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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: 1,615
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 34.77%
Wants: 117
Gots: 203 | 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

30 IBU
76 AA
30º Lovibond

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-01-2011)
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4.45/5  rDev +59.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, this is one of the most interesting beers that I can recall. It really smells just like breakfast on a campout. It's got the smell of a campfire, a little malple, some bacon on a cast iron skillet, and a pancake. Unbelievable. It's a fantastic, unyieldingly engaging smell. I simply love it. The appearance is of a clear amber, with a long-lasting, lace-producing white head. The taste is a little more restrained than the smell, but it has a distinctive smoke and maple quality. Sweet, but not overdone. The brewer got the balance just right...to sweet would have been distracting, and too dry would have made the smoke acrid. It's a wonderfully brewed beer.

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

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2/5  rDev -28.3%

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4/5  rDev +43.4%

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3.65/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cool pink-painted 750ml capped bottle. Im no doughnut connaisseur so never had a doughnut like this, maybe never will. I like smoked beers though so here's to hoping this one isn't ruined by being too ambitious. I had it once before, but was blacked out at the time so have no idea what it is like.

It pours a translucent orangeish amber with a foamy off-white head.

The smell is sweet and mapley. I didn't expect this much maple to come through. There is some smoked malt hanging around in there as well as bacon and some NW hops. It is also hoppier than I was expecting.

The flavor is very honey-biscuit like. I'm assuming the ingredients aren't in order of greatest to least because it isn't that smoky of a beer. It instead is quite hoppy with really honey maple like malt notes. Decent bitterness form the hops, nothing that noteworthy but I was not expecting the hops to play much of a role. It helps in balancing the beer, but the flavors don't really mesh.

The bacon adds some texture to the mouthfeel making a bit oilier. It leaves an oily residue on the tongue as you go.

I good breakfast beer but nothing mindblowing. Give me a Schlenkerla.

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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.78/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright pink 750ml bottle into a pint glass.

A - Dark amber/brown body. Dirty off-white head with minimal lacing and retention.

S - Smells like breakfast. Super smokey malts and some maple sweetness. Smells fantastic.

T - More breakfast awesomeness. Smokey bacon with underlying maple sweetness. No hops to speak of. Mouth feel is a bit on the thin side, but makes its pretty easy drinking despite the huge amount of smoke.

O - Not really understanding the massive hatred towards this beer. Its a bit one dimensional, but it totally comes off as maple candied bacon. Tasty stuff.

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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +50.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness dating

A= Pours a deep amber color with an off white head that rises to a finger high and holds solid lacing and some decent retention.

S= Maple and smoke all the way. Actually smells a lot like maple bacon or a delicious dessert. The smell is unreal. The smokiness is tame compared to the sugary sweet maple aroma and the biscuity malt but it is there holding the breakfast odor up.

T= The smoke plays a more dominate role in the taste with the maple following up behind. This isn't as bad as I've heard it to be. I've heard nothing but really bad things about this beer but it's not that bad. Actually a little better than I expected being that it is a beer trying to replicate a breakfast. All components are present from the smoke to the maple sweetness following behind it.

M= Smooth and smokey.

O= This beer is better than people have made it sound. It's a beer that tastes like breakfast. Actually pretty easy drinking and the smoke is at a tame enough level for everyone to enjoy. Pick up a bottle go try it because it's unique that's for sure.

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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 1,615 ratings.