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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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BA SCORE
66
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1,629 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,629
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 34.77%
Wants: 118
Gots: 219 | 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:
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of BigPlay1824
3.85/5  rDev +38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a perfectly clear medium amber color with a small amount of carbonation bubbles and an ample amount of head which lingers for a little bit before dissipating and leaving virtually no lacing
S: tons of smokey malt notes, reminds me a lot of the smell of clothes for a night siting by a campfire, i definitely notice the maple notes but only when I'm looking for them
T: begins with a nice sweetness on the tongue then moves into a nice smokey malt note, the smoked malts intensify during and after the finish of the sip, leaves a smokey note in the back of the throat, reminds me a bit more of smoked pancetta chips that more girlfriend makes
M: minimal carbonation tingle, thin and yet some how thick across the palate, leaves the mouth slightly dry
O: I actually find this to be one of the more drinkable smoked beers I've come across, I'm liking it more and more he more I drink of it and ya character has really smoothed out as it has warmed up

Photo of jeffthepony
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of megahurts4
2.8/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut

Appearance: dark orange, some lacing, and small head.

Smell: strong syrupy maple, faint bacon, and a malt.

Taste: bitter light maple, light bacon, and a grainy finish.

Mouthfeel: light.

Overall:
I thought this would be an interesting beer. It seemed that way initially, but then it turns watery and light in flavors that plain and simply do not work brewed together. I would only buy this as a novelty to never drink.

Photo of Mappies
4.5/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of Goforth
4/5  rDev +43.4%

Photo of ubersky
1/5  rDev -64.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -55.2%

Photo of RandyKemka
1.2/5  rDev -57%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is a big swing and miss.

A: Soapy beige head; near clear amber body high carbonation.

S: Strong smoke bacon aroma and maple syrup.

T: Initial taste of maple sugar in the head. Then very smokey and salty. Like dumping water on a fire and then sucking on the log.

M: Medium body with mild carbonation and oily finish.

O: Disgusting. I would never drink a whole bottle.

I have to say overall I'm not a huge fan of smoked beers, but I have had some that I do enjoy.

Photo of jlove5
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.08/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head on clear, copper with golden hues body. poor head retention but nicer head than many other smoked beers.

S: smells like your breakfast plate does at the end of a giant buffet breakfast... the syrup as spread over the remaining eggs and bacon to make a maple and bacon symbiotic aroma. nice mesquite note.

T: flavor is mostly mesquite and smokey. applewood bacon and syrup is less prevalent. simple but very tolerable flavor for the style.

M: medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: very interesting beer and very complex for the style. Definitley worth trying and one of the more intersting beer bottles in my collection.

Photo of beeruser
3/5  rDev +7.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of atr2605
4.25/5  rDev +52.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a light amber color, not quite transparent, white head with average retention
S-maple syrup,bacon,bit of smokiness in the background
T-smoked malt and bacon flavor come up front, nice hop bitterness mixes in, then finishes with the sweret maple syrup and a hint of bacon again
M-medium-light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation
O-I loved this beer. I am a huge bacon fan and I thought it was unqiue, delicious,, and very drinkable for the flavors that went into. wouldn't buy it all the time but definitely a really cool beer to have once in awhile.

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Naterobsnyk4
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of SeanGC
3.98/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle/US Tumbler

A: Copper color, hazy, with a light white head that dissipates quickly leaving residue on the glass.

S: WAS NOT EXPECTING IT TO SMELL SO GOOD. Bacon, smokey, mapely, exactly what one would expect from the label.

T: Great blend of unique flavors. While the bacon flavor is definitely present, the smoked malt is by far the strongest flavor characteristic.

M: Medium to light body with good carbonation.

O: Interesting, definitely. I had a spanish pastelitos sitting by that I decided to pair with this beer. GREAT IDEA. Next time, I might decide to try it with a steak dish. However, I can see how this beer is not for everybody.

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -55.2%

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2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of kjyost
4.23/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 1,629 ratings.