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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale - Rogue Ales

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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon AleVoodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale

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Ratings: 1,576
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 35%
Wants: 112
Gots: 187 | FT: 4
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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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

reynolds2121, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of pschul4
2/5  rDev -28.6%

pschul4, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
3.83/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. I like the aroma of this brew a lot, it smells pretty much just like it's named. Maple, bacon/smoked meat, and sugary doughnuts. Taste is mostly like the aroma, but not as strong. I think the maple flavor is strongest, along with some smoked meat/bacon. There's also a slight bitterness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a little bit sticky and has moderate carbonation. It's a pretty interesting brew, I liked it.

bluejacket74, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Sovietfox
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Sovietfox, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of IheartTomorrow
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

IheartTomorrow, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of drunk-jitsu
5/5  rDev +78.6%

drunk-jitsu, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of leodarko
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

leodarko, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of planetscott
1.9/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Had this at a party in a sample glass. I could not get the smell and taste washed out, so I had to utilize another tasting glass for the remainder of the evening.

The first sip was kind of fun when you think "Hey, this is a beer!"...After that, it's "why can't I get this taste out of my mouth?"

The maple and bacon over power beyond anything anyone should want no matter what the medium.

After all that, I am surprised to see this returned a year later. Some things are better off retired for good.

planetscott, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
1/5  rDev -64.3%

twelveinches, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of draheim
2.48/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

750mL into a tulip. Pours a clear amber w/ a thick beige head, moderate carb. For some reason I expected this to look like a stout.

Aroma is fresh maple bars right off the bat, backed up by a medicinal, smoky quality. Unique smell vacillates between enticing and offensive. Hard to give it a score because sometimes it's a 4.5 and sometimes it's a 2.

Taste is god-awful. Was afraid of this. The smoky medicinal aroma is amplified in the taste, along with sour cherries and a vaguely rancid flavor. Smokiness is overdone and masks the maple and anything else. Acrid and overwhelming.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-bodied. Hard to really distinguish mouthfeel from taste though.

Overall, I couldn't do it. Drainpour. I guess I have to give credit to Rogue for attempting this, but I might have given them more credit for scrapping this beer when they tasted it. Just can't imagine they thought this actually tastes good.

draheim, Aug 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

demgoth, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of farrago
2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Average pour yields close to a half a glass of foam, settle initially around two fingers, bigger bubbles give it airiness which gets it to then settle around a finger plus before resuming dissolve down to the surface and just a few islands of foam left, creates close to no lacing. Cloudy bronzed colored liquid, like is was tanning with Bain de Soleil on, fades to yellow at the rims, bubbles close to visibly absent. The nose has a rubber scent, like a new car mat or something, then maple and cinnamon, caraway seeds, spiced oranges, pancake batter, very light hint of bacon fat or sweet smokiness, no noticeable fruit presence, trails off quickly without much length. Medium-bodied, lack of carbonation helps it seem heavier and thicker on the tongue. More baked ham and pork than true bacon, the molasses and maple obvious. Orange rind, baking spices, pecans, minor pine and floral accents. The smokiness lacks concentration and thus it’s missing lift. Likewise, kind of expected it to be sweeter with more depth to the maple flavoring. Not horrible but uninspired and uninspiring.

farrago, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
3.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It pours a hazy amber, 1 finger head of foam, very good lacing.

The darn thing smells like a doughnut, some strong bacon notes there as well. Oh yeah, maple in abundance. How's this all going to taste??

Like it smell, you big dummy! Bacon, some smoke, maple, doughnut...did I miss anything? I don't think so.

Fairly light bodied, good level of carbonation, I keep sipping and saying to myself, really?

I'd much prefer a smaller bottle, not because of its strong abv, which it hasn't, but because it's starting to wear on my tastebuds and I haven't finished my first glass yet. Still, it won't be a drain pour.

Bitterbill, Aug 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

martyjhuebs, Aug 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

Jnorton00, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
3.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a one finger off-white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Strong maple syrup nose and flavor is smoked maple flavor and bacon that makes for a strange tasting beer. Smokey finish. $12.95 for a 750ml pink bottle from Made in Oregon Portland, Or.

jdhilt, Aug 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Gagnier77, Aug 11, 2012
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

Acuity, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of ikantspel
2.45/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

24oz bomber into a straight mug!

pours a simple brownish color thats lightens up when it reaches the foamy head. minimal lace

maple maple maple and thats about it. no bacon whatsoever.

ummm, where did the maple go? where did anything go? wheres the beef man? this beers falls flat. i guess if you take a pirate swig you get some maple but its mostly the aftertaste

light bodied almost like a light beer

do not buy seriously...i paid 14.99 for this and not only do i feel ripped off i feel like pressing rape charges against the store i bought this from. its not a bad beer just misleading

ikantspel, Aug 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

MattSharpless, Aug 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

smonice, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
3.4/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours murky brown with a white head quickly receding. No lacing.

TONS of maple in the aroma. Maple and a bready sweetness. Smoke is present, but very much in the background.

Smoke flavor is much more pronounced in the taste, but the maple is still strong. The closest comp I can find is this taste like a McGriddle in liquid form. Loads of maple and smoked meats with a bready blanket. Sort of an extreme version of maple sausage.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

I was scared to try this one, but it wasn't too bad. Granted, it's not great either and not something I'll likely try again. It got a little tiring by the end of my pour as the smoke flavors were so dominant. Still interested and worth a try.

jmarsh123, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of sculls65
1.38/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours a murky almost dingy brown. The smell was of smoky burnt maple bacon which i did not find that pleasant. It tasted much the same..with the burnt smoky flavors dominating. Mouthfeel was thin but the beer left my mouth feeling coated in bacon grease. I struggled with this beer though it did seem to improve as i smoked a cigarette which was the only time i detected any sweetness. the beer does deliver on the smoky meaty flavor but it just didnt work for me.

sculls65, Aug 09, 2012
Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 1,576 ratings.