Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.6/5 rDev +28.1%
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.
06-06-2012 02:44:23 | More by Bung
3.28/5 rDev +16.7%
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.
06-06-2012 00:48:29 | More by GarthDanielson
3.3/5 rDev +17.4%
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.
06-06-2012 00:41:29 | More by mountdew1
3.6/5 rDev +28.1%
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
06-04-2012 03:12:35 | More by joemcgrath27
3.75/5 rDev +33.5%
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.
06-03-2012 18:27:08 | More by Bierguy5
3.4/5 rDev +21%
Production date of March 17, 2012. Poured in to Bruery tulip.
A - Medium yellow/amber colour with 2 fingers of bubbly cream coloured head.
S - Massive smoke/bacon aroma up front with a touch of maple and some sweet grainy/bready notes in the background that do have a donut-y character to them.
T - Massive smoke and bacon flavours up front. A touch of sweet maple is present in the middle. The finish highlights the bready donut-like flavour before the smoke returns in the finish.
M - Medium body; somewhat creamy. Light to moderate carbonation.
O - The beer it self was not outstanding but they pulled off the flavours very well. Everything was there - the bacon, the maple and the donut. Definitely a bottle to share.
06-03-2012 13:04:57 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.2/5 rDev +49.5%
Appearance- Pours a coppery amber hue with a finger width of foamy off white head that quickly fades.
Smell- Smoky bacon, applewood, hickory, maple syrup. Sweet smelling breakfast in a glass. Bacon and maple smell was detectable upon opening the bottle.
Taste- Smokiness from the bacon and malts, followed by sweetness from the maple syrup and malts. Very subtle hops presence. There is a nice harmonious balance of flavours.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. Slightly sticky and a tad thin but the thinness does not bring down the overall body.
Overall- A well executed brew with well balanced flavours by Rogue. You get what the bottle says and makes for a great experiment for the curious palate. I would maybe try this once more in the future, perhaps sharing a bottle with friends.
06-03-2012 03:26:52 | More by leaddog
3.23/5 rDev +14.9%
Burnt orange, creamy light tan head, solid retention.
Such a light nose. Just a faint smell of cheap maple syrup.
Smoked malt with a hint of bacon, maple, quite hoppy, then turns into a dried tree leaf taste at the end, earthy.
Soft pillowy carbonation with a lighter body and a dry feel.
Overall, not as good as I was hoping. Lacks in overall sweetness. Where's the doughnut? Different and not bad, but pretty average.
06-03-2012 01:16:56 | More by jera1350
3.53/5 rDev +25.6%
A: darkish amber with a bit of cloudyness
S: maple syrup, very sweet smell, after reading it was 30 ibu and smelling the strong sweet maple scent I was dreading drinking this because I'm a big fan of bitter ipas and I'm not a fan of very sweet things or maple syrup. Smells a lot like breakfast..
T: a bit of maple sweetness up front, followed by smokey flavor which is complex with a slight bacony flavor in the smoke. Not nearly as sweet or terrible as I expected. I initially only pour a half glass, but ended up drinking a little more than half the bottle (was sharing the bottle). The smokey / bacon flavor really balances out the maple. I'm glad it was not too sweet, because it smelled undrinkable to me.
M: medium bodied, bacon-smoke mouth feel.
O: overall I really enjoyed drinking this beer because it was so unique. I think the brewers did a good job at capturing the strange style of beer they were going for. I probably would not buy again due to the price of it, but it is a very unique beer experience that I'd recommend atleast giving a try and sharing with some friends.
06-02-2012 06:52:36 | More by ilikebeerandski
3.98/5 rDev +41.6%
Now to see what all the "Non-Hype" is about this beer, all I heard is bad things, and me and 3 other friends are not excited to try it. Maple and slight smoke jump out of glass. Pours slightly hazy copper with thin white head. Tastes like Pancakes....smells like pancakes. Smooth beer, really easy drinking. Just makes me want breakfast. Not much smoke in the taste, but the malt and maple together is quite nice. Actually a nice surprise. I may be looking for more of this.
06-01-2012 00:10:15 | More by beergod1
Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
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