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.5

(Smell) Smoky malts, considerable doses of maple syrup, some cereal wheat and candied sugars, not much discernible bacon flavor but I suppose the smoky flavor may give the illusion of bacon. Altogether the combination of malt character, sweetened additives and sugars make for a robust collection of aromas. It's a heavy meal for the nose, and frankly I find it appealing at this stage, about as appealing as a sizable stack of pancakes with maple syrup is... before diving in. 4

(Taste) Charred wood, lightly sweetened cereal malts, a touch of dry maple and an understated sweetness, finishing on a profoundly meaty smoke flavor, strongly suggesting country cured pork products, perhaps even fatty bacon. My biggest complaint here is the limitation of the malt sweetness as insufficient to balance the smokiness of the specialty malts, perhaps this beer has become too dried out with time, otherwise it is bizarrely enjoyable. I know I'm not in the majority by this opinion, but I could realistically enjoy this bottle alone. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly syrupy, moderately clean, lightly dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a light frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is slightly earthy and smoky bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no notable off characters. 3.5

(Overall) I feel incredibly lucky reviewing this beer by myself, as I can't help but admit I enjoy it very much. The malt profile was hardly as cloying or viscous as I had feared it might be, although the maple and smoked wood character was still very forward, generating lots of flavor. At times I felt that the malt sweetness was dialed too low, bt I assume that three years of bottle conditioning had something to do with it. I could see enjoying a glass of this beer with a hearty, perhaps incredibly unhealthy breakfast to pair, but altogether I enjoyed this beer. 3.75

Rogue Ales'
Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale
/5.00

Photo of Chris_the_Tartar
3.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Shared one of these guys, you could smell the maple syrup from a mile away. Wasn't as sweet as I was expecting though. Did get some smokiness on the back end of the beer, but mostly just tastes like it smells. Maple syrup-y. Aftertaste is like I just ate a lot of pancakes. Do I really want to drink maple syrup? No. Is this beer a crime against beer like some of these reviews suggest? No. Glad I drank it for the experience, but no need to buy again.

Photo of izzyismyrott
2.58/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I recall this was tough to drink. Started with breakfast and sip on it all day

Photo of Eziel
3.43/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

When cold, I got some nice maple notes and the smoky bacon flavors were subdued. However, as it warmed, it just turned into a smoky mess.

Photo of Svingjo
3.59/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong Maple start with a smokey finish.

Photo of Winston3737
2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too heavy on the smoke.

Photo of alisadk
2.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

First sip at Rogue Portland 2011 with Guillermo.

Photo of --weezl--
3.73/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

much better than the bananna version, a decent beer but not great, mostly bought for the bottle to get added to the collection

Photo of dfecteau
2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Don't believe the hype behind this beer!

Photo of FalseDmitriy
1.53/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

The hype is real: this beer is awful.

Photo of Garbageman10
1.41/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

I always take it upon myself to try all beers... But this one was very difficult to finish... This was a bad beer...

Photo of Reedbrew
1.38/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

The flavor tastes like plastic

Photo of aebli22
1.5/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Just not a fan of the smoke flavor. Blah....

Photo of Steve_Trick
1.76/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Literally my first and only drain pour. Worst beer I have ever tried. Tastes like grease and liquid smoke. Just awful.

Photo of Nattybrah123
2.17/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Look:1.75
Smell:2.25
Taste:2
Feel:2.25
Overall 2.5

Photo of misternebbie
1.71/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Just way too much going on here ,I like maple bacon stouts but not so much for an ale! this beer does nothing for the price point involved

Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
2.46/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

"Tastes like waking up and making out with a huddle house waitress" -DR. "I would use it to douse a cigarette...Karl

Photo of Knobs303
2.12/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

One of the Worst Beers I Ever Tried.

Photo of almostjay
2.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

The worst craft beer I've ever had. I think my ratings are inflated.

Photo of StewWardlaw
2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Was a year old, to be fair.

Photo of Jasonboerner
3.83/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Must say it's different. Not my favorite but I'd drink a another if YOU buy it.

Photo of jimbob25
1.64/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Disgusting. Tastes like a dirty ashtray.

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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 1,661 ratings.