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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: 1,530
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 34.52%
Wants: 111
Gots: 170 | FT: 2
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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British Columbia (Canada)

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2.5/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

06-11-2012 00:38:03 | More by rjpetrizzo
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

06-09-2012 04:13:00 | More by trancesk8er
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1.8/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Aroma is full of smoke and bacon, with a slight hint of maple syrup to round it off. It's almost too much, and it's not a great smell.

The beer pours out a somewhat hazy dark honey color with a white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing to speak of.

Big big smoke on in the flavor. It's all I really taste, actually. It is just so hard to get past, that I find it somewhat offensive. When I breathe, I can taste it all over again. This beer, I think, I will be tasting for a few hours to come.

Moderate body and medium carbonation, the mouthfeel isn't bad at all. If anything, this is where it exceles, a normal mouthfeel. Overall though, this is really not a good effort. I have to drain pour it.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 03:23:04 | More by tlazaroff
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Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650ml bottle
5.6% ABV

I tried this beer on June 1, 2012 after purchasing from the King and Spadina LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent amber colour with a tan coloured head that lasts. The maple can be smelled across the room from the glass while a direct whiff reveals bread and smoked wood. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was dominated by the smokiness with maple and malt in the mix. Far from outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 01:33:53 | More by cyrenaica
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-09-2012 01:09:33 | More by jk3
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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

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3.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear copper hue with a 2-finger white head that quickly dissipates leaving a decent trail down the glass.

S: Maple syrup and bacon aroma dominate this beer

T: Wow – nothing subtle about this bacon flavoring. Good maple syrup background but gets pushed aside by the bacon.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Bacon Good. Beer Good. Bacon + Beer = not so good. Glad I tried it – but I’ll pass next time.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 03:10:54 | More by ckollias
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2.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Really excited to finally get to try this one. Heard some interesting things and finally nabbed a bottle.

A: Pours a clear copper color with a 1/2 finger sand colored head. Pretty good retention.

S: Uh oh. What did I get myself into? Tons of smoked malt, syrup soaked IHOP pancake, molasses, burnt wood and some burnt bacon fat. Starting to second guess my choice.

T: Yeah, this isn't good. The base beer is super light and does not do well with all the heavy and smoky flavors this beer has going on. Booze soaked pancake flavor upfront with notes of charred malt, liquid smoke and maybe a touch of doughnut glaze. Finish brings a boatload of smoke and peaty dryness. Mouthfeel is way, way thin, almost reminding me of a lager. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 20:55:26 | More by notchucknorris
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +42.3%

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New York

3.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 05/31/12 notes. Been wanting to try this one for a while despite the reviews. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a deep murky amber color with two inches of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of maple, smoke, bacon, fruit, sugar, and sweet fruity malts.. Smoke and maple are very strong in the taste, and are pretty nice.

t - Tastes of smoke, bacon, maple, fruity malts, sweet molasses and sugar. Taste is similar to the nose, but less maple and not as sweet. A step down for me.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, pretty smooth body.

o - Overall a decent smoked beer, though the smoke is very strong. Nose is exactly what I imagine they were going for, though the maple is faded in the taste. Interesting to try but wouldn't seek it out again, one to share for sure.

Serving type: bottle

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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

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3.6/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml. Pretty clear orange pour, good two fingers of white. Detained pretty well.

Aroma, solid smoked malt, smoked meat, some sweeter caramel or maple.

Taste, I actually get a lot of maple up front, and a good amount of bready malt. Smoke malt or meats are both a bit lacking to me. Some smoked beachwood as it warns more. I'm left with the maple and some toasted notes..and a little more smoke also as it warms. I like it, just wish there was "more".

Lighter bodied, pretty easy to drink. No abv, but it was lower to begin with. I think it suffers a bit from the effort to make this a low abv drinker. Also at the price... A one time try among friends probably. Needs a more robust malt bill and more smoke to be top notch.
An interesting effort from rogue though.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 02:44:23 | More by Bung
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North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, copper-orange coloring with a thin, light, small bubbled, off-white head that sits a slim profile on the surface. Aromas of smoke, maple sweetness, and a meaty quality. Heavy on the nose. The flavors are smokey initially, which dissipates quickly, leaving a pepper-smoked meaty character with a maple sweet highlight. This almost tastes like a birch beer at this point. Very strong flavor profile, all riding a subtle, smooth maple sweet backbone. The aftertaste is sweet and smokey, leading into a quick, clean, somewhat underwhelming finish. Flavor profiles on this one end up somewhat jumbled, and the body felt a little too light to support what was going on.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 00:48:29 | More by GarthDanielson
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New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a wine glass. Poured a medium amber, with a thin bubbly head with several streams of bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma was extremely strong maple and bacon. Reminded me exactly of a Sunday morning bacon and pancake breakfast. Was prevalent a distance from the glass and bottle. Up close it was mostly the bacon smell. Taste was predominantly smoked bacon, with a very small subtle maple after taste. Never having tasted the doughnut, I would have hoped for more maple flavoring. Felt extremely over carbonated in the mouth. Not overly thick, but the abundance of bubbles made it hard to enjoy. Overall a definite gimmick beer. From the bottle design to the flavor, was a definite must try at least once, but not a repeat especially at the price.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 00:41:29 | More by mountdew1
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Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear copper with a tall off white head that dissipated slowly
S - smoky bacon, maple, and sugary bready aromas, with the burnt smokiness really lingering
T - smoke is the theme here bringing out a burnt bacon flavour, sweet maple and bready malts are in the background, there is also a bit of a peaty smoke character to it, unique to say the least
M - light body and somewhat thin, finishes with a smoky dryness
O - unique and outside the box as only Rogue does, a little disappointed that the donout quality isn't more prominent as it is heavily dominated by smoke, but a tasty treat none the less and a must try

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 03:12:35 | More by joemcgrath27
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North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-03-2012 21:21:54 | More by donquixote
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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml lovely pink bottle. Hazy copper color, nice looking white head. Decent retention and lace.

Crazy aroma leaps out of the glass. Tons of maple in the nose, with a nice hint of smoke. Caramel malt thrown in as well.

Slight bready malt up front gives a nice doughnut feel. Smokey notes galore. Maple is not as pronounced as in the nose, but is present. a bit of caramel. Not as sweat as I thought it might be.

Body seems a bit thin, with decent carbonation. Alcohol is a non-factor. Overall, not bad. Love the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 18:27:08 | More by Bierguy5
Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 1,530 ratings.