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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
poor

1,530 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,530
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 34.52%
Wants: 111
Gots: 170 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
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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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +6.8%

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Roguer

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-04-2013 22:22:27 | More by Roguer
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3.93/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Reddish brown with a sticky head that dissipates to a film; lacing is okay

S: Wow, that smells smoky and sweet--like walking into a Denny's: so much maple syrup and bacon and bready, burnt malts and brown sugar; but overall this is just so sweet and smoky from the maple and bacon

T: Not nearly as sweet as I thought; while there is a bit of maple in the flavor, it's much more smokey bacon flavors; man, that' different and yet, unlike many, I like it

F: Pretty sticky mouth feel, which is appropriate for a maple bacon doughnut beer but a touch thin on the back end that really hinders what I want from this beer--it needs to be thicker and even stickier, especially on the finish

O: I didn't know what to expect here, but I was pleasantly surprised--so smokey in the taste and so sweet in the aroma; they were paying tribute to an iconic doughnut and though they didn't create an iconic beer, they created an interesting beer nonetheless; like I said earlier, unlike most, I really like this beer

Serving type: bottle

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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.64/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer itself is nowhere as glamorous as the illustrious pink bottle it comes in. Polluted by a heavy dosage of sediment, the already unclear brownish-yellowish beer becomes entirely murky, its colour entirely ambiguous. The additional fiber is good for the colon but hard on the eyes.

The aroma smells like an incense candle. Notes of singed, slowly burning wood and sweet maple transport me to a musty backroom that sells fake IDs and heavy metal t-shirts, not the butcher shop or the bakery. I don't mind the woody-maple smell, but I wouldn't eat the doughnut...

Although I have had the actual Voodoo Bacon Maple doughnut in Portland. There may be some superficial resemblance but the real thing is much tastier than this beer (which may have something to do with the fact that 'sugar' is not seen on the ingredients list). Open a bakery with this as your flagship product and you'd be out of business within a month.

The "doughnut" gimmick aside, however, this makes a more than respectable smoked beer. Indeed it should - cherrywood, beechwood and hickory smoked malts are all used. No wonder the flavour of wood is so strong. This tastes just like singed, smoking splints which, for my tastes, is lovely. The maple flavouring is a complimentary accenting.

It's hard to know whether Rogue intended to make a beer or a mokumentary. There's enough redeeming cherrywood, hickory and maple flavour to make finishing the bottle agreeable, but as far as any resemblance to the strangely, unexpectedly, somewhat grossly delicious Bacon Maple Doughnut, well, I'm not feeling it. I like this, but I'm not going to rate it highly...

Serving type: bottle

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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 1,530 ratings.