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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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66
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1,560 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,560
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 34.88%
Wants: 113
Gots: 182 | FT: 3
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

Specs:
14º PLATO
30 IBU
76 AA
30º Lovibond

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-01-2011)
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3/5  rDev +6.8%

06-21-2012 21:51:27 | More by PopnLoads
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

1.25/5  rDev -55.5%

06-21-2012 21:24:07 | More by cofeeguru
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FunkyFibes

Florida

2/5  rDev -28.8%

06-21-2012 03:01:53 | More by FunkyFibes
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +50.5%

Bottle shared at a recent bottle share. Poured at ~5C into 5 oz sampling glasses.

Pours clear amber with little head and no lacing. Maple bacon aroma, nails what it claims to be. A body with tons of flavour: fake maple, butter, light smoke, sweetness, syrup, pork, honey ham & bacon. Stunningly good.I actually can't believe it is this good. Honey ham. Exceeds expectations, as I thought this beer was going to be a cluster-cuss. The beer gets meatier as it warms. Can't drink more than 4 oz.

06-20-2012 03:16:31 | More by kjyost
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therope

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

06-20-2012 01:34:41 | More by therope
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AliT023

New York

1/5  rDev -64.4%

06-20-2012 00:24:00 | More by AliT023
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +43.4%

One must first recognize that a beer like this is novelty. It certainly not something most people could drink all of the time. If you look at it like an adventure in a bottle, you might enjoy it.

The ale poured a rusty orange color with a modest off-white head. To be quite blunt, the aroma smells like a Saturday morning breakfast complete with pancakes and bacon. The sweetness of the maple syrup is present, and the smokiness of the bacon is there. In the initial taste, one tastes the smoke that suggests bacon before it is mellowed out by the sweetness of the maple. As the taste yields into the aftertaste, the smoke fades while the maple continues and mixes with a note of saltiness. The maple lingers heavily in the aftertaste just like you ate pancakes with heavy syrup. Even while the beer is somewhat thin, the sweetness is able to linger.

06-19-2012 23:43:19 | More by JohnnyHopps
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Ralphs66

New York

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

I could easily see this being a drainpour for most folks...it's a crazy beer that not everyone is going to appreciate or even enjoy. When cold, it's complexity is muted but as it warms the bacon flavor and greasiness overwhelms. I love smoked beer so for me it's palatable, but it's not for everyone. Great coloration and significant maltiness. Both the maple and bacon (whoa!) are present; smell and taste. It was worth a try but unless you're a bacon junkie, you'll find it overpowering. I never keep a bottle after I'm done drinking it, but for this one I might just make an exception. The packaging is priceless...

06-19-2012 21:25:40 | More by Ralphs66
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reyna311

Delaware

3/5  rDev +6.8%

06-19-2012 14:48:46 | More by reyna311
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

3.93/5  rDev +39.9%

A: Soapy beige head; almost clear amber body; good carbonation; little to no lacing.

S: Strong smoke bacon aroma and maple syrup.

T: Smoke salty ham; maple syrup; bready malts.

M: Medium body; mild carbonation; slight oily finish.

O: Very interesting beer with a lot of complex flavors. I could never drink a whole bottle, and I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had it with brunch. Although true to the style, the oily mouthfeel was a bit much for me.

06-19-2012 01:42:47 | More by BrewCrew2010
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Manboy21182

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

06-18-2012 14:48:06 | More by Manboy21182
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

06-18-2012 02:49:04 | More by TheBishopco
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NCLorax

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +42.3%

06-17-2012 23:26:45 | More by NCLorax
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DTown

Illinois

1/5  rDev -64.4%

06-17-2012 21:34:32 | More by DTown
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -11%

06-17-2012 14:08:21 | More by Reagan1984
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hilgart1

Illinois

3/5  rDev +6.8%

06-17-2012 02:49:40 | More by hilgart1
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Scottgerm1


2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-17-2012 02:49:20 | More by Scottgerm1
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basilcrow

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -28.8%

06-17-2012 02:19:31 | More by basilcrow
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ColSanders123

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

06-17-2012 02:09:41 | More by ColSanders123
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bigwillystyle


4/5  rDev +42.3%

06-17-2012 01:19:16 | More by bigwillystyle
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GTB

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

06-16-2012 23:54:58 | More by GTB
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scottyshades

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

06-16-2012 23:13:47 | More by scottyshades
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.13/5  rDev +47%

I saw this release many months ago from afar, thinking it would never reach Australian shores—fair enough, it didn't, but I hit American shores and looked it up myself.

Pours a pleasant clear amber hue with lots of fizzling carbonation feeding a very solid and stolid off-white head. Light bodied, but it's not a huge beer ABV-wise. Looks decent enough.

Ooh, nose is yes oh yes just what I wanted. Pleasantly organic smoky notes sitting above a woody, genuine maple sweetness, giving it an overt, almost intentionally sickly character, which, let's face it, is what you want out of a beer with a bright pink bottle. The smoke is really pleasant and directed, giving a wood-fired note, but always reminiscent of the sweetness inherent in the beer. Wonderful stuff.

Taste is a lot lighter, and the lack of body harms it, meaning that it can't actually sustain a genuine sweetness. Here, the smoke gives a slight crisp harshness on the front, which eventually slides away into a cushioning bed of maple essence and nutty malt characters. It's still very pleasant, and the maple syrup and the smoky characters still pronounce themselves fully—it's just that it doesn't really deliver that sweetness and fullness that you expect.

Overall, though, this is an excitingly different beer, and one that genuinely does do a good job of blending all the maple-bacon goodness that you expect. It's not as sweet on the palate as I thought it might have been, and that might aid it a little, but still, it's thoroughly intriguing and very enjoyable.

06-16-2012 03:34:29 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

06-15-2012 07:43:14 | More by USChuy
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +29.9%

Pours orangey-amber with one finger of white head, not much in the way of lace. Smell is full on maple and smoke, bacon and lightly sweet bready malts, easy to pick out the maple, bacon and doughnut, its actually very nice to smell. The taste is mostly smoke, light sweetness, smoked bacon and meat flavours followed by maple and bready malt, smoke in aftertaste as well. Light body with med-high carb, fairly thin body. Better than I thought it would be and mildly enjoyable, smell is fantastic though.

06-14-2012 14:01:00 | More by peensteen
Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 1,560 ratings.